OnePlus 6T design revealed: in-display fingerprint scanner, no headphone jack
Ahead of its expected announcement on October 17, the upcoming OnePlus 6T has just leaked out in all its glory in a new set of 360-degree renders created by reliable tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, better known by his Twitter handle of @OnLeaks.
Following in the footsteps of the OnePlus 6, which launched back in May, the new OnePlus 6T once again makes use of a tall display that occupies most of the front panel. As expected, a slightly slimmer chin is present towards the bottom, while the wide notch present on the previous device has been replaced which a much smaller waterdrop-like one complete with subtle curves. This new notch is just big enough to house the front-facing camera and proximity sensor. The in-ear speaker, on the other hand, has now been moved to the very edge of the frame. Interestingly, though, an LED notification light doesn't appear to be included.
Moving over to the rear, these newest renders once again dismiss rumors of a triple-camera layout. Instead, the dual-camera vertical setup combined with the unibody glass design creates a look that is almost identical to the original. In fact, the only difference is the lack of a rear-facing fingerprint scanner – the security feature is now integrated into the display up front.
Elsewhere on the smartphone, the images confirm the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. This will force users to make use of the USB Type-C port which is positioned towards the bottom of the frame alongside a microphone and a speaker. Moving up the sides, the left is home to an elongated volume rocker, and the right includes a power key and the signature Alert Slider.
Much like the original OnePlus 6, the 6T is expected to ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on the inside along with the choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Speaking of choices, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB internal storage options are expected to be sold too. Lastly, as this is a OnePlus device, consumers can expect stock Android 9 Pie straight out of the box alongside the minimal Oxygen OS 9.0 overlay on top.