OnePlus 7T leaks with huge rear camera module, familiar front

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The OnePlus 7 is only three months old but that isn’t stopping a successor from being created. The new device will reportedly be marketed as the OnePlus 7T and should debut in late September. But today, with over one month left to go, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has returned with new CAD-based renders that showcase what’s understood to be the flagship’s final design.

A drastically redesigned camera module and an extra sensor

Corroborating recent design rumors, today’s renders of the OnePlus 7T showcase the presence of a huge circular camera module on the rear which houses an updated setup that’ll undoubtedly help maintain a competitive edge over rival devices. 

Just like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T looks set to adopt a triple-camera setup on the rear, albeit one that’s aligned horizontally rather than vertically. This is paired with a dual-LED flash which appears slightly larger than the OnePlus 7’s alternative. The specifications and functionalities of each sensor are yet to be revealed but one of the cameras should land paired with either a telephoto or super-wide-angle lens. The remaining ones, on the other hand, will likely act as a primary camera and a depth sensor. Also, to keep things looking unique, OnePlus has separated the cameras with a set of angular lines.

The rear panel, as expected, is carved out of a single slab of glass and is also home to the OnePlus logo. However, today’s renders suggest the ‘OnePlus’ branding along the bottom could be removed on the OnePlus 7T.

One important change has been made to the display

From the front, the OnePlus 7T is almost indistinguishable at first glance from the OnePlus 7, which itself bears a very close resemblance to last year’s OnePlus 6T. This similarity can be attributed to the presence of a notched display up front paired with equally thin bezels and a large speaker grill above. However, one important change has been made.

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According to the information provided by Hemmerstoffer, the OnePlus 7T will feature a 6.5-inch display that’ll likely be an Optic AMOLED panel. This is slightly larger than the 6.4-inch display found on the OnePlus 7 and naturally means that the upcoming flagship will be a little larger. For reference, the OnePlus 7 measures in 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2mm whereas the upcoming OnePlus 7T’s dimensions sit at 161.2 x 74.5 x 8.3mm.

The aluminum frame of the OnePlus 7T looks no different to the one found on the OnePlus 7. Along the right side sits the power key and the company’s trademark Alert Slider while the left is home to a volume rocker. The top of the phone, on the other hand, seems to house a microphone and the bottom features a USB-C port, the SIM card tray, and a second microphone.

A OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition might be on the way

In addition to the standard OnePlus 7T, Hemmerstoffer has hinted at the existence of a OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition. Details about this model remain scarce at the moment but it'll probably include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus on the inside paired with 12GB of RAM and potentially 512GB of internal storage. Accompanying all of this should be Android 10 and the latest version of Oxygen OS straight out of the box.

The OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition will be compatible with 4G LTE networks but OnePlus may also choose to include 5G connectivity in the hope of better differentiating the model from the regular device. In regards to battery capacity, the exact number is yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, it should be slightly higher than the 3,700mAh battery found inside last year's McLaren model because this year's phone will be a little larger. Support for the OnePlus 30W Warp Charge technology is to be expected too.

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