Our clearest look yet at the OnePlus 6T – triple camera and in-display fingerprint scanner in tow

Our clearest look yet at the OnePlus 6T – triple camera and in-display fingerprint scanner in tow
If you've been following OnePlus closely over the years, you probably know that the designs they do are often "borrowed" from Oppo phones. I say borrowed, and not stolen, because Oppo is actually the parent company of OnePlus, so sharing designs between devices is nothing out of the ordinary.

The two most recent examples are the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6, both of which look strikingly similar to two Oppo phones – the Oppo R11s and the Oppo R15, respectively. But this trend goes way back. For example, the original OnePlus One shared many common traits with the Oppo Find 7, while the OnePlus X is almost a carbon copy of the Oppo Mirror 5.

With this in mind, and with mounting evidence supporting the existence of the OnePlus 6T, we recently took a look at the Oppo R17 – the phone that is most likely to "donate" its design to the next OnePlus phone. Surely enough, our suspicions were confirmed when a supposedly legit OnePlus 6T box leaked online, showing an illustration of the phone, complete with a small "water drop" notch, and most exciting of all – an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Taking all of this into consideration, we can say we have a pretty good idea as to what the OnePlus 6T will look like, here it is:


OnePlus 6T render based on preliminary information about the device

All signs point to the OnePlus 6T and the Oppo R17 sharing many design traits, including the water drop shaped notch, which seems to be there to accommodate for a single front-facing camera, as well as the in-display fingerprint scanner. Although many people are sure to be irked by the notch, it is much smaller than that of the OnePlus 6, and many of our readers seem to prefer the drop shape over iPhone-style notches. Seeing as how on the 6T, the notch is literally there to house the selfie snapper and nothing else (the earpiece is actually above the camera, embedded in the bezel itself), it only makes sense for it to be this small. We don't really mind the design, however, we'd also like to note that the OnePlus 6T will likely have a bit of a chin. Nothing offensive like on some other Android phones, pretty much on par with the bottom bezel of the OnePlus 6.

Will the OnePlus 6T have three cameras?



The OnePlus 6T may have three cameras on the back

One of the unanswered questions still surrounding the OnePlus 6T is how many cameras will it have. The Oppo R17 is available in two models – a base version with two cameras on the back and a Pro model with a triple cam, Huawei P20 Pro style. If the pattern that OnePlus has been following over the years is anything to go by, we'd say that the OnePlus 6T may be a triple camera phone. We think this may be the case, because in the past, OnePlus has always borrowed the design and specs from top-end Oppo phones, and even upped the ante in terms of specs. 

The OnePlus 5T, for example, borrowed the design and size of the Oppo R11s but doubled the RAM to 8GB, beating even the Oppo R11s Plus, which comes with 6GB of RAM. The OnePlus 6 followed the same pattern, looking like the Oppo R15, but offering more RAM. With this in mind, we'd say there's a good chance that the OnePlus 6T inherits the triple camera of the Oppo R17 Pro.

The triple cam setup on the R17 Pro consists of a 12MP sensor with a f/1.5 lens, a 20MP sensor with a f/2.4 lens, as well as a supplementary, third camera, which is tasked with depth measuring time-of-flight (ToF) duties.

What do you think of the OnePlus 6T thus far? Do you mind the notch? What about the cameras? Would you rather have a triple cam setup with improved depth measuring, or are you alright with "just" two? Tell us in the comments below!

Disclaimer: The images featured in this material have been made by PhoneArena and are based on preliminary information about the respective device(s), such as, but not limited to, factory CAD blueprints and live photos of the device(s), or accessories thereof. As such, the images found herein may not be fully representative of the final design of the device(s).

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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39 Comments

1. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Looks sleek. I'm wondering if it has IP rating.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This is just badass. Especially if it has the triple camera setup. Anyway, what I’m actually waiting for is the Nokia 9.

3. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I'm really hoping this is compatible for all US carriers.OnePlus please take a page out of Motorola's book.

4. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

There is a possiblity of it being carried by T-mobile USA.

40. haydenb

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Somethings telling me it wont be seeing as every OnePlus phone only works on GSM carriers

5. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

This just might have solidified my purchase over the P3XL. Still gonna wait to see but damn that looks good

6. Taphius

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

P3 for camera, probably op6t for everything else.

8. Georgio

Posts: 220; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Pixel 3 for camera ; stock android and fast updates. One plus 6t if u want some chinese to steal your information and passwords;-)))))))))))

9. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Google pretty much does the same thing lol

12. Georgio

Posts: 220; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Google will never empty my bank account and never did ; but I will never trust a chinese phone to put my passwords and bank account pin in it

14. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Paranoia like this is why people hate foreign phone brands even though they perform extraordinarily well. I'm honestly not surprised by the amount of ignorance people have on this site anymore.

38. Fred3

Posts: 494; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Sad thing about it is the ones who make these comments don't even live in America

19. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Don't ever buy chinese phones because chinese are thieves and their phones are garbage. I also don't buy American phones because they are proven time and time again to be security risks. NSA requires backdoors installed on all American software and hardware products and they employ tens of thousands of employees that can spy on your phone cameras or eavesdrop at will even when your phone is off. Therefore if you value your privacy, you should only buy Samsung or even LG.

20. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You are a fool if you think Samsung isn't data mining its users

29. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

...or Sony

28. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

So..... you don't have a phone?

30. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

As if there was a case when OnePlus or Huawei phone emptied somebody's bank account. Accusing out of air all Chinese brands is nonsense.

41. Marcwand3l

Posts: 426; Member since: May 08, 2017

You do realize that One Plus is a publicly very well known company. If One Plus commits a fraud like that the only thing that can happen is it will bring them close to bankruptcy.

13. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Anything is better than the Pixel 3 XL.

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 561; Member since: May 02, 2016

This screen to body ratio looks around 85% to 88%

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

85.9% if it use the exact same front design with R17.

10. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

"we'd also like to note that the OnePlus 6T will likely have a bit of a chin. Nothing offensive like on some other Android phones, but noticeably bigger than the bottom bezel of the OnePlus 6. " There is nothing of sorts that shows or proves or hints towards that. Don't say such stuff that makes no sense. Why would the bottom chin on 6T be bigger than 6 despite it being a fact that 6T is superior ? And if you are making a comparison based on chin size of R17 Pro, don't forget OP6 had smaller chin than R15 Pro despite borrowing the design. So rectify this mistake at least.

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Put dual speakers on this thing and color it bought if so!

27. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

I like my OP6, but yeah, it needs dual speakers badly.

34. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Very true, stereo speakers and Ip rating.

35. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Very true, stereo speakers and Ip rating.

15. Theinvid

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2018

3 cameras really should be super wide, normal and 3x zoom if you ask me.

16. josepro84

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 15, 2017

I cannot wait to get this phone. And I love Apple product.

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Companies really need to stupid this 6-month flagship cycle. Two phones a year just doesn’t scream high leveled market player. This is one thing Apple does right at least

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Apple brought us the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ and the X in one year. So that's 3 phones a year ;)

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