This might be our first real look at the OnePlus 6T, and yes, that's a confirmed name now

This might be our first real look at the OnePlus 6T, and yes, that's a confirmed name now
The rumor mill has been abuzz lately about the first-ever OnePlus smartphone expected to be officially released on a US carrier, but after Carl Pei’s painful confirmation of the headphone jack removal, we have more bad news to report today.

As it turns out, the OnePlus 6T will not beat Samsung’s next flagship device to the rear-facing triple camera punch after all, sticking to a dual shooter setup that looks awfully similar to the one on the back of the OnePlus 6.

That’s if we choose to trust a partial new render revealed by WinFuture’s typically reliable Roland Quandt. The tech journalist and increasingly prolific leaker claims this is an “official” image received from a “trusted” source, and indeed, nothing about the picture immediately screams fake.


In a way, you should be happy to hear the OnePlus 6T is “settling” for two rear snappers, as a third imaging sensor would have no doubt jacked up the price. We still don’t have a credible estimate on that front, by the way, but one feature that’s likely to increase the handset’s retail cost is an in-display fingerprint sensor.

That’s pretty much etched in stone now that we can see there’s no conventional fingerprint recognition mechanism mounted on the back of the OnePlus 6T, which by the way, has its name finally confirmed today as well.

The company never explicitly mentioned the 6T moniker in its recent buzz-building stunts, but over in India, Amazon has set up a dedicated webpage for availability notifications. Both the OnePlus 6T and those all-new Type-C Bullets are listed as “coming soon”, with no other details disclosed as of the time of this writing. Stay tuned for a possible October 17 announcement.

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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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20 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

6T is a good upgrade but no headphone jack...

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oneplus is also bowing down to Apple just like everybody else. Like it or not every other smartphone manufacturer in the industry copying Apple very shamelessly. Because of this non of those companies will have a a bright future as Apple have. #CourageToCopyOthers

12. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

I feel OnePlus can exempt themselves. The OnePlus phone is about cutting costs. That's why it never has many features found on other phones. Once the usage level drops low enough - it is a gonna. Removing the jack saves cost. A valid OnePlus move. But if you're selling phones for $100s more then it is more about greed.

15. foldablephone

Posts: 57; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

No way have they removed the headphone jack to save money. The part cost about 25 cents. Even the cheapest dumb phones ( $10 phones have one). They’ve copied Apple here, no other reason which is why Apple will keep winning. Unfortunately many Chinese brands are still doing this but I hope one day Asia will set the design trends for a change. Apple needs competition for sure.

2. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

No triple camera?

3. beedeezy14

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

That would mean the box leak was fake then right?

4. Elvis358

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

So no flesh?

8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Unfortunately, they have not made phones with flesh texture yet.

11. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

No flesh, no buy!

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

TIL that having 2 camera sensors on the back of a phone is settling. Pixel 3 will only have one sensor on the back, and will probably still be the benchmark of excellent photography (after HDR+ post processing).

6. kennybenny

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Seems like the purpose of the T upgrades is to make the prices creep up and still claim the phone is "more affordable"...... I call BS on that because in canada the 6 retails for $700 for 64 GB. Like for $50 CAD more, you can get a Huawei P20 which has 128 GB and a better camera.......

14. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

Standard pricing is $99 more. And it stands to reason that if you pay more, you get more. I don't see what is so surprising to you about that. It is also an older phone. And that's the real strategy behind the T revisions. Most will go on a yearly cycle and the price goes down over the 12 months. With OP the price does not fall as the products only have a 6 month shelf life.

7. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

No triple camera, no headphone jack... Seems like you are only upgrading for the smaller notch and in-display fingerprint scanner. Not worth it in my opinion, maybe Oneplus will have a couple more tricks to unveil?

13. errnope

Posts: 43; Member since: May 23, 2018

My expectation would be bigger battery, smaller notch, in-screen fingerprint reader and probably a bump up to 128GB as the base storage.

10. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

With no 3.5 mm jack and increased price there are more interesting alternatives on the market.

16. LEEDAQ

Posts: 173; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

no jack not keen

17. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

It will need an IP rating and stereo speakers to even be considered an upgrade. Seems like they are taking away more.

18. OneLove123

Posts: 968; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Loud dual speakers like my Note 9 and they will have my money.

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again no creativity by Android vendors so far...

20. CEDEOTB

Posts: 391; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

No headphone jack, no buy

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