has published more press renders of the Aquamarine Green OnePlus 8T
5G variant and showcased the Lunar Silver model for the first time. The updated story continues below:
With less than a week to go until the high-end OnePlus 8T 5G is unveiled, OnePlus has today taken the wraps off of its highly anticipated flagship and showcased the new rear design in full for the first (official) time.
Meet the Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver OnePlus 8T 5G
The upcoming smartphone is shown off in the new Aquamarine Green color that OnePlus has created for it. With previous products, the Chinese company focused on premium matte finishes, but this time around OnePlus has chosen a glossy coating.
The OnePlus 8T 5G
, according to the company, takes advantage of diffuse reflection, which is a form of light refraction that scatters light in different angles and directions, to produce a clean and shiny surface capable of mitigating the buildup of fingerprints.
Essentially, OnePlus is saying that its next flagship smartphone won't be a fingerprint magnet, unlike most other devices on the market.
As for the second color option – Lunar Silver – OnePlus has again chosen to forgo a matte coating in favor of something more glossy. It hasn't detailed the creation process, but if the Aquamarine Green finish is anything to go by, this option should reject fingerprints too.
A new camera bump with more sensors inside
Coupled with the new colors and finish is a different camera bump. Previous OnePlus flagships including the original OnePlus 8
have featured a slim, vertical module in the center of the back, but for its next model OnePlus
has gone for a much larger, rectangular bump.
That extra room is put to good use, though. The video published today confirms the presence of a 48-megapixel main shooter paired with optical image stabilization and, while the specs match up with those of the main OnePlus 8 camera, recent reports suggest a better sensor has been included.
There is said to be a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter as well. The other cameras reportedly consist of a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an updated 5-megapixel macro camera, meaning OnePlus has skipped on the telephoto snapper.
Other features include an LED flash and what is presumably a laser autofocus system for sharper photos during the day and night. As for the selfie camera, that's rumored to boast a 32-megapixel resolution.
What else can be expected from the OnePlus 8T?
Powering the next-generation flagship looks set to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+. It should enable a small but possibly unnoticeable performance boost over the Snapdragon 865-powered OnePlus 8, making the the OnePlus 8T one of the fastest smartphones on the market.
It'll likely be combined with a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. MicroSD card support shouldn't be expected, but pricier models with extra storage and RAM are almost guaranteed.
As for the software side of things, OnePlus is known for its brilliant software support, so customers can expect to find Android 11 and the latest version of OxygenOS straight out of the box.
Other features should include a 4,500mAh battery and support for 65W fast charging, by far the fastest technology on any OnePlus device thus far.