OnePlus has started focusing on cheaper smartphones in recent months but that doesn't mean the 'Never Settle' brand is any less committed to flagships. The next-gen OnePlus 8T
is codenamed 'Kebab' and now Android Central
has shared some very important details.
The OnePlus 8T boasts a 120Hz display and the Snapdragon 865+
The original OnePlus 8
featured a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display and the OnePlus 8T
will follow in the same footsteps. But to better compete with more recent premium smartphones, the already smooth 90Hz refresh rate has been replaced with an even smoother 120Hz refresh rate this time around.
OnePlus has chosen a completely flat panel too, per recently leaked renders. That should help keep production costs down and offset the introduction of 120Hz support on the budget flagship.
That is all combined with more rounded corners and bezels that seem to be every so slightly slimmer than before. Like the previous model, the OnePlus 8T features a small punch hole in the top-left corner for the selfie camera.
There's no word on the front-facing camera resolution just yet, but the source of today's leak does claim the OnePlus 8T will feature a versatile quad-camera system on the rear.
It reportedly consists of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera coupled with a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The main camera, on the other hand, is once again a 48-megapixel sensor, although OnePlus
has done away with the one used on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7T
in favor of a newer version that should deliver better photos.
Renders of the rear panel haven't leaked as of the time of writing, but the design of the camera setup should resemble that of the OnePlus 8 Pro
and incorporate an LED flash.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ and much more
As for the remaining specifications, the report published today suggests the OnePlus 8T will arrive powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, which is certainly no surprise considering OnePlus used the Snapdragon 855+ in last year's T-series models.
It'll be coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage as standard. MicroSD card support shouldn't be expected, although if history is anything to go by, other storage configurations are almost certainly in the works.
Rounding out the OnePlus 8T should be Android 11 and the newly released OxygenOS 11 software straight out of the box. That's certainly no surprise considering the yearly OnePlus T-series smartphones have been released with the latest version of Android pre-installed.
Other features should include 5G network support as standard thanks to the aforementioned chipset and stereo speakers. Unfortunately, a 3.5mm headphone jack is extremely unlikely at this stage.
OnePlus 8T 5G announcement and release date
OnePlus is reportedly planning to unveil the 5G OnePlus 8T towards the end of September or the beginning of October, but an event still hasn't been officially scheduled. That lines up perfectly with the OnePlus 7T launch timeline, which debuted in late September.
An exact release date hasn't been provided as of the time of writing, but it should happen soon after the unveiling. In the United States, the OnePlus 8T will likely be available at T-Mobile and Verizon,
There's no word on the faster OnePlus 8T Pro, which will replace the OnePlus 8 Pro, yet.