The ‘T’ variant of the OnePlus phone is usually unveiled during the last quarter of each year, and as per the usual cycle, we’re already looking forward to the OnePlus 6T. The official OnePlus account on the Chinese social network Weibo has posted an image teasing the 15th of January as a date of some importance. We are still trying to learn what the date all about is. Could the image posted be for the OnePlus 6T or the next-gen OnePlus 7?
Setting aside the date four months in advance, it is enough to raise a lot of questions, but the fact is that this is just three days after the end of CES. But while we think of January 15 it also comes across our mind about an official statement back in May, which said OnePlus had no intention of changing its biannual release strategies. But January would be way too early for the release of the OnePlus 7, and wouldn’t give the 6T much time to shine.
OnePlus is allowed to make changes but the move will be a shift in business strategy. We can’t say OnePlus needs to make improvements but we know changing the timeline will have an effect. Though not much is known about the leak the photos confirm some specs and features about the phone.
The new phone is to take the same notch as the OnePlus 6 but it will be the new water-drop style notch that is fast becoming the rave. It is expected to have an in-display fingerprint scanner that Samsung has been struggling to implement for quite a while now and in respect to this, it is a big win for OnePlus.
The other features that the leak hints are a fingerprint on the device’s display. If this does indeed happen, hopefully, it works reliably enough to serve as the main method of authentication, something Huawei failed to achieve with the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design. There’s a chance that the 6T could also be the first handset on the market to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU – the successor to the Snapdragon 845.
The pricing is not yet confirmed but we expect it to hit a little above the range than OnePlus 6.