Update, September 19, 2018 (10:41AM EST): We got our first look at the OnePlus 6T earlier today with a render put together from a trusted source (see below). Now, however, we have our first look at the device from an official source: a leaked video teaser ad for the OnePlus 6T geared towards the Indian market.
In the ad, Indian celebrity Amitabh Bachchan says, “What if I told you there was a cooler way to unlock your phone?” He then holds up the OnePlus 6T — of which you can see the top rear portion only — and says, “The new OnePlus 6T is coming.”
While there’s no information in the teaser ad we didn’t already know, it’s our first real look at the device. See it for yourself below:
Original Article, September 19, 2018 (08:16AM EST): Headphone jack controversies aside, OnePlus’ next T series flagship is still one of the most highly anticipated phones due to launch in 2018. Thanks to reporter Roland Quandt and the folks over at WinFuture we’ve now got our first look at the phone as well as expected confirmation that it will be called the OnePlus 6T.
The render, which Quandt says is from a “trusted source,” shows the top half of the rear of the phone. Much like the OnePlus 6, we can see a vertical dual camera module (no triple camera yet) with a dual LED flash underneath, however, the most interesting part is the missing rear fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus has already bragged that its next phone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, but this image further confirms that the rear-mounted reader is gone.
The phone is also shown in the Mirror Black colorway, which should be familiar to any OnePlus fan at this point.
Other than the render and an official OnePlus 6T logo, the report also features a side-by-side comparison shot of the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T (below) which shows that the latest phone will be slightly larger than its predecessor — something the Chinese brand previously said would be the case due to the space needed for the in-display fingerprint sensor.
As a result, the OLED display will allegedly be stretched to 6.41-inches (up from 6.28-inches), with a resolution bump up to 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. This echoes the Oppo R17 Pro, which may well have influenced the OnePlus 6T’s design, although there’s no additional information on the supposed ‘waterdrop’ notch that could also make the transition from its BBK stablemate.
In addition, the render suggests that the noise-cancelling microphone will be moved to the upper left side from the right and that there’s less of an indent around the power button.
All in all, the leaked information shows us what we already could’ve guessed: The OnePlus 6T is very much a case of evolution rather than revolution, with specs and feature upgrades the order of the day over any significant design changes.
We shouldn’t have to wait long for the OnePlus 6T’s full reveal to get a proper look at the phone. OnePlus has teased a 17 October launch, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get any official confirmation.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our OnePlus 6T rumor round-up and let us know your thoughts on the latest leak in the comments.