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OnePlus 8T image leak hints at 65W fast charging and a new camera module

It may be more of a conspicuous upgrade than you think.

Published onSeptember 14, 2020

  • Renders have merged purporting to show what the OnePlus 8T will look like.
  • It would be similar on the front, but boast a redesigned camera module.
  • It would also offer 65W fast charging, a big step up from 30W on earlier phones.

The OnePlus 8T may be a more conspicuous upgrade than previous snapshots would suggest. OnLeaks and Pricebaba have posted rendered images of what they say reflects the “internal schematics” of the OnePlus 8T, and it might include a few surprises.

Most notably, the 8T will reportedly be OnePlus’ first phone of any type to support 65W fast charging — even the 8 Pro is limited to “just” 30W top-ups. This might be a competitive necessity when rivals like OPPO already have 125W charging, but it could still be welcome if you frequently find yourself needing a quick recharge before the day is over.

The images also suggest the OnePlus 8T may sport some cosmetic differences compared to its predecessors. While the front would still have the familiar 6.55-inch display from the 8 (though now at 120Hz) and hole-punch camera (at 32MP instead of 16MP), the renders suggest the OnePlus 8T will sport a redesigned, Galaxy S20-like camera module to house the expanded four-sensor array. A 48MP main camera is expected to sit alongside a 16MP ultra-wide, a 5MP macro cam and a not-particularly useful 2MP portrait sensor.

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True to OnePlus’ past, the 8T would supposedly come in both a standard trim with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as well as a higher-end edition with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of space. OnLeaks claimed the 8T would use a standard Snapdragon 865, not the 865 Plus rumored from before, but we wouldn’t count on OnePlus standing still given its history of using the latest chips. A slightly larger 4,500mAh battery might help it last longer.

The new smartphone is believed to be arriving in late September or early October, and might not be joined by a Pro equivalent. If so, the 8T may be as good as it gets for OnePlus phones until 2021. Not that people will necessarily complain. These images and specs suggest the OnePlus 8T could be a meaningful upgrade for many users, even if they’re jumping from previous high-end OnePlus models.

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