OnePlus, the hype master of the smartphone world, after launching three variants of the OnePlus 7 this year, is all set to launch the ‘T’ refresh very soon, alongside the new OnePlus TVs. If rumors are to be believed, the OnePlus 7T is getting a design overhaul. Here’s a rumor roundup for the hype-worthy OnePlus 7T.
PS: Our OnePlus 7T Pro roundup is also live now.
BIG UPDATE: 29TH AUGUST 2019
Tech leakster Ishan Agarwal revealed out almost all of the probable specs of the OnePlus 7T. He has been following and leaking devices for quite some time now, and according to his sources, the 7T comes loaded with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, 6.55-inch 2K OLED 90Hz display, a 3800mAh cell, 8 Gigs of RAM and 128 & 256 Gigs of storage, 48MP+16MP+12MP rear camera setup & a 16MP selfie shooter. The 7T shall supposedly still flaunt a water-drop notch instead of a pop-up mechanism. The rear camera is also said to be capable of doing 960fps Slo-mo for up to 10 seconds & there’s support for wide-angle video (confirming the presence of a wide-angle lens) and Nightscape (fancy terminology for OnePlus’s night mode). Apparently, the new phones also shall come with a year of free unlimited cloud storage. A 2K 90Hz OLED panel on the regular 7T could mean some interesting stuff for the 7T Pro, and some unexpected price-hikes.
Build & Design
Tipster Steve (@OnLeaks) has already exposed renders and even a 3D CAD mockup video (courtesy of graphic guys over at Pricebaba) of the phone. According to these leaks, the phone still has the glass sandwich build, but the biggest and the most notable change comes in the rear-camera housing, which is now circular and houses three cameras stacked horizontally along with a flash below the middle camera. Is it only us, or OnePlus really have taken design masterclasses from Moto? We say this because if we get rid of the OnePlus logo, it would look like a Moto device from the rear. Apart from that, rumors are ripe of OnePlus introducing gradient finishes (Like the Galaxy Note 10) on the new phones. Regarding the colors, an evergreen black, and a red variant are confirmed, we have no tip on the gradient variants (yet).
Specs & Features
The 7T is tipped to retain most of the stuff from the current 7 Pro. The same (awesome 90Hz) display unit, the same waterdrop notch, the same pop-up selfie camera & the same speakers. On the processor front, the phone is most likely powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. RAM variants could go up to 8 Gigs and storage up to 256 Gigs (non-expandable) with a special edition McLaren “Senna” Edition flaunting 10 Gigs of RAM and 512 Gigs of internal storage. The 7 had two cameras, one of which was a regular lens while the other was a depth-sensor, so we’re guessing the 7T has ditched the depth sensor in favor of a wide-angle and a telephoto/zoom lens, like the competition. The primary sensor is still believed to be a Sony IMX586, the same one used in the OnePlus 7. The in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock are the biometric security options believed to be present on the 7T.
Launch & Pricing
The 7T is tipped to launch on the 26th of September in India, followed by other regions soon after. Nothing is official yet, not even the launch dates. The regular 7T is expected to be priced almost the same as the 7 ($30 more) and the 7T Pro is believed to start at $50 more than the 7 Pro. The 5G variant of the 7T Pro shall cost the same as the 7 Pro 5G.
That’s all we know for now. We’ll keep updating this post as we know more.