OnePlus 3T: What Do We Know So Far?

OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 3T is as good as top brand smartphones such as Google Pixel, but for a much cheaper price. Photo : YouTube/E Gadgets

The long-rumored OnePlus 3T is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

OnePlus 3T Specs & Features

According to Phandroid, it becomes official now that OnePlus is rolling out its widely speculated OnePlus 3T mobile device on November 15. The company announced on Twitter that the new handset will be featuring the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.35GHz processor used by Google in its Pixel mobile phones. The Verge reports rumors that suggest the OnePlus 3T will feature an AMOLED screen instead of LCD, as well as Daydream support. Previous rumors have claimed that the company has switched away from AMOLED because of supply shortage.

According to Tech Times, OnePlus' announcement on Twitter was accompanied by a 15-second teaser trailer. What's interesting is the fact that both of these materials included a reference to a mysterious T-7. Tech analysts believe that this could actually be included in the new device's name.

According to Tech Crunch, the T-7 could also mean that the upcoming smartphone falls within the OnePlus flagship category. This code could be indicative of more computing power and an updated version.

OnePlus is not giving many details in its official announcement. However, from reports coming in the past few weeks we already know a lot about the upcoming OnePlus 3T. The long-rumored smartphone could be the first Android phone to come with 8 GB of RAM. If this is to be confirmed, would double the memory spec of Google's Pixel smartphones. It even rivals on what most users expect from a laptop rather than a smartphone.

Aside from a significant increase in the amount of RAM memory, OnePlus 3T will come with minor improvements. Rumors suggest that OnePlus could also be upgrading the battery to a 3,500mAh or 4,000mAh battery. When it comes to the digital camera that will be featured in the upgraded OnePlus 3T model of flagship phone, very little is known so far. According to tech experts, we can expect that OnePlus 3T's 16-megapixel rear-facing camera will be based on a Sony IMX 298 sensor or a Sony Sony IMX398 sensor.

Overall, OnePlus 3T's specs may resemble to the configuration of its predecessor, still considered to among the best Android phones to date. The same could also be said about OnePlus 3T design concept. The upcoming upgraded flagship device will likely have an all-metal body.

In terms of storage, the OnePlus 3T is rumored to come with two storage options: 64 GB and 128 GB. The upcoming smartphone could come preloaded with Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat.

OnePlus 3T's Position In The Market

The use of the latest Qualcomm processor and other improvements expected to be implemented in the upcoming OnePlus 3T would reportedly hike the device's price to $479. This price tag would be $80 more expensive than the price of the current OnePlus 3 model.

With the launch of the OnePlus 3T it seems that OnePlus is taking precautions to interfere with the market for the OnePlus 4. The next generation of OnePlus smartphone is expected to come on the market in the middle of 2017.

OnePlus 3T refresh can be seen as a strategy to make the OnePlus 3 more attractive. The company faces the competition from other devices that feature the Snapdragon 821 processor, including Google's Pixel smartphones. OnePlus 3T aims to fill the gap between now and the next year's OnePlus 4 release.

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