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New OnePlus 6T leak shows teardrop notch, triple camera setup

By midian182 · 9 replies
Sep 7, 2018
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  1. The image turned up on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, where numerous leakers post pre-release photos. We see the OnePlus 6T sporting a similar teardrop-style notch that’s appeared in a couple of recent handsets, along with a vertically aligned triple rear camera setup—it’s thought that the flash is hidden or placed to the right of the array. This version comes in the same red color we’ve seen on other OnePlus devices.

    While it was the Essential phone that first came up with the notch, most Android manufacturers copy the cutout found in the iPhone X. But the smaller, less intrusive notch seen in the Essential has appeared in the Oppo F9 and Oppo R17. Now, the OnePlus 6T is adopting something very similar. It seems that if Android manufacturers must add a notch, this is one scenario where smaller is more satisfying.

    You might also notice the OnePlus 6T lacks any fingerprint scanner, suggesting this is another Chinese-made handset featuring an in-display fingerprint reader. It’s also got a huge screen-to-body ratio—a feature that’s becoming standard among smartphone makers.

    It’s rumored that we might hear an announcement regarding the OnePlus 6T sometime next month, with the launch date said to be around November 20. Given the popularity of its predecessor and OnePlus’ penchant for pricing devices much lower than its competitors, the upcoming handset could be one of the big hits of the year.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 674   +485

    I looooove my 3T still. The day I bought it I told myself I would be a OnePlus customer for life but honestly, the price is creeping up with every new phone and now it's almost the cost of a branded flagship phone. :(
     
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  3. reinisnud

    reinisnud TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Not sure what you mean because most flagships cost around 1000 dollars or more...
    I love my 3T too
     
  4. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 674   +485

    Umm maybe it's where you live because only the iphone is $1000. Most are in the $700 range and the OnePlus 6 was only about $100 away from that.

    Example: The Samsung Galaxy Note9 from T-mobile is $720 and that's the financed price, not even paying it outright.
     
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  5. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +205

    I definitely find iPhones to be easily the best phones around and I love the 8 plus that I’m using. They have no alternative. However, if I were required to spend my own cash on a mobile phone then I’d almost certainly choose a device from OnePlus.
     
  6. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,959   +1,229

    The Oppo OnePlus is not the bargain it once was. Oppo hit on a pretty good scheme. Instead of making sure the software is stable before releasing it, create a viral marketing campaign where you have to be INVITED to actually spend your money. Release it for zero to little profit, sell a few, say there are no more until they build more, wait for the feedback from upset owners, release a new patch to fix the issues, sell a few more, and continue that scheme until the phone is stable somewhat, add a few missing features back in, slap on an Oppo case and sell it as a higher price Oppo phone. Gotta admit, it worked!
    With each new release jack up the price to make more profit, but continue the "let the customers test the software" idea instead of spending the time/money to do it yourself.
    The Oppo OnePlus, was a very good bargain, but Oppo is in the business to MAKE MONEY, so it isn't as attractive as it once was. And they are doing like most companies now. "Attractive" colors, glass back and what not.
     
  7. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +205

    Still a lot cheaper and more desirable than most Android phones though.
     
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,959   +1,229

    Not really. You can pick up the Essential, for less than 300 bucks, and, there are many quality android phones, unless you want one that "beats benchmarks" all the time for less than 400 dollars everywhere.
    I went with the Essential. Almost a month, and not one issue, and it's received Android 9, and all monthly updates.
     
  9. integrazimmy

    integrazimmy TS Rookie

    Then the Poco F1 is the phone for you. Didn't you hear??? It's the new OnePlus! LOL!!!
     
  10. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 674   +485

    If you don't care about cameras, it's not a bad phone. That seems to be the main difference is OnePlus' high end cameras.
     

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