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Exclusive: OnePlus 8T specifications and renders reveal redesigned camera module, 65W fast charging and more

On: September 14, 2020

It’s been five months since OnePlus announced the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, and right on cue, the brand is gearing up to launch its ‘T’ series flagship soon. Ahead of the launch, Pricebaba is bringing you high-resolution renders as well as the complete specifications of the upcoming OnePlus 8T in association with tipster OnLeaks. This time around, the renders are based on internal schematics and not 3D CAD, which means we don’t have the exact dimensions of the phone.

Also read: OnePlus 8 Pro long-term review: a stellar flagship experience

Notably, OnePlus isn’t planning to launch the OnePlus 8T Pro this year. Instead, the OnePlus 8T brings in several upgrades that put it a step ahead of the OnePlus 8 and even the OnePlus 8 Pro on many fronts.

OnePlus 8T specifications and features

As per the specifications we’ve received from OnLeaks, the OnePlus 8T will feature a 6.55-inch display with full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. This an upgrade over the OnePlus 8, which features a 90Hz display. From the renders, we can see that the display is flat and features a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner.

As per OnLeaks, the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor. This seems a bit odd, considering that OnePlus usually opts for the ‘Plus’ versions of Snapdragon 8xx chipsets for its T-series devices. A previous report by Android Central had claimed that the OnePlus 8T will feature the Snapdragon 865+ processor, so we’ll have to wait and see which one the phone ends up with. As for the RAM/storage variants, there are two we can confirm as of now, 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB.

The curved back panel features a redesigned rectangular camera module in the top left corner, housing four sensors arranged in an L-shaped layout. An LED flash is also located within the module. The cameras will comprise a 48MP primary shooter, 16MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP macro and 2MP portrait sensors. The front camera will likely be a 32MP sensor, compared to the 16MP cameras on both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

The battery will be a beefy 4,500mAh unit, but the real upgrade will come in the form of 65W Warp Charge. OnePlus has stuck with 30W fast charging on all its phones for the last few years, while brands like Realme and OPPO have made the switch to the faster charging standard. The phone will run OxygenOS 11 out of the box, presumably based on Android 11.

As for the ports and buttons, the power button and alert slider are in their usual place on the left spine, while the volume rocker is on the right. The bottom edge is home to the ejectable SIM card tray, USB Type-C port and loudspeaker grill, while a noise cancelling mic is seen at the top.

OnePlus 8T launch date

As per the previously mentioned report by Android Central, the OnePlus 8T could launch by the end of September or first week of October. The phone has already received BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification, which means the launch is around the corner. We don’t have any information on the pricing, but judging by the spec upgrades we can expect it to cost more than the OnePlus 8, which currently starts at Rs 44,999 in India.

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Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.