OnePlus is about to launch a new smartphone that will be priced slightly above the OnePlus 3.
Likely to be named as the OnePlus 3T, this device has been set for launch on November 15. With only a few days to go before the actual launch, a new device has now been spotted on the geek bench scores. Labelled as the OnePlus Pixel, the phone has surprisingly similar specifications to that of the OnePlus 3 but with Android Nougat as its operating system. The phone does not even use the older 7.0 version and reportedly comes with the 7.1 version, same as found in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Other details of the device have not been revealed to the geek bench scores, but performance is on par with the OnePlus 3 given that the internal specifications are almost similar. Launched back in June, the OnePlus 3 has become one of the best products from the company. It features a snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 6 GB of RAM. Even though the phone initially faced a lot of criticism for the poor memory management, several updates have fixed the issue and the phone is now one of the fastest selling in the market.
The OnePlus 3T is set to be launched on November 15 with slightly improved specifications compared to the OnePlus 3. The new phone is expected to offer a snapdragon 821 processor along with the same amount of RAM. A big difference is likely to come in the camera department where a Sony sensor may be used. It will be to address one of the biggest criticisms of the OnePlus 3 – camera. There is also a possibility that the upcoming OnePlus 3T will offer a slightly larger 6 inch display with QHD resolution. This would also increase the size of the device, which in turn would allow a bigger battery.
The 3000 mAh battery on the OnePlus 3 is not the champion when it comes to endurance, and it is largely saved by the dash charging feature. Unlike any other fast charging technology, the OnePlus 3 sends more current and the heavily insulated wires prevent overheating. It is widely perceived as the best fast charging technology in the market today. The OnePlus 3T could benefit from this technology on a slightly larger battery. There is, however, a price to pay for the improvements, as the phone is expected to come in at $480.
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