The Chinese social media network Weibo recently showed a post by a OnePlus designer about an upcoming Oppo smartphone.
However, this post was later found to be deleted. Believed to be known as OnePlus 3T, the handset earlier stipulated to be known as OnePlus 3S is said to be speedy in terms of performance, and is targeted at the upper income group. This information is based on a tweet made by the reliable leakster Evan Blass of VentureBeat, whose tweets have almost always proved to be accurate so far.
A report also indicates that this device is a variant of the manufacturer’s already launched flagship OnePlus 3. The 3T in the name is speculated to refer to Turbo. Interestingly, there was yet another earlier GizmoChina statement indicating that the Chinese manufacturer was preparing itself for the launch of another smartphone. Earlier last week, the handset cleared the China Compulsory Certification or 3C. Also, there is no clue when the device will see the light of the day and which parts of the world it will make its presence felt. Yet, there are hopes for a December 2016 release
The only pivotal difference known as of now between the present OnePlus 3 and the planned OnePlus 3T is the central processor used. Needless to say, the upcoming handset will have a slightly more advanced processor. Oppo fans are still being kept in the dark as to whether there will be any other noteworthy updates. If what is being said as the differentiating point between the two gadgets is true, the 3T will come with the same dimensions and weight as its elder brother and sport the same aluminum unibody design with a fingerprint sensor.
For the screen, the OnePlus 3T will feature a HD screen with LCD display compared to the AMOLED display in the earlier model. Although this can be a bit of disappointment, a company executive stated that this would be the case only in the initial batches and was a temporary change. The change is because of a shortage of AMOLED panels. In the future, the 3T devices are slated to come with Optic AMOLED. However, even after this change, the smartphone will continue to cost the same price at the time of its initial launch. There is likely to be no change with regard to the pixel resolution and pixel density between both the 3 and 3T smartphones. So, you can in all likelihood expect a 5-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution.
Talking about the camera division, Oppo continues to be tight lipped. If they are going to be the same as the OnePlus 3, then you can take it that the primary snapper will be a 16MP shooter. At the front, the handset will feature an 8MP shutterbug. The rear camera will make use of a Sony Exmor IMX298 sensor with LED flash.
As stated above, the major aspect that will differentiate the OnePlus 3T from the earlier offering lies partly in the under the hood configuration. The Turbo device will have 6GB RAM for fast and seamless performance and 64GB built-in storage. At present, we do not have information about support for extra memory through external accessories. While the Oppo OnePlus 3 makes use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 central processor, the 3T will opt for a replacement by using a Snapdragon 821 processor. This change will also contribute in making the smartphone render faster performance and enhanced power consumption ratios. No change is expected to be made on the graphics processor, and in all probability the same Adreno 530 will be retained.
It may be worth recalling that the OnePlus 3 came with Android’s Marshmallow preinstalled and later began supporting upgrades to Nougat. Turbo is all set to simplify things further for you by running Android 7.0 Nougat straight out of the box. In addition to this, gossips are that the OnePlus 3T will also feature the manufacturer’s Oxygen OS when it is shipped. If there is an element of truth in this statement, then going by past records, the handset will be available for sales outside China. This is because in the past, Oxygen OS handsets were shipped outside the country by the manufacturer, whilst those with Hydrogen OS were sold within the nation.
It is assumed for now that both OnePlus offerings will come with the same bevy of connectivity options. The OnePlus 3T will mostly come with a 3,000 mAh battery.