It’s promising ‘a range of new and improved technologies’
OnePlus will announce its next flagship phone, the OnePlus 8T, on October 14th at an event due to take place at 10AM ET. The company promises that the phone will include “a range of new and improved technologies what will elevate the OnePlus experience to new heights.” You’ll be able to watch the launch over on the OnePlus site.
In past years, OnePlus has used its T-series of phones as a half-step between its numbered flagships. They typically feature modest improvements in similarly designed phones. Last year, for example, the OnePlus 7T featured a higher 90Hz refresh rate compared to the OnePlus 7 and added a third camera to the rear of the device.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) September 21, 2020
OnePlus’ own software suggests that the OnePlus 8T will look similar to the OnePlus 8 from the front, but leaked renders published by PriceBaba — based on information provided by leaker OnLeaks — show a different rear camera layout featuring four rear sensors compared to the three the OnePlus 8 had, thanks to an additional 2-megapixel portrait sensor.
PriceBaba also reports that the phone will have a 120Hz refresh rate compared to the 90Hz display on the OnePlus 8. The phone’s battery will reportedly be a little bigger at 4,500mAh compared to 4,300mAh last time around, but it could charge at a maximum of 65W rather than 30W.
Last year, we saw a OnePlus 7T Pro announced as well as the OnePlus 7T, but this year there are conflicting reports about whether we’ll see an additional OnePlus 8T-branded device.
It’s been a busy year for OnePlus. As well as releasing the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro earlier this year, the company also launched a new midrange device called the OnePlus Nord in Europe and India, and there are reports that there could be another Nord device on the way that will release in the US. If this device actually exists, the OnePlus 8T might not be the only device the company announces in October.