OnePlus 6T: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and more! : Ever since it was released this past May, the OnePlus 6 has been one of the absolute best values in smartphones we’ve seen in 2018. The phone’s only gotten better thanks to striking new colors and fast software updates, and right around the corner is its incremental successor — the OnePlus 6T.
The 6T likely won’t shake up the OnePlus 6’s formula too much, but even so, it’s already shaping up to be one of the year’s most interesting smartphones.
Without further ado, here’s everything we know about the OnePlus 6T!
The latest OnePlus 6T news
October 9, 2018 — The OnePlus 6T will launch on November 6
According to The Verge, the OnePlus 6 will launch a week after its October 30 announcement: November 6. The company will hold a launch event in New York City on October 30 starting at 11am ET.
We still don’t know pricing, which is the last remaining elusive piece of information we need. What do you think? $549? $599?
October 9, 2018 — OnePlus 6T will feature a 3700mAh battery, pre-bookings now live on Amazon India
OnePlus has confirmed that the 6T will feature a 3700mAh battery, 10% larger than the one in the OnePlus 6. The increased battery capacity was leaked a few weeks ago, and OnePlus is now confirming the same. The phone will also offer the company’s Dash Charge fast charging tech.
OnePlus has also opened up pre-bookings for the OnePlus 6T on Amazon India. Customers pre-booking the device will get a pair of OnePlus’ Type-C Bullets earphones for free, along with a ₹500 ($6.75) Amazon gift card. The phone itself will be going up for sale in India on November 2.
October 8, 2018 — The OnePlus 6T is launching on October 30
The #OnePlus6T is coming. Unlock The Speed on October 30. https://t.co/LuPoTr8ZyFpic.twitter.com/s8OfmZuXdX
— OnePlus (@oneplus) October 8, 2018
OnePlus has confirmed that it will unveil the OnePlus 6T on October 30. The phone will be making its debut at an event in New York, and OnePlus is set to kick off pre-orders on the same day.
The company will also hold a satellite event in India — its largest market — on October 30, and fans will be able to purchase tickets for the same starting 10:00am IST on October 17.
October 7, 2018 — OnePlus teases Monday announcement on Twitter
Check back in 24 hours for an exciting announcement. #OnePlus6Tpic.twitter.com/mIeveZ0n6H
— OnePlus (@oneplus) October 7, 2018
The OnePlus 6T is expected to be announced to the world any time now, but we might not have to wait much longer — at least, for an event date. OnePlus tweeted out a tease for fans, telling them to come back in 24 hours for an “exciting announcement”.
While we expect said announcement to be an event date for the official unveiling of the OnePlus 6T, there is also a chance that the official announcement of the device. OnePlus has had a busy week of teases, leaks, and the official confirmation that the 6T will lack both a headphone jack and wireless charging, and OnePlus might be ready to show the world one of the most anticipated phones of the year.
Tomorrow is also the day before the Google Pixel 3 event — and the beginning of Pixel 3 pre-orders — so whatever OnePlus announces tomorrow may very well end up being an appetizer before the October 9 feast of new Google products.
October 2, 2018 — OnePlus 6T confirmed to not have wireless charging, better water-resistance
CNET recently sat down for an exclusive interview with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, and during it, a few interesting tidbits were revealed.
Perhaps most importantly, the interview confirms that the OnePlus 6T will not support wireless charging. According to Lau:
We’re working hard on this. When we get to the day that the wireless charging can get up to speed of [Dash Charge] without the implication of heat that we expect, then I believe we can integrate the technology.
Lau also commented on the 6T’s water resistance, saying that it’s the most water-resistant phone the company’s made yet. However, in an attempt to save money, you won’t find an official IP rating.
Last but not least, Lau confirmed that one of the main reasons the 3.5mm headphone jack was removed was to make room for the in-display fingerprint sensor. He also said that it was “one of the most difficult decisions for us [OnePlus] to make.”