OnePlus was rumoured to be working on a refined variant of the OnePlus 3, and was expected to launch it on November 14. Following Qualcomm’s revelation that OnePlus will be launching a Snapdragon 821-based product soon, OnePlus has officially announced that it is launching a Snapdragon 821-based product on November 15 at 1pm EST (11.30pm IST), and the event will be live streamed from its official Facebook page.
While the company didn’t explicitly announce that it is calling the upgraded variant OnePlus 3T, it did leave hints in the teaser video released on its social media channels. Apart from the prominent ‘T’ logo, the video also confirms the arrival of Snapdragon 821 chipset in the new variant, with a maximum clock speed of 2.35GHz. Earlier, Qualcomm had also tweeted that OnePlus’ upcoming smartphone will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 processor.
The OnePlus 3T has been rumoured a lot in the past, and apart from the processor upgrade, the new variant will also have the latest Sony IMX398 sensor onboard. It is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat-based Oxygen OS, and sport an Optic AMOLED display.
The Snapdragon 821 processor is expected to be paired with 6GB of RAM. It may offer two storage options – 64GB and 128GB. The OnePlus 3T is pegged to pack a slightly larger 3300mAh battery as well. The smartphone is expected to be priced at $479 (roughly Rs. 32,100) – $80 more than the OnePlus 3, which is priced at Rs. 27,999 in India.
In any case, all the speculations will be put to rest on November 15, where OnePlus is expected to unveil the OnePlus 3T smartphone. Till then, treat all rumours with caution.