What you need to know
- OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 8T is launching on October 14.
- The OnePlus 8T feature four cameras at the back and a 120Hz display.
- OnePlus says the 8T will offer features never-before seen on a OnePlus device.
We got a good look at the OnePlus 8T last week, and a leak pointed to an October 14 launch. That turned out to be right on the money as OnePlus has now confirmed that the 8T will make its debut on October 14. The virtual launch event will kick off on October 14 at 10am ET (3pm GMT, 7:30pm IST) and you'll be able to tune in via the OnePlus 8T microsite or on YouTube.
OnePlus hasn't confirmed any details of the phone yet, but a launch teaser gives us a few glimpses of the design, and it looks like this time we'll get a flat AMOLED panel. We know that the device will sport a 120Hz AMOLED display, and with both models in the OnePlus 8 series offering curved panels, it will be interesting to see if that's any different with the 8T:
This time round, #UltraStopsAtNothing. Are you ready for the #OnePlus8T?This time round, #UltraStopsAtNothing. Are you ready for the #OnePlus8T?— OnePlus (@oneplus) September 21, 2020September 21, 2020
Elsewhere, the OnePlus 8T will offer four cameras at the back — with a 48MP primary sensor — and it will come with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. The rear camera housing is similar to that of the Galaxy Note 20 series, and an earlier leak pointed to the OnePlus 8T offering 65W fast charging.
The company hasn't confirmed 65W charging, but OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau alluded to the phone offering features not seen before on a OnePlus device, and it could be in relation to fast charging tech:
The OnePlus 8T registration page is is already live on Amazon India (opens in new tab), and you can hit the Notify Me button on Amazon to be the first to know about upcoming details. With a launch officially slated for just over three weeks from now, we should be hearing a lot more about the OnePlus 8T soon.
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
I'd be super interested if I wasn't still in love with my 7 Pro. I think this is the first time I haven't been itching for the next new thing since my Droid Turbo way back when. I figure I'll get hyped again when we start talking 9 Pro.
I've got really used to wireless charging after retrofitting it to my OP6, so that's a 'must have' feature for me. I don't care about it being super fast (a la the OP 8 Pro), just to have it at all!
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