Though not that surprise. Ever since the first rumors about a new flagship smartphone coming from the Chinese company, the entire OnePlus community has been very excited to see what their favorite handset maker has in store for them for the end of the year.
The so-called OnePlus 3T might have just been confirmed by none other than the company that supplies its chipset, Qualcomm. Although the Chinese handset manufacturer declined to comment on plans to launch yet another flagship smartphone this year, it looks like we might not need its confirmation anymore.
According to Qualcomm, “something new from OnePlus is on the way … and it's powered by our Snapdragon 821 processor.”
The information doesn't come with anything new since previous rumors about the OnePlus 3T highlighted the fact that the main improvement over the current flagship will be the addition of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor inside.
Also, the OnePlus 3T is supposed to pack a much better camera that will feature a Sony IMX398 sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The 16-megapixel camera module is supposed to offer the same dual pixel technology included in the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge.
Better processor and camera, but is it worth the upgrade?
Aside from these two major improvements, we haven't heard of anything else worth mentioning, so we expect the OnePlus 3T to pack the same amount of memory (6GB RAM and 64GB storage), and a similar 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution.
It will probably be very hard to decide whether or not it's worth upgrading from the OnePlus 3 to the improved version. In any case, if you plan on doing that, then you should know that the OnePlus 3T, or whatever its name, will cost $80 more than the current flagship, rumors claim.
There's no mention of Android 7.0 Nougat, but we do know that OnePlus 3T is expected to be officially unveiled on November 14, so stay tuned.