The One Plus 8T and 8T Pro (Leaks and Specs) of OnePlus’ next flagship release, launching towards the end of 2020. While OnePlus unveils its main range of phones every spring. But in fall it brings out a period upgrade to the original handsets, marking them with a ‘T’ after their number/name.
OnePlus brings out a T series phone (or phones) every year since 2016. We’re curious to see how it manages to improve OnePlus 8/ 8 Pro, which have fast become two popular smartphones. Things are a little different this year as we have OnePlus Nord accompanying the 8 series in the company’s phone lineup. But we still hopeful for launch OnePlus 8T. So it can firmly establish itself as one of the top Android phone manufacturers around.
So while the clock ticks down until the anticipated Q3 release window, looking for leaks and rumors about what we can expect. The OnePlus 8/8 Pro are a pair of high end flagship devices, but there are still areas where they could improve. Fans will love to see some adjustments to the phones’ photo capturing capabilities. Also for the OnePlus 8 in particular to get some of its more expensive partner’s features, making it a better market competitor.
One Plus 8T and 8T Pro Leaks
OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T Pro rumors and leaks, along with what we’re hoping OnePlus will deliver with its next phones.
- Max J. on Twitter has claimed the codename of the OnePlus 8T is “kebab”.
- A Geekbench listing may have leaked the OnePlus 8T’s specs, with at least one version of the phone using a Snapdragon 865 chipset and 8GB RAM
- OnePlus could be fitting a 64MP main camera to the 8T series, up from the 8 series’ 48MP sensors, based on evidence found within the OnePlus camera app.
- The OnePlus 8T’s rumored chipset, the Snapdragon 865 Plus from Qualcomm, has been officially announced, making the possibility of a chip change from the OnePlus 8 more likely.
One Plus 8T and 8T Pro Release Date
OnePlus generally has two major phone releases a year, each around half an year apart. It has already held two big launches this year, but the Nord was a midrange device, whereas the 8/8 Pro and 8T/8T Pro are high-end handsets. As such, it is highly likely for the company to stick to its usual schedule for its flagship Android phones.
The 8 and 8Pro launched in April, which means their successors should land around October but this is not biblical. The 7T and 7T Pro launched in September 2019, while the 6T arrived in November 2018. So there is some room around this date (that’s especially true with the pandemic causing launch delays for many companies). But either way, expect them before the year ends.
OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro: price
As they will be more advanced than the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, the OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro should be more expensive, as it usually happens with the firm’s ‘T’ variant phones.
The 8 and 8 Pro start at £599 ($699, AU$1199 ) and £799 ($899, AU$1700) respectively. We expect the 8T and 8T Pro to cost around £649 ($850, AU$1185) and £949 ($1256, AU$1732) respectively.
OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro: specs
Chip manufacturer Qualcomm recently confirms its next chipset will be the Snapdragon 865 Plus. Chances are that the OnePlus 8T series will be among the first Android phones to use this chipset.
According to a leaked benchmark test, the 8T will have 8GB of RAM and Android 11 which is as we expect. Its results are reportedly not that different from the OnePlus 8, so we might not be looking at significantly improved performance.
The real big advantage over previous OnePlus phones would be 65W charging. Previous generations of OnePlus phones have maximum of 30W charging. So more than doubling this would have a real impact on how long it takes to fully charge the device.
We should see the same 120Hz refresh rate as the OnePlus 8. Putting the 8T series in competition with the Samsung Galaxy S20 when it comes to screen refresh rate.
The 8 Pro has a telephoto lens among its camera setup, which the standard OnePlus 8 is lacking. Therefore we expect the telephoto lens in both the 8T and 8T Pro.
We could also see a bump to 64MP on the main camera. According to XDA Developers, who spotted a mention of the megapixel increase in the code to the OnePlus camera app.
Other camera improvements will probably include eliminating the HDR system’s ‘halo effect’. Correcting white balance across all camera lenses, improving the auto-exposure lock feature and continually optimizing post-processing. These all came out of OnePlus’s Open Ears forum in May, which is an event for developers and users alike. This suggest ways for the firm to improve its products.
These improvements should come to other OnePlus phones too via a software update.
Finally, expect the 8T series to be among the first to adopt Android 11, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. OnePlus phones are always right at the front when it comes to Android updates. And we expect the new range to be no different.