OnePlus 8T launch date tipped; 120Hz display, 65W fast charging in tow

OnePlus 8T will reportedly launch globally and in India on October 14th.

Highlights
  • OnePlus 8T launch date is tipped to be October 14th
  • The launch could change owing to the coronavirus pandemic
  • OnePlus 8T specs may include a 120Hz display and 65W fast charging support

OnePlus 8T launch date is tipped to be October 14th, according to a new report from MySmartPrice in association with tipster Ishan Agarwal. OnePlus is expected to announce the phone globally and in India on the same day, as it has done with previous smartphones. The report adds that there could be last-minute changes to the launch date due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, as of now, the OnePlus 8T is due for a mid-October launch. OnePlus 8T specifications and renders leaked in recent days have left little to the imagination as to what the flagship will look like. The phone has also received the BIS certification so its arrival in India is imminent.

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OnePlus 8T specifications (rumoured)

According to the recently leaked specifications, the OnePlus 8T is said to sport a 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and punch-hole cutout to accommodate the selfie camera. It is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset instead of the newer Snapdragon 865+ processor. The chipset is paired with either 8GB + 128GB option or 12GB + 256GB storage model. The handset is likely to boot Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 custom skin on top and feature an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.

Moving to the optics, OnePlus 8T renders showed off a redesigned camera layout at the back. The phone’s quad-camera is said to include a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP portrait sensor. For selfies, it is said to ship with a 32MP sensor, which is an upgrade over the 16MP sensor on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. A 4,500mAh battery with 65W Warp charge, an upgrade from 30W, is said to fuel the phone. Connectivity options could include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS and USB Type-C port for charging and data sync.