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OnePlus 6T expected to launch in October with $550 tentative price

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Since OnePlus and Oppo are owned by the same company, BBK Electronics, the OnePlus 6T is expected to take design cues from the recently launched Oppo R17.

The OnePlus 6 is already doing pretty well out there in the market and just like every year, OnePlus will release a second flagship to cash in on the festive months. We already knew that the OnePlus 6T was going to succeed the current Snapdragon 845-sporting OnePlus 6 and now we have a time frame for the same.

According to a report by CNET, the OnePlus 6T will launch sometime in October. There will be a US-specific version of the OnePlus 6T which will launch as T-Mobile exclusive in the country, however there will be a global version of the phone that is expected to be priced at $550 (Rs 38,000 approx). The publication credits this information to sources who are in the know of the matter.

The OnePlus 6T, like the OnePlus 6, will most probably run on the same flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. Since OnePlus and Oppo are owned by the same company, BBK Electronics, the OnePlus 6T is expected to take design cues from the recently launched Oppo R17. The Oppo R17 comes with a waterdrop notch in the shape of a triangle rather than a rectangle found on the current OnePlus 6 (review). One can also expect the OnePlus 6T to come bearing the latest Gorilla Glass 6, since the same also features on the Oppo R17.

It was earlier expected that the OnePlus 6T will come bearing pop-up cameras like the Oppo Find X, but expectations are now more in line with the R17. This is partly because OnePlus and Oppo’s R-series devices have known to share design concepts in the past. Another big addition expected in the OnePlus 6T is the addition of an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Not much else is known about the OnePlus 6T in terms of features, but we will definitely see more leaks and design renders closer to October.