OnePlus 6T teaser talks-up handset’s in-display fingerprint scanner

Clip also confirms handset’s edge-to-edge display

THE ONEPLUS 6T is shaping up to be the Chinese phone maker’s most interesting smartphone yet.

Thanks to loose-lipped OnePlus staffers, we already know that the incoming flagship will be the company’s first to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. Much to the dismay of many, we also know that the 6T will be the first OnePlus handset to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of audio over USB-C.

We’ve rounded up everything we know about the OnePlus 6T below and will update this article as we hear more.

Release date
According to leaked images posted to Chinese social network Weibo, the OnePlus 6T will make its official debut on 17 September.

The image (above) shows an invite to a launch event in India. Beyond the 17 October date, it doesn’t give much else away, although the ‘Unlock the Speed’ tagline is likely another nod to the handset’s in-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus has yet to confirm how much the 6T will cost. However, Chinese e-commerce site GizTop is listing the next-gen OnePlus flagship with a $569 (around £440) price-tag.

Latest news
1/8/18: OnePlus has pushed out yet another official teaser (below) for its incoming OnePlus 6T, confirming the handset’s much-hyped in-display fingerprint scanner and its edge-to-edge display. The short video doesn’t give much else away, but earlier rumours point to a 6.4in AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845 internals and a vertically-mounted dual camera setup.

27/9/18: A new OnePlus 6T mega-leak, courtesy of @OnLeaks, shows off the incoming handset from all angles.

Images (above) and a 360-degree video (below) shared with MySmartPrice confirm the OnePlus 6T’s Oppo-esque water drop notch, which sits atop its 6.4in Optic AMOLED display which boasts a 1080×2340 resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Also confirmed is the smartphone’s vertically-stacked 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup, its lack of 3.5mm headphone jack and, given its lack of physical sensor, its screen-embedded fingerprint scanner.

The leak, which is the most significant we’ve seen yet, also claims that the handset will measure in at 8.2mm thick (slightly thicker than the OnePlus 6) and pack a 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU and either 6GB or 8GB RAM paired with 64GB and 128GB storage, respectively.

25/9/18: There’s not much we don’t already know about the OnePlus 6T thanks to the Chinese phone maker’s not-so-subtle hints. However, thanks to a new leak on Weibo, we can finally see what the handset looks like.

Images posted on the Chinese social network (below) claim to show off the OnePlus 6T in all its glory, complete with a teardrop notch similar to the Oppo R17 and an in-display fingerprint sensor.


However, before you go getting too excited, there’s no snaps of the rear of the smartphone, nor any sign of any OnePlus branding beyond its ‘Never Settle’ wallpaper. And as spotted by Gizmodo, there’s a hole for what seems to be a headphone jack on the bottom right-hand side – despite OnePlus’ confirmation that the device would be its first to ditch the 3.5mm port.

20/9/18: An official teaser video for the OnePlus 6T has hyped the incoming flagship’s in-display fingerprint scanner.

The video (below), which stars actor Amitabh Bachchan who is the company’s brand ambassador in India, references the handset’s in-screen sensor, which OnePlus confirmed would be coming to the 6T earlier this month.

“We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action,” a loose-lipped OnePlus staffer said.

“By adding this feature as an addition to other display unlocking options such as Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the display in a way that is most efficient for them.”

The clip also debunks speculation that the OnePlus 6T will follow in the footsteps of Samsung’s newly-announced Galaxy A7 with a triple-lens rear camera setup, instead showing off the handset’s dual rear cameras.

Not much else is confirmed during the 15-second teaser, but we already know that the OnePlus 6T will feature Snapdragon 845 internals, a bigger battery than its OnePlus 6 predecessor and, er, no headphone jack.

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