The OnePlus 3T has been heavily rumored for weeks now, and it may finally be revealed next week. Chinese phone maker OnePlus has announced this Tuesday that it will be revealing the new device a week from now, specificially on Nov. 15.
Yesterday, Qualcomm teased on Twitter that its Snapdragon 821 processor was heading to a new OnePlus device. Earlier today, OnePlus itself confirmed the very same thing on all of its social media channels. The Chinese company informed consumers that the 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 would be heading their way. The reveal will be streamed live on the company’s Facebook page on Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. EST.
Although there’s no mention of the OnePlus 3T, the company did show a teaser with a “T-7” graphic. That alone could possibly confirm the “3T” moniker for the new device, as speculated by Android Authority.
What’s interesting about the company’s announcement is that it’s claiming that the Snapdragon 821 chip on its upcoming device would be faster than the ones found on the Google Pixel phones. The Pixel and Pixel XL both sport Snapdragon 821 chipsets, but those are clocked at only 2.15GHz, as pointed out by Techno Buffalo.
The OnePlus 3T, initially called the OnePlus 3S, will basically be an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3, which was released earlier this year. The device is expected to look pretty much the same with all of the changes being found under the hood.
The upcoming device is believed to come with an upgraded Sony IMX395 camera sensor, 6GB of RAM and it is expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat straight out of the box. Other rumored specs include a larger 3,300 mAh battery and a new 128GB storage option.
Last month, notorious leaker Evan Blass stated that the 3T would cost $80 more than the original OnePlus 3. If true, the new handset will cost $479 and would effectively undercut the $649 starting price of the Google Pixel.