OnePlus 3T, the upcoming upgraded version of the OnePlus 3, is widely believed to launch this December. However, there’s a new rumor going around that the new handset will be launching a lot sooner and it could be on Nov. 14.
The new rumored launch date was leaked in a post on the Chinese social networking site Weibo. A user with the handle Reviewer_ Well claims that the OnePlus 3T will launch on Nov. 14 in London. The user added that the handset will be packing a Snapdragon 821 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB and 128GB internal storage options.
The user also claims that the OnePlus 3T will be powered by a larger 3,300 mAh battery rather than the 3,000 mAh battery from the original OnePlus 3. Lastly, the upcoming handset will come with a new black color option.
The specs listed by the Weibo user matches previous leaks, like the addition of the Snapdragon 821 processor, the same chip found on Google’s Pixel phones. However, the information on the larger battery and new black color option appears to be new. Apple's iPhone 7 and Google's Pixel both come with a new black color so it's likely OnePlus is trying to keep up with this year's trend, as pointed out by TechRadar.
OnePlus has remained silent about its upcoming handset and there’s currently no confirmation yet on a specific launch date. If the rumored Nov. 14 launch date is true, then fans should expect an announcement from the phone maker soon. The OnePlus 3T has already passed through Chinese regulators, so a launch by next Monday is highly possible.
As for other rumors, IBT reported a couple of weeks ago that the OnePlus 3T would cost $80 more than the original handset. The original OnePlus 3 currently sells for $399, which means that the 3T will sell for $479. It’s being speculated that the OnePlus 3T might come with an AMOLED screen instead of LCD and the device could be water-resistant.