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A few days ago, the company almost confirmed the existence of a new smartphone with the Snapdragon 821 SoC. Yesterday, the Chinese smartphone vendor took it to Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter) to tease the OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus posted a drawing-like image of the upcoming OnePlus 3T which shows the back of the handset with the same design language as seen on the OnePlus 3. Also, it's mirror reflection shows a 'T' on the screen corroborating the moniker OnePlus 3T.
However, you'll not have to wait long to see what else the smartphone brings to the table. The company is hosting an event today where it's expected to launch the OnePlus 3T.
Here's what to expect from the smartphone
The image posted by the company on Weibo reads "TO BE A BETTER ME" from which, it can be inferred that the company is talking about refreshed internals. It is expected to be powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 821 chipset. Other specs like 6GB of RAM are most unlikely to change except for an improved camera.
According to the rumours, the company is expected to shift to LCD panels as opposed to the Super AMOLED display on the OnePlus 3. However, the display size is expected to remain the same (5.5-inch).
We've used the OnePlus 3 as a daily driver for a long time now. And one of the few things we haven't like about the device is its mediocre battery life. However, this is about to change. The OnePlus 3T is expected to feature a bigger 3,300mAh battery.
All the above upgrades would mean that the device will be priced higher than what OnePlus 3 was priced for at the launch time. If rumours are anything to go by, it'll be priced at USD 479 which roughly translates to Rs. 32,500.
Like we always say, all of this has to be taken with a pinch of salt since these are merely rumours. But, you don't have to wait long for the device will be made official today.