OnePlus 6T: New leak claims to show retail packaging
GSMArena have reported on a leak they claim to have sourced from Weibo concerning the upcoming OnePlus 6T. It does not show the phone directly, but contains several images of the same box, which looks similar to the standard OnePlus smartphone retail box.
One half of this box exhibits long lists of usernames that are said to relate to the official OnePlus Community website. This half (which may be the upper part of the box) is completely lined with the names on three internal sides. The fourth (which is the uppermost) shows a picture of a phone. With its waterdrop-shaped notch, it resembles the Oppo R17 Pro somewhat. It also has appreciably slim bezels, and contains an apparent dedication within the screen's space. However, the phone-schematic's most interesting feature is a fingerprint icon near the bottom of the screen, which is floating in the image without a button-like outline. It is underlined with the phrase, "Unlock the speed".
Therefore, it would be easy to assume this is an indication that the OnePlus 6T has made the transition to an under-display fingerprint scanner. Ironically, the other main example of this technology in a flagship, found in the Vivo Nex Ultimate, has been found not to be very speedy at all. It is hard to believe that a different company (even one that may be under the same umbrella as Vivo) would have ironed out its various issues for a late-2018 release.
The other main issue with the leaks is that the images of the box (in which the outer sides bearing logos such as '6T' are also shown) are almost excessively grainy. On the other hand, Oneplus often brings 'new normal' features such as improved screen ratios or rear-facing fingerprint readers (and, currently, ultra-narrow notches) to its T variants. Therefore, a 6T that looks as this leak suggests may fit in with the company's typical upgrade strategy.
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