2020 is a remarkable year for all OnePlus fans. After all, the company has just introduced its first mid-range smartphone in the form of OnePlus Nord. The device is the first of many smartphones coming under the Nord series. One of them is expected to come with the Snapdragon 690 5G chipset, while another device with the “Clover” codename will come with the Snapdragon 460 chipset. The company also revealed its first truly wireless earbuds. While the company has a lot of surprises coming in the last part of 2020, the OnePlus 8T reveal hardly comes by a surprise.
Today, we got our first look at the device’s display thanks to a teardown of the latest OxygenOS 11 beta 4 release. The render gives us the first glimpse at the upcoming smartphone, which should carry the “kebab” codename.
The leaked render comes from an XDA-Member who is very familiar with Oneplus news. He made a teardown of the OxygenOS 11 Beta firmware for the Oxygen Updater blog and found some interesting details that may pertain to the upcoming OnePlus 8T. First, we have a teardown of the new OnePlus Camera app. It suggests that the company is working to deliver 8K video recording support. This is a feature that is not available on any OnePlus device but could emerge alongside the OnePlus 8T. The flagship itself will come with a 64MP camera sensor that can easily capture 8K videos.
Now going back to the render, this is an image that will show up once the system detects the OnePlus 8T. The image shows a flat display with a single punch-hole cutout in the top left. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, have curved displays, while the Nord packs a dual punch-hole camera system. Apart from the camera and the wallpaper, we can see the Volume Rocker on the right, the Power button on the right just below the Alert Slider.
OnePlus is expected to release the OnePlus 8T this fall, if it follows the usual schedule. Based on that and in the leaked render, we can easily state that the OnePlus 8T leak season has started.
MicroSD card support will reach OnePlus devices at least
OnePlus has a recurring tradition of avoiding microSD cards on its smartphones. The company follows Google and other Chinese companies with the idea that microSD cards are too slow and unsafe. This could be true, but, extra storage for storing some files like videos or movies never hurts. The company will not bring microSD card support for future flagships but will bring it within the upcoming mid-range phones
The feature may debut with the OnePlus “Clover” packed with a Snapdragon 460 SoC. This device will be the company’s most affordable smartphone to date. It will mark OnePlus entrance in the sub-$200 segments.