OnePlus 8T will debut with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11


OnePlus 8T

The OnePlus 8T has quickly evolved from a “rumored device” to something that is undoubtedly coming in the next month. OnePlus has been teasing some of the features and specifications coming with the new flagship. Today, it has been revealed that the company’s next T-flagship will ship with OxygenOS 11 straight out of the box.

For those unaware, OxygenOS 11 is the company’s new Android skin based on the recently released Android 11. For the available devices, the update has been available through the beta channel. The OnePlus 8T will become the first OnePlus phone to run stable Android 11. Moreover, it will be, in fact, the first non-Google Android smartphone to be launched with Android 11. So far, most of the smartphones being released still come with Android 10. This will only change by the next quarter. The update is currently available for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, but with a good slice of bugs.

According to official reports, the company will unveil the OnePlus 8T on October 14 and it will bring a gorgeous 120Hz display with upgraded specs. Moreover, it will be the first OnePlus phone to ship with Warp Charge 65. If the name didn’t spoil that for you, let me clarify, the new OnePlus charging standard apparently borrows a technology that is already familiar among Oppo and Realme smartphones. It provides 65W of charging for the phone’s battery and is capable of fully replenishing it in less than an hour.

OnePlus may be preparing an Ultra variant with more RAM

Some weeks ago, a new OnePlus device with model number KB2001 appeared on the Geekbench 5 database. This smartphone comes with 8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 865 SoC, and Android 11. This device is obviously the OnePlus 8T. However, another OnePlus model with the number “KB2000” appeared on Geekbench today. According to the listing, this smartphone also comes with a Snapdragon 865 SoC but uses 12GB of RAM.

OnePlus 8T

The test model has a single-core running score of 3843 points and a multi-core running score of 11714. For reference, the OnePlus 8 with the Snapdragon 865 chip has a Geekbench 4.4.0 running score of about 4200 points for single-core and 13000 points for multi-core. It is worth mentioning that OnePlus CEO, Liu Zuohu, has confirmed that there will be no OnePlus 8T Pro model. Therefore, the best guess here is that there could be an “Ultra” model with 12GB of RAM.

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