The OnePlus 6T will become official later today, and while we’re waiting for that to happen, a number of OnePlus smartphone prototypes have surfaced on YouTube. These prototypes were filmed by a YouTube called Mrwhosetheboss during his trip to China, as he visited OnePlus in Shenzhen. In his video, the OnePlus 6T is blurred out, as the phone did not launch yet, but you do get to see a number of differently-colored back covers that OnePlus has been working on / considering on launching. These back covers seem to be made for the OnePlus 6 (and a few for the OnePlus 5T), even though they never really hit the market. There are quite a few backplate color variants shown in this device, ranging from gradient ones, to regular ones. In one instance, OnePlus combined black, purple and dark blue colors, in other, gold, yellow and black colors were combined. A lilac-colored back cover is also shown in the video, and a number of others. These are all colors that OnePlus considered on pushing out, and even though they did not get released with the OnePlus 6, that doesn’t mean that they won’t make their way to consumers in the future, as part of some other smartphone, maybe even the OnePlus 6T. In this video, you can also reminisce, as the OnePlus One got shown, as did the OnePlus X.
Background: The OnePlus 6T is the company’s upcoming smartphone, as many of you already know, and it will become official later today. The device has been leaking for a long time now, and the company had already shared quite a few info about it. OnePlus confirmed that the device will not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, while the company also said that it will offer a better camera experience compared to the OnePlus 6. The phone will not sport a rear-facing fingerprint scanner like its predecessor, but it will include an in-display fingerprint scanning module. OnePlus had also confirmed that “a brand new UI” is coming to the OnePlus 6T, which probably means we’ll get an update to the OxygenOS. OnePlus’ gesture-based navigation system will get an update as well, as the company is looking to improve its responsiveness, and make it more fluid to use, not to mention that new gestures are coming to the table. You will be able to swipe from the center to the upper right side in order to call upon Google Assistant, for example, that is a gesture that the company mentioned in its blog post. It is also worth noting that the company had confirmed recently that its smartphone which supports 5G will become official in the first half of 2019, it will probably arrive in the form of the OnePlus 7 in May or June.
Impact: Quite a few info got released when it comes to the OnePlus 6T, and it seems like the device will be similar to its predecessor in many ways. It is expected to offer a better camera setup, in other words, shoot better pictures, while it will also include a different fingerprint scanner, and look better overall. The device will include the so-called ‘teardrop’ notch, which is considerably smaller than the notch on the OnePlus 6. Other than that, the two devices will sport a similar shape, and will look quite similar on the back as well, even though the OnePlus 6T will not have a fingerprint scanner back then. The phone is launching in New York later today, so stay tuned.