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OnePlus 8T last-minute leak reveals design, cameras and more

We’re barely 24 hours away from the OnePlus 8T’s reveal event, but that hasn’t stopped some real-life photos of the handset from leaking. 

Ishan Agarwal showed the images seen here on his Twitter page. Aside from a striking bright red box, we can see some of the OnePlus 8T’s new confirmed and rumored features on display here.

Your eye may be drawn at first to the phone’s rear camera block. In a first for OnePlus, the cameras have been moved to the left side and are arranged in a rectangle. OnePlus phone cameras always used to be centrally aligned until the OnePlus Nord, which shifted them leftwards.

OnePlus 8T leak

(Image credit: Ishan Agarwal)

The rectangular block looks unfortunately similar to many other Android phones, like for example the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

This camera block should contain four cameras. The main camera will use a 48MP sensor, with the more specialized sensors tipped to be made up of a 16MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There should also be a 32MP selfie camera on the front of the phone in a punch-hole notch in the display.

Helping the OnePlus 8T stand out is its glossy Aquamarine Green color, recently teased by the company so it could show off its new shiny finish. The other color, which we’ve seen in a previous leak from Agarwal, is Lunar Silver with a matte finish.

You can’t see the display in these images. But we already know from OnePlus that this will be a 6.5-inch AMOLED affair, with its headline feature being a 120Hz display. The OnePlus 8 Pro already had a 120Hz screen, but the basic OnePlus 8 only had a 90Hz refresh rate. This is a very welcome upgrade for the 8T, and makes up for the fact we’re not getting a Pro version of the 8T.

OnePlus 8T leak

(Image credit: Ishan Agarwal)

Inside the 8T we’re expecting 8GB RAM, at least 128GB storage and a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. OnePlus usually puts the latest Snapdragon chip into its ‘T’ edition phones, but we’ve heard some rumors that this device could use the same Snapdragon 865 chip as the original OnePlus 8 from earlier in the year.

Also unable to be seen is the 8T’s 65W wired fast charging ability. The 30W charging of the original OnePlus 8 series is hardly slow, but 65W will be a crazy fast way to charge up the rumored 4,500 mAh battery. OnePlus promises a 40% charge in just 10 minutes of plug-in time, and 100% after 30 minutes. Based on our recent experience with a phone from OnePlus’ stablemate Realme, this is going to be quite a feature.

October 14 is launch day for the OnePlus 8T, via an online presentation. We may also see some other products alongside it, such as a new OnePlus Nord, perhaps the Nord N10 5G or OnePlus Clover. There’s also rumors of a new pair of budget wireless earbuds in the works, named the OnePlus Buds Z.

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