The much anticipated OnePlus 8T had been shrouded in many speculations over some time now. However, it appears that the company is finally ready to take the curtains off the new smartphone. The Chinese tech giant took to its Twitter account to announce the official launch event of OnePlus 8T on September 22, 2020. The launch event is set for October 14, 2020, at 7:30 pm IST. The tech giant announced the launch event to the world under the hashtag #UltraStopsAtNothing.
They also revealed some other detail about the phone. The new OnePlus 8T is going to have a 120Hz refresh rate and 65W WARP Charing as confirmed by a tweet on the company’s official Twitter account. However, no other specifications of the phone have been confirmed, yet.
OnePlus 8T Launch Details
The Chinese tech giant announced the launch event through a commercial video. The video commercial comprises of several action sequences of games and stuff like skateboarding. The company also teases the audience with a split-second glimpse of the phone in the commercial.
The video ends by announcing the launch event. Earlier this month the company posted another video about OnePlus 8T featuring Robert Downey Jr, the brand ambassador of BBK’s subsidiary. In the short 10 second video, Robert talks about how ‘speed’ is an important factor in today’s life. All of this suggests that processing speed would be an essential part of the upcoming smartphone.
OnePlus 8T: Expected Specifications
There have been many speculations about the specifications of the upcoming smartphone. However, none of the rumours have been confirmed yet, except for the refresh rate. It was announced yesterday along with the launch event to be 120Hz. This suggests that it would similar to a Samsung camera array. Even so, if rumours are to be believed then, the upcoming smartphone is expected to have the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor chipset.
The company has now confirmed that the phone would come with a 65W charging and would, probably, have the latest OxygenOS 11 (based on Android 11) pre-installed. It is expected to have tons of new features that would debut for the first time in OnePlus smartphones. According to Pete Lau, CEO and Founder, OnePlus said that they have tried to improve and raise the bar in terms of the overall user experience by bringing in a wide array of new features they would be introducing for the first time in an OnePlus device.
The smartphone is also expected to have a RAM of about 8-12 GB with 256GB of storage. The camera setup is expected, more or less, to remain unchanged from the OnePlus’s 8 series, which included a combo of 48MP for the rear, and 16 MP for the front. An interesting fact about the refresh rate is that the 120Hz refresh rate is generally reserved for the “Pro” variant of the series of the smartphone. However, it appears that this time it would be featured in the base “T” variant itself.
So far there has been no official news surrounding the “Pro” variant of the upcoming smartphone which is among the flagship variant of the company. The confirmed refresh rate has led many to believe that there would not be a Pro variant of the OnePlus 8T series. However, it would be too soon to say anything at this point. Many of the details around are still surrounded by mystery, however, it is likely that the rumoured specification turns out to be true. Either way, it is likely that fans would have to wait a little longer as the launch date nears.