OnePlus 8T will be the next flagship from OnePlus
You’re not the only one if you feel like it’sjust yesterday OnePlus launched the OnePlus 8. I felt the same too until I looked up andfound out that it’s been nearly 4 months since the launch. I guess that’s due to everything that keepshappening in 2020.
Anyway, OnePlus is gearing up to launch itssecond flagship of the year, the OnePlus 8T, and almost all of its specifications havebeen leaked on the internet including how it looks. First of all, OnePlus accidentally leaked,yeah accidentally, leaked the OnePlus 8T in the latest Android 11 developer preview forOnePlus 8. It looks identical to the OnePlus 8 exceptthe bezels are smaller and the display looks to be flat.
Both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro have curved displaysby the way. Moving on, we also have some specificationsof the OnePlus 8 thanks to Android Central. The display size will remain the same as theOnePlus 8, which is 6.55″ AMOLED panel. But the 8T seeing an upgrade in the refreshrate department. It’ll have 120Hz of refresh rate comparedto 90Hz on OnePlus 8.
The processor is also seeing an update, Snapdragon865+ this time compared to 865 on its predecessor. Cameras are seeing an upgrade as well. It will have a 48MP/16MP/5MP/2MP array forstandard, ultrawide, macro, and portrait respectively. The 48MP camera in particular will have amuch bigger sensor than last time and that’s a good thing because the 48MP camera on theOnePlus 8 wasn’t good compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro. The ram and storage will be 8GB and 128GBrespectively for the base version.
It will also come with Android 11 right outof the box, and OxygenOS 11 which to be honest, is heavily inspired by Samsung’s OneUI. That’s not particularly a bad thing consideringOneUI is the best user interface in my opinion but this one looks a whole lot worse thanOneUI and I don’t think diverting so heavily from stock Android is a good idea for OnePlusconsidering one of the main reasons people buy a OnePlus phone is for the near-stockexperience.
I totally understand OnePlus is trying hardto set itself apart, but copying Samsung’s UI isn’t the way to do it. They’re shooting themselves in the foot takingaway one of the main reasons people buy their phones, which is the stock Android experiencewith just a few useful features and customization options added in.
If people want One UI they will get the realthing from Samsung. But at the same time, I’m not really surprisedabout this either because OnePlus has stopped being the nerd brand and is trying to competewith the big boys in mainstream phones.
That comes with needing a brand identity buta drastic shift like this may or may not work for them considering near-stock Android experiencewas one of the main USP of OnePlus phones. Anyway, let me know what do you think aboutthis down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!