So ever since OnePlus launched two OnePlus 7 devices at the same time a few months ago,
the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, people were wondering whether or not there would be a T version
later this year because it's unusual for OnePlus to launch two devices at the same time.
But there will be a T version this year and as you guessed it it could be named the OnePlus
7T Pro and could be launched in October.
In fact, we have images of this handset which are originated on Weibo.
This is an early prototype and there is some possibility that the final version could have
a different design but it's very unlikely in my opinion.
That said, it looks exactly like the OnePlus 7 Pro which shouldn't be surprising because
the design peaked at the OnePlus 7 Pro.
I mean once you go full-screen what else you are going to do.
Yes, there are a couple of things they could do like bending the display curves at the
sides to almost 90 degrees just like Oppo showcased a prototype a few days ago, and
it makes sense since Oppo and OnePlus are sister companies.
But the probability of that actually happening is slim to none.
Those displays are quite expensive and it doesn't make much sense for OnePlus to include
that this year.
Next year it might be possible, though.
The cost of this waterfall display would go down next year because of mass production
and then OnePlus could go for it because that's how their business model works.
They don't invest much in research and development AKA the R&D;.
The new tech always costs a lot.
So what OnePlus do is they wait for the tech to get old as that's when the cost of the
components go down and then OnePlus includes those components in their smartphones.
That's how they're able to sell their handsets at a lower price than the big players who
invest billions and billion in R&D;.
Anyway, it's safe to bet the OnePlus 7T will not have a waterfall design.
So that means these prototypes would end up into the assembly lines and this is how they
are going to end up looking like.
Apart from this, the OnePlus 7T pro could have the latest snapdragon 855+ a beefed-up
version of the 855 and I guess it's going to be the main upgrade of this handset.
The back isn't pictured here so hoping for some changes at the back, maybe a camera upgrade,
and a much needed wireless charging.
It's about time they should add this because it's a basic feature that you would expect
from a flagship.
So hopefully we don't get to hear the same old excuse that "We'll add it once it's faster".
Well, it has become way faster now.
The Galaxy Note 10 will come with a 20W wireless charging that's quite fast for wireless charging
standards so OnePlus please quit giving BS excuses.
With that being said, would you be disappointed if the OnePlus 7T Pro end up looking exactly
like the 7 Pro?
Originally published by my Scorum profile: https://scorum.com/en-us/other/@required/oneplus-7t-pro-live-images-leaked