Talk about a brand new version of the OnePlus 3 has erupted once again thanks to a Weibo post by one of the brand’s designers. The employee apparently uploaded something to his account using a device called the OnePlus 3T.
The post in question has since been deleted. To recall, rumors about a variant of the OnePlus 3 first surfaced a few weeks ago. A supply chain source claimed that the company was planning to out an enhanced iteration of the flagship phone and call it either the OnePlus 3S or OnePlus 3 Plus.
The OnePlus 3T thus adds a third name to the mix. To make things a bit more confusing, a OnePlus phone with the model number A3010 got certified in China recently. There’s no way to determine which name is accurate as of now, or if there even is a new-and-improved version of the OnePlus 3 in the works.
One common thread amongst all the speculation so far is that the fresh version of the OnePlus 3 will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor. This will probably supply a noticeable speed boost compared against the Snapdragon 820 SoC residing in the original.
According to Phone Radar, the OnePlus 3T will boast of the same Optic AMOLED display as the latter. This goes against a previous rumor which stated that the manufacturer would opt for an LCD panel instead since there was a shortage in AMOLED screens which was in turn crippling supply.
However, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei himself took to Twitter recently to state that the brand would be staying with Optic AMOLED technology for the foreseeable future. The only other big change expected in terms of specs in the OnePlus 3T is that it’ll run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.