The OnePlus 3T, the much-talked about update to the brand’s current flagship, is inching ever closer to certainty with the arrival of a new leak. Serial leakster Evan Blass has got his hands on the cost details of the phone, claiming that it’ll be more expensive than the original.
Blass predicts that the OnePlus 3T is priced $80 higher than the OnePlus 3. The latter currently goes for $399 in the US or Rs 27999 in India. If the new report is accurate, the former is set to be available at $479 (roughly Rs 32000).
Going by speculation so far, this increase in cost may have come about due to a faster Snapdragon 821 processor residing inside the OnePlus 3T. There’s also talk that the offering could carry the new Sony IMX389 sensor, just like the one in the recently-unveiled Oppo R9s.
The upcoming OnePlus smartphone is also expected to be shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the gate and carry the same 6GB of RAM as the original. The newer handset got leaked recently in a major slipup by a OnePlus employee who posted something to his Weibo account using a phone named the OnePlus 3T.
Another detail supporting the existence of the OnePlus 3T is the fact that a device from the company’s stable with the model number A3010 got certified in China a few weeks ago. The handset had previously been referred to as the OnePlus 3S and OnePlus 3 Plus.
However, Blass’ leak suggests that the OnePlus 3T is indeed the name the company is planning to stick with. We’ll keep you updated on the smartphone as and when more information emerges out of the woodwork.