OnePlus has officially released a teaser on Twitter pointing at a launch event holding on November 15 at 1 PM EST. As rumored, the company is expected to release a Snapdragon 821-powered version of the OnePlus 3. Although the official release did not explicitly state the name of the device that would be launched that day, it is the OnePlus 3T, an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3.
Earlier on, Qualcomm had through its official Twitter handle released a post that teased the coming of a OnePlus device that would be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor sort of confirming earlier rumors. Now this teaser has given some confirmation to the rumors but then, it left off without ascribing a name to the expected smartphone. The poster contains the code T-7 and then the date as well as time of the launch event. While the letter T can be given to be representing the OnePlus 3T, we cannot say what the number 7 refers to. So we’ll have to wait till the conference to find out more.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 8, 2016
Specs wise, the OnePlus 3T is expected to sport the same 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display that was first seen on the OnePlus 3. New details have emerged that it is likely that the OnePlus 3T would use LCD display due to shortage of AMOLED screen in order to fast track shipment of the device. In addition, the device is expected to feature two memory versions with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, but both models are expected to have 6GB of RAM. The major differences from the OnePlus 3 will include an upgrade of the processor to Snapdragon 821, while the rear camera is expected to have the Sony IMX398 sensor that can be found in the OPPO R9s and R9s Plus. Also unlike the OnePlus 3, the upcoming device is expected to have Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed. Not forgetting also that the price would come around $80 higher than the OnePlus 3, placing it around $480.