OPPO has recently introduced the OPPO R17 and OPPO R17 Pro smartphones. These phones are equipped with waterdrop notch screens that are shielded by Corning Gorillas Glass 6. Compared to R17, the R17 Pro is an advanced smartphone that features a triple camera unit with 3D ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensing technology. It is also equipped with Super VOOC fast charging that was only available on the OPPO Find X that was unveiled in June. Since China-based BBK Electronics is the parent firm of OnePlus, OPPO and Vivo, it is very likely that the upcoming OnePlus 6T may borrow features like 3D sensing technology, ultra-fast charging and in-display fingerprint scanner from the R17 Pro.
The R17 Pro’s triple camera unit includes 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.5 – f/2.4 variable aperture + 20-megpixel secondary sensor and 3D ToF sensing technology. This tech is different from the 3D structured light module that is used for 3D facial recognition on the Apple iPhone X and Oppo Find X. On the other side, the 3D ToF camera can be used for gesture recognition and Augmented Reality cases such as virtual fitting of clothes or virtually checking how a furniture will appear at home. Chinese tipsters are now claiming that the upcoming OnePlus 6T could be also equipped with 3D ToF sensing technology.
There is a possibility that the OnePlus 6T will be equipped with a 6.4-inch OLED screen with waterdrop notch display design like the OPPO R17 Pro. It could be protected by Gorilla Glass 6 layer.
Also, the OnePlus 6T could be the first OnePlus smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Super VOOC charging available on the R17 Pro offers 50W fast charging that can gain 40 percent battery power by charging it for only 10 minutes. The other feature that OP6T may borrow from the R17 Pro is variable camera aperture for the for its main lens in the dual camera setup.
OnePlus 6T has recently received certification from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) that has confirmed its existence. Since the OPPO R17 Pro is a China-exclusive phone, it is unlikely to arrive in Western markets where OnePlus smartphones are targeted. The OP6T could be the first OnePlus phone to land through a carrier in the U.S. The handset could be available through T-Mobile in the country. As far as pricing is concerned, it is speculated that it could cost around $550.