OnePlus 6T case images appear to confirm axing of 3.5mm audio jack

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has recently confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 6T won’t be featuring a 3.5mm audio jack. This seems to be reason why the company will be announcing Type C Bullets earphones alongside the OnePlus 6T smartphone. Fresh images of OnePlus 6T transparent TPU case also hint that the handset will not be featuring 3.5mm audio jack.

The OnePlus 6 that was unveiled earlier this year features a 3.5mm audio jack on its bottom edge. In the previous week, GizmoChina had shared exclusive images of OnePlus 6T case which had revealed that it won’t be featuring a traditional headphone jack. The fresh photos of the transparent TPU case also show that the bottom side of the phone lacks an audio jack. The bottom edge of the OnePlus 6T seems to feature dual speakers with a USB-C slot in between.

OnePlus 6T transparent TPU case 1

The backside does not feature a cutout for fingerprint reader. The reason behind it is that the OnePlus 6T will be the first OnePlus to arrive with an in-screen fingerprint reader. The cutout for the camera suggests that it will be sporting a vertical dual camera setup like the predecessor phone. Below the camera cutout is a pill-shaped gap for the LED flash.

The right edge of the OnePlus 6T transparent TPU cases has cutouts for Alert Slider and power key. The volume buttons are on the left side of the phone.

OnePlus 6T transparent TPU case 1

Recent leaks have suggested that the OnePlus 6T will be equipped with a waterdrop notch screen like the OPPO R17. No information on the specs of the phone have surfaced so far. The major changes arriving on the phone could be inclusion of the smaller notch screen and in-screen fingerprint scanner along with removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. There is a possibility that the OnePlus 6T may carry similar specs as the OP6 phone. Hence, the OP6T is expected to arrive with AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845, 8 GB of RAM and inbuilt storage of 256 GB. Rumors have it that the OnePlus 6T may go official on Oct. 16.

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