We’re almost nearing the fourth and final quarter of 2018 and that calls for the yearly ‘T’ upgrade to the flagship OnePlus device, which means the OnePlus 6T is right around the corner and the leaks and rumors have already begun. Not too long ago, we saw the speculated box of the OnePlus 6T showing off a water drop style notch an under display fingerprint scanner. While we can’t vouch for the former, a recent email sent to CNET confirms the latter claim of having a fingerprint scanner right on the display.
Vivo, which also is a part of OnePlus’ parent company, BBK Electronics, was one of the first few OEMs to implement this technology starting with the Vivo X20 followed by the X21, Nex and now more recently, the X23 and V11 Pro. While Oppo has mostly stayed away from the in-display fingerprint tech, it seems OnePlus is happy to embrace it on the upcoming OnePlus 6T.
“We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action. By adding this feature as an addition to other display unlocking options such as Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the display in a way that is most efficient for them,” said OnePlus in an email to CNET.
In addition to the confirmation, OnePlus apparently also stated in the email that it wanted to add this feature on the OnePlus 5T itself, but since the technology wasn’t yet completely polished, it decided against it and saved it for the 6T. Also, thanks to the requirement for rearrangement of the internals due to the addition of a sensor beneath the display, the OnePlus 6T is said to be 0.45mm thicker compared to its predecessor. The screenshot subtly mentions the date “October 17” which might be the date of launch of OnePlus 6T.
Other rumors about the OnePlus 6T include a partnership with T-Mobile in the US for carrier affiliation and a triple camera setup to the rear. While the former will most probably be true, we can only wait to receive confirmation about the latter, which given the spree of leaks in modern times related to smartphones, shouldn’t be too far away.