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OnePlus has been rumoured to be working on an upgraded variant of its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone launched in June. Expected to be called the OnePlus 3T, the smartphone has been circulating in the rumour mill, hinting at an imminent unveil. OnePlus was recently also reported to have halted production of the OnePlus 3 to focus its efforts on the new variant powered by the upgraded Snapdragon 821 SoC.
The OnePlus 3, on its own, has some great specifications and performs impressively, and the OnePlus 3T is likely to take that up a notch further. The OnePlus 3T is expected to launch in December this year, probably sometime around Christmas. While a designer reportedly associated with the firm let out that the upgrade will be called OnePlus 3T, the names OnePlus 3s and OnePlus 3 Plus have also been floating around the Web. A more recent leak tips that the OnePlus 3T will be launched on November 15.While at first no price had been leaked for the OnePlus 3T, it is expected to be priced at 32,100/- INR.
The OnePlus 3T is just an upgrade to the OnePlus 3, so don’t expect a massive specifications change. So far, it is rumoured to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor just like the new Google Pixel and XL devices, and run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS version. It will continue to sport an Optic Amoled display, as CEO Carl Pei recently confirmed that OnePlus will continue to use the same display in the anticipated future. The design of the OnePlus 3T is also expected to be similar to the flagship, with support for Dash Charge embedded as well.
Specifications from recent leaks include a larger 3300mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, as well as 64GB and 128GB built-in storage variants. The company is also tipped to include a 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor for the rear camera, instead of the 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor seen on the OnePlus 3.
Next up is Gionee S9 and S9T.
Gionee is gearing up to launch the Gionee S9 and S9T smartphones soon. Earlier this week, the smartphones were spotted on the Chinese certification site TENAA, and on Thursday the Chinese smartphone maker announced a November 15 unveiling of the Gionee S9 and S9T smartphones.
The Gionee S9 and S9T have been rumoured for a while now and one of the key highlights of both the devices is the dual rear camera setup. The phones are expected to pack 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear camera sensors, a major change with compared to the Gionee S8, which featured a single 16-megapixel camera sensor. Leaked images of the Gionee S9 show the rear cameras vertically placed in the middle, just below the top antenna line, while Gionee’s logo is placed just below the rear camera.
According to the TENAA listing, the Gionee S9 is said to sport a 5.5-inch full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone will be powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot. A 13-megapixel camera will be present on the front. Battery capacity is rumoured at 3000mAh and connectivity options include 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi.
Meanwhile, the Gionee S9T will likely run a faster processor clocked at 2GHz. Most of the other specifications are similar to the Gionee S9. While both the Gionee S9 and S9T are said to measure 154.2×76.4×7.4mm, the former is expected to weigh 166.5 grams, while the latter may weigh 200.8 grams.
The Gionee S8 also featured a pressure sensitive touch technology, similar to the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. It is still unknown whether Gionee will bring the feature to its upcoming smartphones.