The people who run OnePlus’ and Qualcomm’s social media accounts are almost certainly not to be trusted with secrets. Both companies have all-but-confirmed the November 15th launch of the OnePlus 3T, the heavily-rumoured, souped-up version of the excellent OnePlus 3.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 8, 2016
— Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) November 7, 2016
As you can see, the handset will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, which features in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s supposed to offer a 10% performance boost over the Snapdragon 820, the chip used in the OnePlus 3 and, crucially, it also supports Google’s Daydream VR platform.
The 3T is set to arrive as an upgraded version of its 3, rather than a proper follow-up, but the word on the street is that it will feature a larger 3,300mAh battery and a 128GB model will be available. It should also run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
We hailed the OnePlus 3 as the best cheap phone you can buy right now, so hopefully the company doesn’t push the 3T’s price up too much.