It doesn't feel like it's been that long since the OnePlus 6 arrived on the scene, but it's apparently time to start thinking about the impending launch of the OnePlus 6T. The latest report claims that the company's mid-cycle follow-up is set to arrive sometime in October.
This news comes from CNET, who are more interested in the fact the phone will be available through a US mobile network for the very first time. See, in the States most of the phones are sold via networks, so if the networks don't like your phone you're basically screwed - a situation Huawei has awkwardly complained about in the past. OnePlus is one of the companies with this significant disadvantage, but that's apparently changing thanks to a partnership with T-Mobile.
There's nothing in the report about what the specs or features the 6T will have, but it's claimed that the price will be the same as the 6. That's £469 for the cheapest model, £519 for the second, and £569 for the most expensive model. That said this fact hasn't been finalised and may change. CNET also reports that the 6T will be specifically optimised for T-Mobile's network, and comes with support for its 'Extended Range LTE', which offers faster speeds and better range. There's no indication on whether this will be available elsewhere, but considering only EE seems to offer that sort of thing over here most people would be left out.
There's also speculation that the phone may have a slightly smaller notch than the regular 6, based on the smaller Essential-style 'waterdrop' on the newly announced Oppo R17. But that's pure speculation for now, and just because Oppo and OnePlus have the same parent company doesn't mean they're going to release identical hardware. [CNET]