Leak Claims the OnePlus 6T Launch Will Happen on 17th October

By Tom Pritchard on at

For a while know we've been asking about the OnePlus 6T, specifically when it will actually get announced. The company has already started teasing some of the things we can expect to see from the phone, but so far there's been little indication on when it will arrive. Aside from a tenuous October release date supposedly coming as part of a partnership with T-Mobile in the US. The good news is leaks may reveal the coveted launch date to be 17th October.

According to images that have arrived via Chinese social network Weibo, OnePlus has been sending out invitations for an event on 17th October in India. If these images are legit (and there are definitely cases of fake OnePlus 6T leaks out there), it confirms that the phone will be announced in less than a month's time. An Indian debut isn't a massive surprise either, considering how popular the brand has become in the country.

Unlock the Speed as a slogan is likely related to the phone's in-display fingerprint scanner, a feature that had been rumoured for some time and was confirmed by the company earlier this month. If you remember back to the OnePlus 6 launch, you'll know that OnePlus has been really focussing on speed this year. While we don't know what sort of speed will be offered by the mysterious hardware inside the OnePlus 6T, you can be sure making the thing as fast as possible will be a priority. And now we'll have a new way to access it.

We also definitely know that the 6T won't include the 3.5mm headphone jack, with the extra space being used to squeeze more battery capacity inside the handset. USB-C Bullets headphones are set to debut alongside the phone, but it's not clear whether there will be a pair inside the box. There will be an adaptor for existing 3.5mm headphones, however, assuming you haven't already made the switch to Bluetooth. It's also been rumoured that the phone will have a smaller 'waterdrop' notch, like the Oppo R17, with the same pricing as the OnePlus 6, but as far as I can see there's been no official confirmation on those claims. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. [Slashgear]