The launch of the OnePlus 6T is expected to arrive sometime next month, if previous rumours are to be believed, so it's about time the phone started getting leaked with great frequency. Unfortunately we haven't seen a whole lot of the phone yet, and all we've had so far are a picture of purported retail packaging and images that could easily be faked. Now we have some new images claiming to be the anticipated phone, but I have my doubts of its legitimacy.
Photos claiming to be the handset popped up on Chinese social network Weibo, seemingly corroborating that the phone will be almost identical to the Oppo R17, with a teardop notch and in-display fingerprint scanner. The thing is that these images could easily be manipulated in some way, especially since we don't see any OnePlus branding beyond the 'Never Settle' background, which could easily have been set by whoever took the photos.
What really makes me suspicious is the fact that there's a hole for what seems to be a headphone jack on the bottom right-hand side. For those that haven't heard it's already been confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will not come with the 3.5mm port, for reasons that are bound to be super popular with the community,While that hole could be to ensure the case doesn't block the microphone it seems unlikely that it would be so large, especially when you remember that the Oppo R17 does have a headphone jack in the exact same place.
It's always wise to take any sort of leaks with a healthy dose of scepticism, but I don't have any doubts about the legitimacy of these photos. As I've said before the fact that the OnePlus 6T is supposed to look so similar to the Oppo R17 means it's very easy for people to spread fake leaks, and I'm damn sure that's what's happened here.