A couple of weeks back some images popped up online claiming to be the OnePlus 6T, and as I pointed out there was no way in hell they were legit. Not only did the device in question have a headphone jack, it was also missing OnePlus's trademark alert slider - all but confirming it was something else. Now, though, some renders have popped up alleging to be the new device, and they look a lot more legitimate.
Whenever stuff leaks there's always the possibility that nothing is real, because that's the nature of the leak business. Without official verification from the phone makers themselves (which almost never comes) we can't be 100 per cent sure we're not being fed bullshit. But these leaked OnePlus 6T renders, courtesy of WinFuture, look like they could be the real deal. By which I mean the device looks almost exactly the same as the OnePlus 6, which sounds about right.
As you can see the only differences between this 6T and the 6 are the size of the notch, alongside the fact that there's no fingerprint scanner on the back. That said, if the side-by-side comparison is accurate the OnePlus 6T may be slightly bigger than its predecessor, which means you might not be able to use the same cases. But we're going to have to wait and see what happens there, because images can be misleading. As for the colours, these renders suggest the 'standard' OnePlus 6 colouring will return, with mirror and midnight black variants. Sadly there's no mention of whether white and red will be making a comeback, so we'll just have to be patient there.
Interestingly there also seems to be a discreet speaker grill hiding just about the camera. These images aren't that big, but you can see it if you look carefully enough. Obviously that grill is going to be essential for making phone calls, but the size suggests that maybe, just maybe, OnePlus will finally include stereo speakers. The placement is actually quite clever too, since it's hiding away from the screen and helps minimise the size of the display notch.
The OnePlus 6T is expected to be announced on 17th October, which isn't that far off. [WinFuture]