OnePlus Has Started Teasing the OnePlus 6T's Camera

By Tom Pritchard on at

We've only got a week to go until the OnePlus 6T's big launch event, with the company descending on New York to show off exactly what the new phone has to offer. But unlike some companies, which have problems syncing up calendars, OnePlus isn't one for strict secrecy. CEO Pete Lau has been teasing the new phone for a while, and now he's trying to show off what the camera can do.

Lau posted a picture from the 6T's camera to Chinese social networking site Weibo, featuring a shot of Shenzen at night and a caption that translates to "bring your own filter".

We're not entirely sure what 'bring your own filter' is supposed to mean, assuming that's an accurate translation (Mandarin is hard). That said the picture is clearly supposed to be showing off the OnepLus 6T's low-light capabilities, which I found to be one of the OnePlus 6's main weaknesses. So clearly some changes must have been made, even if past rumours claim the 6T will have the same 16MP and 20MP rear modules as the OnePlus 6.

But these days there's more to cameras than hardware, and sources speaking to TrueTech claimed the OnePlus 6T will come with something called 'Night Mode' to improve camera performance in dark environments. Sadly those sources didn't go into details about how Night Mode will work, so we have no idea what it might entail. Every phone company under the sun has their own way of trying to improve night photography, so there's no way of knowing what OnePlus is up to. My guess is that Lau's picture is to try and drum up some sort of hype for whatever it is OnePlus has in store, whether the Night Mode rumours are true or not.

What we do know about the phone is that it won't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, it will have an in-display fingerprint sensor, and it will be available from plenty of new retailers and networks. Rumours and leaks also suggest the internal specs will be similar to (or the same as) the OnePlus 6, and that it will come sporting a smaller 'waterdrop' notch in Midnight and Mirror Black finishes. The 64GB model is also said to be disappearing this time around, and being OnePlus it isn't likely to have microSD expansion. Presumably it'll also be running Android Pie, seeing as how the update has now been rolling out to OnePlus 6 owners.