A Souped-Up OnePlus 3 is Coming Next Week

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The people who run OnePlus’ and Qualcomm’s social media accounts are almost certainly not to be trusted with secrets. Both companies have all-but-confirmed the November 15th launch of the OnePlus 3T, the heavily-rumoured, souped-up version of the excellent OnePlus 3.

As you can see, the handset will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, which features in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s supposed to offer a 10% performance boost over the Snapdragon 820, the chip used in the OnePlus 3 and, crucially, it also supports Google’s Daydream VR platform.

The 3T is set to arrive as an upgraded version of its 3, rather than a proper follow-up, but the word on the street is that it will feature a larger 3,300mAh battery and a 128GB model will be available. It should also run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

We hailed the OnePlus 3 as the best cheap phone you can buy right now, so hopefully the company doesn’t push the 3T’s price up too much.