One of the world's largest phone builders, Oppo, announced R17 not long ago, with one of the most minimalistic "water drops" style hooks around, and the first phone with Cornings Gorilla Glass 6. It launched only Pro version, with the same small notch and in-display finger scanner, but a triple camera setup.
Say what you want about hack's copycat ways for Chinese phone builders, but it's also a pretty visible trend for interesting ideas to come from such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo or Xiaomi lately. Triple camera P20 Pro and slide out Oppo Find X mechanisms come in mind. What we have on the R17 Pro, however, is not your grandfather's tri-camera set, as on the P20 Pro, but rather a sensor that measures flight time (ToF).
Why on the back camera? Well, the technology is different from 3D structured light reading sets on the front of phones like iPhone X or Find X. What can a ToF camera do on the backside? It can help with gesture navigation, and create enhanced reality (AR) experiences, like trying new clothes in the virtual domain, or rearrange the furniture. In addition, the largest 1
2MP lens on the R17 Pro has a variable aperture, like the Galaxy S9, and with exactly the same f / 1.5-f / 2.4 specifications.
Why do we pay so much attention to a phone that you probably can only import? Well, it's not just because of the unique 3D stereo toF camera, but because the vet in the science says that this will be the basis of the upcoming OnePlus 6T. Despite PR protests, it is quite well established that OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo are under the same holding company, and even use the same conveyors to collect their goods. The OnePlus brand is established as the Trojan horse to hit the western market without triggering all setbacks as today's trade and spy war with China would lead to a humble local producer.
OnePlus 6T Specifications
Thus, if OnePlus 6T is actually based on the R17 Pro, it may be the West's first phone with 3D depth registration rear camera, plus the 25MP AI self-cover on the front. The upper midrange Snapdragon 710 chipset will probably be replaced by a flagship 845, as it is OnePlus's habit, while the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage combination will probably remain the same.
Thus, we look at a large, 6.4-inch AMOLED Handset from OnePlus with a strong screen-to-body relationship, and a two-pack battery that will use new Dash fast-charging technology. Dash Charge is an offshoot of Oppo's VOOC charging, and in this case, allows the combined 3700mAh battery power to be loaded 40% in just 10 minutes.
Oppo calls the Super VOOC charge, OnePlus can call it Super Dash, but it will basically be the same 50 W charge premise. Huawei, currently at the top of the fastest charge management pyramid, is expected to introduce 40 W Charging with Mate 20 Pro, but OnePlus 6T may turn it into the department. To reproduce, these can be the expected OnePlus 6T specifications, based on what the R17 Pro carries:
- 6.4 "OLED Screen with Water Density and 1080×2340 Resolution
- 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB chipset set RAM / 128GB storage combination
- 12MP main camera with variable f / 1.5-f / 2.4 aperture + 20MP secondary camera + TOF 3D stereo camera
- 25MP front camera sensor with AI improvements
- Dual 2x1850mAh battery with 50W Dash Charge (40% in 10 minutes)
OnePlus 6T Expected Price and Release Date
Comes one year after OnePlus 5T means a November release when most of the big boys is finished and dusty with its fall flagship so 6T will have all the chance to make a big splash the OnePlus Prize is right. The R17 Pro runs for the equivalent of $ 620 even in China, so OnePlus may need to cut a few corners to land a 6T with 8-series Snapdragon at the price or make re and it remains to be seen which.
All worthy, since T-Mobile is said to be the first US carrier to pick 6T officially, we can see that some subsidies threw away when it landed. We just hope that the unique 3D sensing camera on the backside with 7-lens lenses, fingerprint reader on display and 50W cargo speed remains untrue, as these will make a unique suggestion out of 6T to what's likely to be a price hard to beat .