We've heard plenty of rumors about the OnePlus 6T over the past month, culminating with a leaked shot of the retail box for the smartphone. Now, however, OnePlus has actually confirmed one of the rumored features for the smartphone: an in-display fingerprint reader. We've seen such technology from a few Chinese OEMs like Vivo and Huawei, but it's not exactly a widespread feature -- yet.
OnePlus smartphones are typically based heavily on Oppo designs, which means that the OnePlus 6T is likely to use the exact same biometric hardware that is incorporated into the Oppo R17.
"We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action," said OnePlus in a statement sent to CNET. "By adding this feature as an addition to other display unlocking options such as Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the display in a way that is most efficient for them."
Given its close ties to the Oppo R17, we expect that the OnePlus 6T will incorporate a Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB of RAM, a 6.4-inch 2280x1080 display, 3500 mAh battery, three rear cameras, and a smaller notch at the top of the display for the selfie camera. It's also expected that the OnePlus 6T will be offered directly from T-Mobile, marking the first time that OnePlus has officially partnered with a U.S. wireless carrier.