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New leak hints at faster OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821 chip

by Killian Bell | October 24, 2016October 24, 2016 5:12 am PDT

OnePlus is rumored to be working on a newer, faster version of the OnePlus 3 that will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 processor. According to a new leak, the device is called the OnePlus 3T and it could be making its debut soon.

A new OnePlus 3 variant has been the source of speculation for several weeks now, but that speculation was just strengthened when a new OnePlus device with the A3010 model number was certified with a China Compulsory Certificate mark.

It’s the equivalent of a device being approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the U.S., and it all but confirms a new OnePlus device is coming soon. A OnePlus designer also confirmed the device on Chinese micro-blogging network Weibo, according to BGR.

Faster than the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3T is expected to feature a Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.4GHz, which would make it faster than the original OnePlus 3 that’s powered by a Snapdragon 820 clocked at 2.15GHz. It’s thought the device will also offer 6GB of RAM like its sibling.

Some rumors have suggested that the OnePlus 3T will switch to LCD panels, but OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei recently stated that the company is focused on using and improving its Optic AMOLED technology, which has received plenty of praise with the OnePlus 3.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...