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OnePlus 6T to Debut on Oct. 30

We know that the next flagship phone from OnePlus is going to include an embedded fingerprint sensor, a small teardrop notch on its display, and no headphone jack. Now we know when that new phone is going to arrive.

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(Image credit: Roland Quandt/WinFuture)

OnePlus says it will hold an October 30 event in New York where it will take the wraps off the OnePlus 6T, the follow-up to the OnePlus 6 that came out earlier this year. The OnePlus 6T launch kicks off at 11 a.m. ET.

It's not a surprise that OnePlus would launch another phone in 2018, after the OnePlus 6 debuted to rave reviews back in May. The past few years have seen OnePlus roll out a T series phone roughly five months after a flagship device arrives. With that history in mind, the OnePlus 6T arriving at the end of October puts the phone right on schedule.

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While OnePlus plans to live stream the New York event, it's also offering tickets to anyone who wants to attend. Tickets cost $20 before tomorrow (Oct. 9) at 9 a.m. ET. After that, the price rises to $30. If you're balking at paying to attend someone else's product launch, OnePlus promises a swag bag containing goodies greater than the price of the ticket.

The T series update usually features enhancements over the phone OnePlus released earlier in the year. In the case of the OnePlus 6T, the biggest change looks to be a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the screen — a feature OnePlus has already announced. OnePlus is also going to modify the notch at the top of the 6T's display, going with a teardrop-like design based on leaked renders of the phone. Some rumors had suggested the 6T would feature three rear cameras on the back, similar to the just-released LG V40 ThinQ, but that camera rumor has cooled off as of late.

Another thing you can likely expect with the OnePlus 6T — a higher price tag than the $529 OnePlus 6. OnePlus has typically raised the prices on its T series phones by $30 to $40 over the phones they've replaced.

Philip Michaels
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