Leak: First look at the upcoming OnePlus 7T design

It is 2019 and pretty much everything leaks. And when it leaks, it pours. I mean even Google just went ahead and released photos of their upcoming Pixel 4 devices, months before we expected to see them and so many obscure companies also have info about their devices leak way before they’re released.

The OnePlus 7T is expected to be the company’s first 5G smartphone that will be globally available and speculation season is ripe for the upcoming. And, just as with a lot of other phones at this stage, photorealistic renders and 3D models have been commissioned from Steve Hemmerstoffer of @OnLeaks by Indian publication Pricebaba.

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@OnLeaks has come to be known for his reproductions that are usually made using sourced schematics, dimensions and the like — and we don’t have much reason here to doubt the pictures we see here.

According to the renders, the OnePlus 7T dimensions are 161.2 x 74.5 x 8.3mm, similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro. Also similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, the glass blacking features a slight arc across its width and tapering towards all of the edges.

Gone is the pop-up selfie shooter from the OnePlus 7 Pro and the display, with a waterdrop notch for a selfie camera, is said to span about 6.5″ with a margin of error for the rounded corners.

The USB-C port and the loudspeaker are both at the bottom together with the SIM tray. On the left-hand side of the device, there are the device’s volume rockers while the right side hosts the company’s signature alert slider and a power button. With no sign of a capacitive fingerprint sensor, it’s pretty safe to presume that the 7T will carry on from the 7 Pro with another scanner embedded beneath the display.

Cameras

Perhaps the most controversial bit about these renders is OnePlus’ new take on the camera setup. The three cameras on the back, up from two in previous generations. Three of them have been arranged horizontally on a circular plate about 1mm above the body of the phone with an LED flash set below the center lens.

We have to say, the whole setup, complete with the circular camera bump reminds us of the Motorola devices with the MotoMods. Is it just me?

All the leaks and renders only showcase the device’s design and look. We haven’t come across any meaningful spec leak but seeing as the OnePlus xT devices are often little incremental updates to the flagship OnePlus devices, we could assume that the device’s spec-sheet could look a lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro. Besides, the current device really is an A-lister so not many upgrades are needed internally.