While we’ve heard that OnePlus is skipping its usual mid-cycle T-model this year, we learned that the company is instead preparing a limited-release OnePlus 9 RT. Leaker Evan Blass has gotten hold of what appears to be the first images of the upcoming device.
While the images don’t appear to show the front of the device, it’s expected to feature a 120Hz AMOLED panel similar to its predecessors.
While none of the internal specs are confirmed, our Harish Jonnalagadda hears that it won’t feature the top-tier Snapdragon 888 and will instead be powered by “a higher-binned version of the Snapdragon 870.” He also learned that it would feature a 4,500mAh battery with 65W charging and be the first to run OxygenOS 12 out of the box.
An October launch was always expected, but Blass indicates that the device, codenamed “Martin,” will launch on October 13, which is less than a week from writing. That means we don’t have very long before we get full details about OnePlus’ plan to continue challenging some of the best budget Android phones.