OnePlus's Carl Pei said previously that the decision to remove the jack has to do with adding new technology as well as improving battery life. In short, the 6T is going to cost more than the OnePlus 6, and it's all because of the in-display fingerprint scanner.
"After you experience the Screen Unlock you'll fall in love with it", Lau said, adding that you "realize that it's the experience that you wanted".
Apart from the changes mentioned above, the OnePlus 6T is also reported to get a new screen format, with a tiny notch on top.
Another thing that you'll notice the absence of a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone. According to Pete Lau, OnePlus will make use of wireless charging technology only when it can offer charging speeds as fast as its current wired technology- Dash Charge. OnePlus earlier confirmed that the new smartphone will have this feature. Once again confirming that the OnePlus 6T will be featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor. The recent teaser shows a phone with all-screen design and in-display fingerprint sensor, the two major upgrades that the phone would get as a part of upgrade.
Another hint given by Pete Lau during the interaction with CNET is regarding the price of the OnePlus 6T. Lau was quoted as saying, "We're working hard on this".
Finally, the OnePlus CEO noted that there is no IP rating in the OnePlus 6T. Lau didn't say as much, but it's easy speculation to make considering that he mentioned manufacturing costs twice during the interview.
OnePlus has advertised OnePlus 6 as water-resistant but never talked about any kind of IP certification. The argument is a bit flawed here, considering that smartphone accidents involving water don't just happen when we go swimming.
Another noteworthy change in terms of the design of the OnePlus 6T is its new teardrop notched display.
OnePlus is clearly not making any effort of hiding the imminent arrival of its OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus 6T, the upcoming new flagship from OnePlus, still doesn't have a release date, but thanks to new official images as well as a new leak, you can now see what it looks like.
Ahead of the possible OnePlus 6T launch on October 17, it is the season of leaks.