OnePlus 3T, which is rumoured to debut later this year, is said to cost 20 percent more than the original model.
Twitter tipster, Evan Blass (aka evleaks) has claimed that OnePlus 3T would cost $479, $80 more than the OnePlus 3. The escalation in the cost seems quite justified as the new advanced model is said to come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor.
As per Qualcomm, the new chipset has faster processing speed (can reach up to. 2.4GHz), higher GPU frequency, improved power savings, and greater application rendering that can deliver 10 percent better performance compared to the 820 series.
Another key improvement in OnePlus 3T is that, it will come with the Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS out-of-the-box.
Rest of the specifications such as screen, display resolution, RAM, storage, battery capacity and camera hardware are said to be the same as seen inside the OnePlus 3.
For the uninitiated, OnePlus 3 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU with 6GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, 16MP primary camera, 8MP front-snapper and a 3,000mAh battery.
In a related development, OnePlus has got hold of Google's Android Nougat source code and commenced working on it to make the OS optimised to the OnePlus 3.
The new Nougat update comes with many new features and improvements over the previous generation Marshmallow. It brings bundled notification, improved battery optimisation, multi-window options and more value-added features to enhance user experience.