Head of OnePlus Carl Pei in an interview with TechRadar confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will lose the 3.5-mm headphone jack. The company is confident that today is the best time for such a step.
OnePlus 6T: no headphones with 3.5mm!
At the same time, the CEO of the company emphasizes that this is done not to please the trends of the market, but because now is the best time for this. According to the company, 59% of owners of their smartphones have wireless headphones. The study was conducted prior to the announcement of Bullets Wireless, Bluetooth headphones from OnePlus, so that the proportion of such people continues to grow. Karl Pei also stressed that the company deliberately delayed this step, because the market was not ready, but today everything has changed. The main reason why the new flagship will lose the headphone jack is that OnePlus seek to save space inside the device to install a larger battery and a fingerprint scanner beneath the screen.
Earlier this week, the company published a teaser, which confirms rumors that the new smartphone will receive a fingerprint sensor under the display. It is also known that the smartphone will inherit the design of the Oppo R17 and instead of a large monobrovy at the top of the screen there will be a drop-like inflow, in the spirit of Essential Phone. To present a novelty should already on October, 17th.