OnePlus 6T release – This is when fans may get their first look at this Android flagship

OnePlus 6T is the presumed name of the Chinese firm’s next device.

It is expected to improve upon everything the OnePlus 6 did well while also bringing a host of new features to the table in its own right.

For that reason the OnePlus 6T is highly anticipated by Android fans across the globe.

But ahead of its debut, the OnePlus 6T appears to have been hit by a number of notable leaks.

Alleged packaging of the device recently emerged on Weibo and appeared to show what the device could look like.

An outline of the hardware showed it touting a smaller notch than the OnePlus 6, hinting the smartphone’s screen could be slightly bigger than its predecessor.

And WinFuture recently posted an image it claimed was the first official photo of the OnePlus 6T.

The rear of the device was shown featuring a twin camera setup and a gloss black finish.

Now it appears the announcement date of the OnePlus 6T may have just been leaked.

MySmartPrice recently noticed an alleged invitation posted on Weibo for a OnePlus 6T “launch event”.

The note insisted the exhibition surrounding the new device would be taking place on October 17.

However, the invitation appeared to be referring to when the OnePlus 6T would be debuting in India.

It is unknown if this date would be the same in other territories.

In a recent email to CNET OnePlus confirmed its next device would arrive packing futuristic fingerprint scanning technology by placing a sensor under the display.

The Chinese firm said: “We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action.

“By adding this feature as an addition to other display unlocking options such as Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the display in a way that is most efficient for them.”

And in a recent interview with TechRadar one of OnePlus’ co-founders, Carl Pei, announced the company’s newest flagship would forgo a headphone jack.

He told the publication: “When we started OnePlus, we set out to make the best possible smartphone, but making a great phone doesn’t mean putting every component available into the device.

“You’ve got to make decisions that optimise the user experience, and understand that at times things that provide user value can also add friction.”

However, Pei emphasised the jack’s removal would allow for “new technologies” to feature in OnePlus’ newest piece of hardware.

The co-founder went on: “By removing the jack we’ve freed up more space, allowing us to put more new technology into the product.

“One of the big things is something our users have asked us for, improved battery life.

“We’re adding an adapter to the box, allowing you to use your 3.5mm headphones normally.”

If the October 17 announcement date is legitimate, it could be only a matter of weeks before the OnePlus 6T is shown off and all of its new features are discussed in more detail.