OnePlus 6T preview: Everything we know so far

UPDATED: New leaked renders, plus how to watch the live stream and 5G news

OnePlus phones reliably find a slot somewhere near the top of our best smartphones list, and that's true again: the OnePlus 6 is sitting pretty at #2. But it will be replaced very soon.

The company has already confirmed the existence of the OnePlus 6T and detailed a couple of its notable new features and changes, while leaks and reports have seemingly filled in a lot of the gaps. Surprisingly, the OnePlus 6T looks to be the company's most significantly-altered revision model to date.

How can OnePlus possibly top the OnePlus 6 after just a few months on the market? Here's what we've heard so far about what to expect, when to expect it, and how much you might pay for it.

WHAT ABOUT 5G?

On 22 October, OnePlus confirmed at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit that it would be one of the first companies to release a 5G-compatible smartphone. Exactly when and which phone remain unknown.

Most likely, this won't happen 2019 - and even then, it could be further into the year. It's entirely possible that OnePlus will ship a revised 5G model of the OnePlus 6T, but we suspect a 5G OnePlus 7 is more likely. In any case, it's something to be mindful of if you're thinking about buying a new OnePlus phone anytime soon.