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The OnePlus 6T might be a much better iPhone X clone than the OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T vs. OnePlus 6

When OnePlus copied the iPhone X earlier this year, it made a clone that’s not nearly as faithful as you’d expect. That’s because almost all Android vendors that replicated the iPhone X notch design this year went the cheap route. That means using two bezels including a notch at the top and a chin at the bottom. The iPhone X, meanwhile, has no bottom bezel, as the display extends from edge to edge thanks to Apple’s ingenious screen design.

Moreover, the OnePlus 6’s display looks a lot like the Oppo R15 (seen below), which wasn’t a surprise considering that both companies belong to the same Chinese conglomerate. But the OnePlus 6T, supposed to launch later this year, might look a lot better.

Image source: Oppo

We learned recently that the OnePlus 6T could have an even smaller notch than the OnePlus 6. Then, a few days ago, we told you that the 6T might look a lot like the Oppo R17 Pro, Oppo’s latest phone. That handset features a tiny notch at the top, which only houses the front camera.

Thanks to well-known leaker Ice Universe, who’s usually in the business of spoiling Samsung secrets, we now know exactly how much better the R17 looks, compared to that “old” R15 phone (see the following images).

Image source: Twitter

Oppo didn’t just reduce the top-notch, making it look a lot less like the iPhone X, but it also nearly eliminated the bottom chin and rounded those corners. Don’t get me wrong, it still has iPhone X inspiration all over it, but R17 looks a lot better than the R15.

Image source: Twitter

You can easily see where I’m going with all this. Should OnePlus adopt the R17 Pro screen design — and why wouldn’t they — then the OnePlus 6T will be a lot more appealing than the OnePlus 6. And those OnePlus fans who hate the notch might find it easier to upgrade to the OnePlus 6T than the 6.

Image source: Twitter

The OnePlus 6T is expected to pack almost the exact hardware as the OnePlus 6, although it could offer additional features, like a 3D dual-lens camera and a fingerprint sensor built right into the screen. Yeah, those are features found on the R17 as well.

This is all speculation from yours truly at this point, based on the shots above. What we do know for sure is that the EEC just certified a new OnePlus device, and that’s likely the OnePlus 6T phone that should arrive this fall.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.