The OnePlus 3 is one of our favourite smartphones of 2016 and as such, is nominated for a Pocket-lint Award, but that seemingly hasn't stopped OnePlus wanting to make it even better.

The current OnePlus 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 6GB RAM as it was released before Qualcomm released the 821. OnePlus is now expected to release the 3T smartphone with the new Snapdragon 821 processor.

A OnePlus phone with the model number A3010 has already passed through the China Compulsory Certification, which is China's version of the FCC in the US that has to approve smartphones.

A OnePlus designer is also claimed to have confirmed a new device from his Weibo account, and the device he used to post the confirmation is said to be the OnePlus 3T.

All other specs are expected to stay the same, which is no bad thing considering there's 6GB RAM, HD AMOLED display, fingerprint scanner and aluminium unibody design.

There's no word on when the new phone will be released or if it will make it to Europe, but seeing as it's pass through China's approval system, it shouldn't be too long before we see it.