At its launch event in New York, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 6T, its latest flagship that is set to wow the world. The device has leaked several times and the official release confirms much of what we’ve heard. Notably, you’ll find a redesigned display notch that’s significantly smaller, as well as a reduced chin on the device.
The OnePlus 6T also features an in-display fingerprint scanner that preserves screen real estate and can read a fingerprint in 0.34 seconds. Plus, it features machine learning for increased responsiveness over time. Other specs include:
- 6.41-inch 2340×1080 AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB/8GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 128GB/256GB storage plus microSD card slot
- 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual rear cameras with OIS+EIS, f/1.7 aperture, and 480fps slow-motion video
- 16-megapixel front camera
- 3700mAh battery with fast charging
- Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS
- Dual SIM capability
Notably, the OnePlus 6T does not feature a headphone jack. This has sparked some contention, but OnePlus will include a complimentary headphone-to-USB-C adapter with each phone. The company has also created Bullets V2 headphones that feature a USB-C connector. The company also has Bullets Wireless headphones.
A big improvement for the camera on the OnePlus 6T is Nightscape, an HDR feature that focuses on detail optimization, multi-frame optimization, and noise reduction. Nightscape allows users to snap a night photo in just two seconds, marking a significant improvement in both speed and quality. Best of all, Nightscape will be available on the OnePlus 6 via a software update later this week.
OnePlus also introduced Studio Lighting, a feature developed with photographer Kevin Abosch that uses software to understand reflective lighting. This allows for vastly improved lighting in portraits and selfies.
As far as gaming goes, OnePlus has introduced Smart Boost, a feature that uses RAM as ROM to increase performance. This allows for up to 20% faster loading times.
An important step for OnePlus is its new partnership with T-Mobile. Throughout its history, OnePlus has only sold its devices directly. But repeated calls from fans have led the company to develop a partnership with T-Mobile. Starting on November 1, the OnePlus 6T will be available online and at over 5,000 T-Mobile stores across the U.S.
Additionally, the OnePlus 6T is now compatible with 233 carriers in 74 countries, including Verizon.
Moreover, OnePlus has partnered with Qualcomm to work on 5G smartphones that will arrive in the near future, possibly in 2019.
OnePlus is beginning sales of the 6T today at a pop-up T-Mobile store in Times Square. The OnePlus 6T will be widely available in the U.S. in stores and online this Thursday, November 1 in two color variants of Mirror Black and Midnight Black. The OnePlus 6T will be available in Europe starting on November 6.
Pricing starts at $549 and goes up to $629, drastically undercutting Pixel devices and iPhones that are retailing for $1000+.
T-Mobile users can get a special boost when purchasing a OnePlus 6T at launch. Customers who trade in a qualifying device will get $300 off a OnePlus 6T.
Now that it’s official, what are your thoughts on the OnePlus 6T? Are you planning to purchase?