OnePlus has unveiled its new OnePlus 3T smartphone as upgraded variant of the OnePlus 3 which is popular for its low price tag compared to other flagship devices. The new device comes with decent upgrades in terms of specifications while the deign remains same. Before to the launch of the new smartphone, there are rumors that the company will be replacing the new OnePlus 3T with OnePlus 3. With no much difference between both the devices, we also expected the same. The OnePlus 3 is listed as “out of stock” on the company’s official website which added more strength to the rumors. Now the company has officially confirmed that the OnePlus 3 production will not be halted anytime soon. However, the availability of the stock is not yet announced.
Talking about the differences, externally we can’t even differentiate the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 unless the new device is in Gunmetal color. While the OnePlus 3 is launched at $399, now its successor is costing only $40 higher for the 64GB storage variant. The 128GB variant of the OnePlus 3T costs $479 and will be available only in Gunmetal color. With the launch of a new flagship device, we are expecting a slight price cut over the OnePlus 3. We can only confirm this after there is an official announcement. Though the launch of OnePlus 3T is confirmed in the India and China, the local pricing of the new device is yet to be announced in the respective markets.
@lauramainellen Yes, it will be back in stock but no specific dates yet. Keep following us. We'll update everyone once it drops.
— OnePlus Support (@OnePlus_Support) November 15, 2016
Just like OnePlus 3, the new OnePlus 3T also runs on Android Marshmallow based Oxygen OS out of the box. The company has already confirmed that the beta testing fo the latest Android Nougat based Oxygen OS will be available by the end of this month while the public OTA update will be released by the end of next month. We are also wild guessing the OnePlus 3T also to get the Android 7.0 Nougat along with its predecessor in December itself. Last month, OnePlus is said to merge both the Oxygen and Hydrogen OS into one OS for making the in-house OS development faster and better. As of now, there is no official confirmation over this as well.
The new OnePlus 3T comes with an upgraded Snapdragon 821 SoC that offers 10% better performance than Snapdragon 820 SoC. The 3,000mAh non-removable battery is now replaced with a slightly bigger 3,400mAh battery, that too with additional thickness or weight. One more important upgraded is that the new device comes with a sapphire glass protection for the rear camera and the front camera is of 16MP resolution with an aperture of f/2.0 and PDAF. The Dash Charge fast charging technology which was first introduced with the OnePlus 3 can make the OnePlus 3T last for a day with just 30 minutes of charging. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details regarding the availability of the new OnePlus 3T or price cut over the OnePlus 3.