OnePlus 3T with SD821 SoC & 16MP Front Camera Launched in China, Price Starts from 2699 Yuan

by Teja Chedalla 15

A couple of weeks back, OnePlus has announced its latest smartphone OnePlus 3T and it is already on sale in the U.S and Europe. As reported earlier, the OnePlus 3‘s successor sports similar design as its predecessor. This new device will be available in Gunmetal and Soft Gold color options. Now the company has launched its latest smartphone in China while in India, it will be launched on December 2nd. In China, the 64GB variant is priced at 2699 Yuan (approx $391 / Rs. 26,900) while the 128GB variant costs 2999 Yuan (approx $435 / Rs. 29,900). The 64GB variant will be on sale starting from tomorrow while 128GB variant is expected to be available from next month.  It comes with an Aluminum built unibody design with a slight curve on the rear.

Under the hood, it comes powered by the Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz. It will be replacing the 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 processor and offers 10% better performance. On the front is the same 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It comes with the same 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage combination as seen on OnePlus 3. However, the new OnePlus 3T will be also available with 128GB storage with only Gunmetal color option. As seen with the earlier OnePlus devices, there is no MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.

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In the camera department, there is a 16MP IMX298 sensor on the back with OIS, EIS, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture. It can record 4K and slo-mo videos at 30fps and 120fps respectively. The protruding rear camera on the OnePlus 3T is protected with the sapphire glass lens. For selfies, there is a 16MP Samsung 3P8SP sensor with the same f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. For comparison, the OnePlus 3 came with an 8MP sensor with fixed focus. However, the video recording is only limited to 1080p at 30fps. The device is backed by a 3,400mAh non-removable battery with DashCharge (5V/4A) support. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers VoLTE out of the box. There is also a fingerprint sensor integrated into the physical home button on the front.

The power button is placed on the right edge of the device while the volume rocker and alert slider can be found on the left edge of the device. It measures 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm and weighs 158 grams. Connectivity options include Cat.6 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0 port. While the 64GB storage variant will be available in both Gunmetal and Soft Gold colors, the 128GB storage variant is only limited to Gunmetal color. While the international variant runs on Oxygen OS, the Chinese variant comes with Hydrogen OS 2.5. The Android 7.0 Nougat can be expected in December along with OnePlus 3 smartphone.

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • So the upgrade in SoC, battery and one more variant with 128GB. What about camera, no changes? OP3 also has same 16MP front camera?

    • So they upgraded the front camera from 8 to 16 MP. That’s great 🙂

  • Prashanth

    30k would be decent price for this! As there are not any major changes from OP3

  • Hiren Jariwala

    Awesome smartphone wish phoneradar come with awesome giveaway

  • Subhashish Mohan Dash

    Thanks for the update….They managed to drop a new flagship that is not much offending the previous one..the price here will play a vital plot…

  • Great as expected 🙂

  • Prashanth

    Nice! Thanks for the update! Hope it is made available soon!

  • Nil

    $480for the device. ! Good Spec though if it had 2k display with good brightness ! These would the Beast !

  • Vishal Giri

    great selfie camera and a new storage option, that’s great!!

  • Robert Johnson

    The article has some incorrect information. The article says that the OnePlus 3T is already for sale in the USA and Europe but the item will NOT be on sale in Europe until Nov 28.

  • Prashanth

    It’s coming to India Finally! So we can order it right away from 2nd?

  • Subhashish Mohan Dash

    True flagship killer…

  • Vishal Giri

    killer flagship. all eyes on the price!!

  • Prashanth

    One more awesome phone! And the pricing is too good! Almost same as OP3

  • Good pricing in home country! Let’s see how it’ll be in India!