Update: A day after making its debut in New York, the all-new OnePlus 6T is now officially launched in India. The device comes in Mirror Black and Midnight Black color options. It will be sold online via Amazon India and OnePlus Store. Talking about the Indian pricing, the base variant of the OnePlus 6T with 6GB of RAM & 128GB of internal storage will be costing Rs 37,999. The 8GB RAM variant of the OnePlus 6T with 128GB and 256GB of storage options is priced at Rs 41,999 and Rs 45,999 respectively.
Earlier: The much-anticipated phone of this year from OnePlus, the OnePlus 6T has been unveiled in the New York City. The company’s CEO has taken the stage to showcase the successor of the OnePlus 6 – the 6T in all its glory. Though the launch event has been preponed one-day prior to the actual date, OnePlus has managed to keep up the hype and unveil its new ‘Never Settle’ device – the OnePlus 6T.
The new flagship features all new 6.41-inch display (19.5:9 aspect ratio) along with the new in-screen fingerprint scanner (which the company has been promoting as a new way to unlock the phone for a while now). While the launch is slated on 30th Oct in India, here’s the first look on the new OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus, after the successful implementation of the ‘notch’ on the OnePlus 6, the company has come up with the new design element with the OnePlus 6T. The flagship features a new dew drop design which the company calls it the ‘Smaller Notch’ that appears similar to the dewdrop designs which we have seen on the Realme 2 Pro and OnePlus’s cousin – the Oppo’s R17, which also shares the same design language.
While the front looks beautiful on the OnePlus 6T, the rear appears to be similar to the OP6, but, there’s a lack of fingerprint sensor. So, where’s the fingerprint sensor? Yes, you guessed it right, it’s under the display and like it or not its the new way to unlock your OnePlus 6T and the company calls it the ‘Screen Unlock.’
Though this approach isn’t new and is also quite familiar with its other Chinese subsidiaries – the Vivo Nex, Vivo X21 and the Oppo R17, OnePlus claims this fingerprint sensor is the most mature, intuitive and faster way to unlock the OnePlus 6T. The company has also revealed that along with the smoother unlock experience, this new screen unlock feature can also be used to quickly launch apps in the UI.
On the whole, the OnePlus 6T looks and feels identical to the Oppo R17 (apart from the alert slider). However, this isn’t new since OnePlus had a similar approach to its earlier devices as well, (Oppo R15 ~ OnePlus 6, for instance). Despite the new design and unlocking features, OnePlus took a drastic step with its new OnePlus 6T. Similar to Google’s approach with its Pixel 2 devices, OnePlus has also ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T.
The company now provides a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box. Apart from this hiccup, OnePlus offers the industry’s top-of-the-line specs similar to the OnePlus 6 with the new OnePlus 6T. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC and Adreno 630 GPU. The phone comes in 6GB/8GB and 128GB/256GB storage variants.
On the camera front, the OnePlus 6T shares the identical sensors as featured in the OnePlus 6 – 20MP+16MP cameras on the rear and a 16MP selfie camera sensor. However, the company claims the new 6T can take better portraits and selfies and also comes up with Nightscape, exceptional HDR and super slow motion modes, which are acclaimed to improve the camera performance from the OnePlus 6.
The OnePlus 6T is fuelled by a slightly bigger 3700mAh battery when compared to the OP6, which featured a 3300mAh battery. This bigger battery supports the conventional Fast Charge technology and lastly, the OnePlus 6T ships with Oxygen OS based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The new OnePlus 6T’s international pricing starts from $549 and the Indian pricing will be revealed tomorrow. The new OnePlus 6T features in Mirror Black and Midnight Black color variants.