After a lot of rumour and leak round-ups, OnePlus has finally launched their latest flagship, OnePlus 6T. It’s like an improved version of OnePlus 6, which was launched back in May this year. It comes with some latest and needy improvements like the in-display fingerprint sensor and bigger battery. But certainly, there are some compromises as well. So let’s have a detailed look at what OnePlus has to offer for their second flagship of 2018.
Not just the specs, but the design also has some changes over OnePlus 6, but both devices still look pretty identical (one can easily say that both are same year flagships). On the front, a very first thing which gets our notice is the Notch. As you can see now OnePlus has removed the regular rectangular shaped notch and replaced it with water drop notch. This can be found on a few devices like Essential PH-1, OPPO R17 series, and more. This looks significantly better than the notch of OnePlus 6, but the choice varies from person to person. Surely those who compromised the presence of that notch on OnePlus 6 are not happy with this. The OnePlus 6T also has a slightly more screen to body ratio. Rest looks similar on the front.
Coming to the back, the first and only thing which is changed is the fingerprint sensor. As we all know that now OnePlus 6T has an in-display fingerprint sensor, so the back portion will surely only have camera setup and OnePlus branding. This surely looks a bit cleaner but still, similar to OnePlus 6. Coming to bottom, the noticeable thing is lack of 3.5mm headphone jack. Now with OnePlus 6T, OnePlus is also jumping into the no headphone jack or Type-C headphone port category. Though many of us won’t be happy with this decision, for in-display fingerprint sensor and bigger battery, OnePlus had to compromise for 3.5mm jack. Rest other things on this phone is same as OnePlus 6. The back is made up of similar looking glass as well. Also, there’s neither wireless charging support nor IP certification, only splash resistance is there.
The specifications have some improvements, but not much. Starting with the display, this OnePlus 6T has 6.4 inch AMOLED display with FullHD+ resolution 402ppi. It has a screen to body ratio of 85.7% and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. For protection, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 6. As we are talking about the display itself, let’s talk about one of the key features of this device i.e. in-display fingerprint sensor. This is the first OnePlus smartphone and also the first near the stock Android phone to have the in-display fingerprint sensor. The sensor in the half portion of the display, where we can unlock the phone just by touching through the registered fingerprint. Expecting this to work slightly better than many current in-display fingerprint phones.
This OnePlus 6T comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa core processor that’s clocked at 2.8Ghz along with Adreno 630 GPU. It has 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB internal storage. Do note that this time the base variant has 6GB RAM but 128GB internal storage, end of 64GB storage variant from OnePlus. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with near stock OxygenOS on top. This version of OxygenOS brings some new features for the device as well. It has new features like Smart Boost for gaming, Navigation Gesture 2.0, and other internal improvements.
Coming to Camera, it has 16MP Primary Rear Camera with f1.7 lens, OIS, EIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, and f1.4mm micron sensor. Secondary Rear Camera is a 20MP shooter with f1.7 lens and autofocus. It can record videos up to 4K at 60fps along with 720p slow motion at 480fps. On the front it has 20MP camera with f1.7 lens. This whole camera setup looks similar to OnePlus 6. But OnePlus has added new features in software this time. First thing is Nightscape. This feature captures significantly better low light photos i.e. without loosing detail, stabilization, and lesser noise level as well. It’s similar to the Night Mode on latest Pixel 3 series.
It packs in a larger 3700mAh battery with their Quick Charge technology on board to charge this device quickly, at the rate of 5V 2A (Can’t name this Dash Charge). This is the largest ever battery capacity for any OnePlus device. OnePlus stated this large battery as a reason for removing 3.5mm jack. For security, apart from in-display fingerprint this phone also has face unlock. For connectivity it has Dual 4G VoLTE, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and Type-C port. This phone weights at 180 grams and is 8.2mm thick, that’s surely heavier and thicker than many previous OnePlus devices. It comes with Mirror Black (Glossy Glass), Midnight Black (Matte Glass), and White colour options.
Pricing & Availability:
- 6GB + 128GB variant for USD 549 (INR 40,277)
- 8GB + 128GB variant for USD 579 (INR 42,478)
- 8GB + 256GB variant for USD 629 (INR 46,146)
- Will be available in USA from November 1st for T-Mobile users, and November 6th for normal users.
So that’s all about this OnePlus 6T as of now. Personally speaking this seems to be a significantly improved version of OnePlus 6, definitely not a device to upgrade if you have OnePlus 6. But overall by looking at the specs, I am thoroughly impressed. But to find the real usage is similarly impressive or not, we have to first get our hands on this flagship killer.
Well, what are your thoughts on this OnePlus 6T ? If you are OnePlus 6 user, do you think that it would be worth to wait for 6T or not ? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.