After weeks of teasing the device on social media, OnePlus has finally lifted the covers off the OnePlus 6T. The smartphone, which was recently revealed at the launch event in New York, features just a couple of changes over its predecessor, including a slightly bigger screen, a smaller notch, an in-display fingerprint scanner and more battery capacity.
Priced starting at $549, the new OnePlus 6T is just a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 6 which was launched earlier this year. The device doesn’t feature a whole lot of hardware upgrades over its predecessor and still rocks the Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The top-end 8GB + 256GB variant is priced at $629.
The 6T features the same camera hardware as the OnePlus 6, however, the company has included a bunch of software optimizations which are expected to improve its camera performance.
OnePlus has limited the color options this time around and has also upped the internal storage of the base variant to match the increase in price. The new OnePlus 6T will only be available in the Mirror Black and Midnight Black color variants, with the base 6GB/128GB variant being made available only in the Mirror Black finish. The 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants, on the other hand, will be available in both colors.
OnePlus 6T Specs
Here’s a quick look at the complete specifications of the new OnePlus 6T:
|Dimensions and Weight||157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm, 185g|
|Display||6.41-inch Optic AMOLED 2340x1080p, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear Cameras||16MP+20MP f/1.7 with OIS and EIS|
|Front Camera||16MP f/2.0 with EIS|
|Battery||3,700mAh with fast charge (5V/4A)|
|Software||OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2MIMO dual band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 2.0 Type-C|
|Sensors||In-display fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Electronic Compass|
|Colors||Mirror Black and Midnight Black|
OnePlus 6T Top Features
As you can probably tell from looking at the specifications, the OnePlus 6T isn’t a whole lot different from the OnePlus 6 in terms of specifications. However, the device does have a few key differentiating factors, including a slightly larger display with a waterdrop style notch, a larger 3,700mAh battery, an under-display fingerprint scanner called Screen Unlock and no headphone jack.
While OnePlus isn’t the first company to have included an in-display fingerprint scanner on their device, it most certainly is the one with the best implementation. The company claims that Screen Unlock is faster than the one found on competing device and it will take just 0.34 seconds to unlock the device. In comparison with the capacitive fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 6, which takes just 0.2 seconds to unlock the device, the in-display fingerprint scanner might seem slow, but it surely isn’t.
The OnePlus 6T runs OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie, with the company boasting of a bunch of new UI features for the device, including new navigation gestures. While the new UI features are just limited to the OnePlus 6T right now, they’re expected to make their way to legacy devices in the near future.
As of now, the company hasn’t revealed pricing details for the Indian market, which will be announced at a separate event in Delhi tomorrow.