For any brand or company, launching two flagship phones it is quite tough, and it may not work always. However, OnePlus has been launching two phones every year like a schedule since the launch of 3T in 2016, though it never committed that it would continue making the T series of devices as a regular thing. And, recently OnePlus came with the new OnePlus 6T again.
In a mobile, there’s very less new tech that needs and meaningful upgrade, and bringing a new device to market every six months can decrease the sale as customers tend to lose their interest in it.
The new upcoming OnePlus 6T feels like a genuine step up from the OnePlus 6, launched earlier this year with improved technology and also an improvement in the handset before the next generation.
The OnePlus 6T doesn’t have much eye-catching or must-have new features, but this can be taken as the hint for the on the way OnePlus 7.
OnePlus 6T: Release date and price
The customers will be able to pre-order the OnePlus 6T very soon, and also the customers will be able to buy it from the OnePlus website from November 6. Moreover, for European countries, it has been confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will go on sale at 9 am UK time on Tuesday, November 6.
The OnePlus 6T will be made available in two color schemes i.e., Mirror Black and Midnight Black. The Mirror Black is glossy, while the Midnight Black model has a lower-key matte finish.
For the Mirror black, the price starts at $549 / £499 for the 6GB of RAM and 128GB and with 8GB of RAM, it will cost you $579 / £529.
Similarly, for Midnight Black the price starts at £529 / $579 8GB of RAM and 128GB and $629 / £579 for versions with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
With the up growing popularity of the brand, it can’t be guaranteed that paying a visit will enable you to buy the OnePlus 6T ahead of schedule because the supplies will be very limited.
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OnePlus 6T: Carriers and retailers
In back days, OnePlus handsets were really difficult to buy but now OnePlus’ exclusivity arrangement with O2. With O2, Vodafone and EE will be also offering the OnePlus 6T and also, it will be available in Amazon UK, John Lewis, and Carphone Warehouse.
OnePlus 6T: Design and Features
OnePlus has improved its design from the last couple of iterations of its flagship phone, and also, the previous released OnePlus 6 design felt like it had a lot of hard work involved as it didn’t skimp on some of the essentials like the older phones in the series.
The OnePlus 6T is quite similar to the OnePlus 6 with very few changes but still, the changes are worthwhile and well implemented. The body is made up of glass body on both the front and back side with choice of two colors: mirror black or midnight black to choose between. And also it is expected that the brand will introduce different other colors with the time being like the red and white version of the previous generations of OnePlus devices.
The phone has dimensions of 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm weighing 185gm. It’s not a large device so it is quite comfortable to hold, and it’s easy enough to grip and handle.
The rear part of the mobile seems clear, as the fingerprint scanner has moved below the display section. It now has just got the two-sensor camera and a small flash below it. Excluding the camera of the phone is empty, which ultimately gives a comfortable feel in the hand.
The right-hand edge of the phone has a power on button, which is one option that wakes up the device or else you can also double tap on the screen. And, one of the best features OnePlus series has is the slider that allows you to mute your phone with a quick flick. This is mainly found in Apple devices but not in many Android ones. This slider is very useful when we want to quickly mute our device.
Similarly, the left-hand edge has the volume rocker and the bottom of the phone has the USB-C port, surrounded by two speakers for stereo audio in its each side
One of the decisions of OnePlus that has upset the user is that it has no 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, it includes a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter in the box to plug in your wired headphones or the alternative way is to use Bluetooth headphones as an alternative.
It’s is still not considered a good decision of the company even though it has been including the headphone jack on every device while rival companies have dropped it.
OnePlus 6T: Display and Specs
There is a lot of change in the display in the OnePlus 6T in comparison with the latest OnePlus 6 which lost most of its bezel and adopts a notch at the top of the display. The notch has been shrunk down in OnePlus 6T so it relatively takes a very little space so, there’s more screen at the top left and right of the device.
There’s a dual camera set up around the back, with16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors, and also optical image stabilization and a couple of new photography features i.e., the ‘Nightscape’ mode particularly designed to improve pictures taken in low light conditions, and Studio Lighting similar to the Portrait Mode on the Google Pixel 3 and iPhone XS. At the front is the 16-megapixel selfie camera which has electronic image stabilization.
The display measures about 6.41-inch with AMOLED screen, but since the body of the phone isn’t as large it doesn’t feel like a big-screen phone when holding it. It has1080 x 2340 screen resolution i.e.19:5:9 ratios, so it is considered to have a longer screen than on some other phones. With this resolution, it makes the picture quality is gorgeous and the AMOLED technology makes the colors pop.
The greatest upgrade is the unlocking system of the phone i.e., the fingerprint sensor which is now embedded at the front of the device. But you may have to face an issue as it won’t immediately register our fingerprint, and it is quite slow in comparison to Huawei Mate 20.
It also enables its Face Unlock at the same time, and when you’re using both technologies the response time is very near one feature allowing you to unlock your device quickly.