The OnePlus 6 was one of the best flagships in the first half of 2018 and it wasn't crazy expensive. But 6 months after down the line, the competition has become tougher with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note9, Google Pixel 3, and the iPhone XS.
This means it's time for OnePlus to give us something better with the upcoming OnePlus 6T. Launching in just two weeks, here's everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6T.
Since this is a T upgrade, most changes will be minor. In terms of design, the front will see the notch get much smaller than that on the OnePlus 6.
The display itself will be an OpticAMOLED panel made by Samsung with a Full HD+ resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of over 90 per cent. The back will look pretty similar to the 6 but without the fingerprint scanner.
The OnePlus 6T will be one of the first mainstream globally available flagships to have an in-display fingerprint scanner, that OnePlus will be calling Screen Unlock. A few phones that currently sport an in-display fingerprint scanner are definitely slower than a conventional scanner, so it needs to be seen how OnePlus is able to actually bridge this gap.
Internally, the phone will have have the same specifications with a Snapdragon 845 SoC running the show along with 6 or 8GB of RAM, and storage options going all the way up to 256GB.
The battery is supposed to get a little bigger as well. However, the increase in battery size will come at a cost: the OnePlus 6T will be the first OnePlus device without a headphone jack. Thankfully, we are sure OnePlus will be providing a USB-C to 3.5mm jack dongle in the box, and OnePlus has just recently launched a new pair of their Bullets v2 earphones with a Type-C connector.
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The phone will run on Android Pie out of the box with a new UI skin (https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/interview-oneplus-6t-the-future-of-oxygenos.924127/) that is supposed to be a lot more intuitive and will bring in speed as well as efficiency. New gestures for quick switching of apps will also make a debut.
A new gesture to activate Google Assistant, by holding the power button for half a second, will also be present. They have promised improvements in camera quality too, which should use the dual camera setup to its full potential.October 7, 2018
The phone launches globally and in India on October 30, and sales are expected to start in the next couple of days. You can already pre-book the phone on Amazon.in to get a few extras when you make the eventual purchase.
The OnePlus 6 currently costs Rs 34,990 for the base variant and Rs 39,990 for more storage and RAM. If history is any indication, we can expect the OnePlus 6T to cost a couple of thousand more than the 6's respective models.