If you are an Android user, the chances of you being a OnePlus fanboy is quite high and why not? This is the reason why we all see leaks and rumors all over the internet about the OnePlus 6T. The rumor game is now over and the OnePlus 6T is officially released. So what changes does it bring along? If you’re a OnePlus 6 user, should you be upgrading to the 6T? Here’s everything about the new OnePlus 6T.
Not much has changed in terms of the design on the 6T over the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6T offers the same glass sandwich design as the OnePlus 6 which is held together by an aluminum chassis. The OnePlus 6T has a glass back (but still doesn’t support wireless charging), which just like its predecessor houses the same 16MP+12MP (OIS+EIS), f/1.8 dual camera setup. The only change you’ll is that there’s no fingerprint scanner on the back.
The front is where the change can be seen. First and foremost, the notch on the OnePlus 6T is a teardrop notch that houses a 16MP, f/2.0 camera. This notch design is as practical as it gets and it bumps the screen to body ratio to 85.6%. The display size is now a 6.41-inch and the resolution is 2340 x 1080 which gives it an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is an AMOLED panel with support for five different color calibration modes which increase the color accuracy for the 6T. The OnePlus 6T now has and an in-display fingerprint scanner which can unlock the device in 0.34 seconds. The bottom bezel or the chin have been shaved off a bit which makes this display immersive.
Spec wise, the 6T is powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is coupled with Adreno 630 GPU to handle graphics duties. The Snapdragon 845 has been around for a while now and we’ve seen a lot of devices with this chip, what’s different then? OnePlus claims that the performance is 20% better on the 6T over other devices rocking the same chip. Moving on, the 6T now supports more and more network bands and even customers from the US can now enjoy their favorite network on the 6T. Talking about the network, the 6T brings along 5G network capabilities.
The battery size now sees a bump from 3,300 mAh on the OnePlus 6 versus 3,700 mAh on the 6T. Which means better screen on time. For juicing up the battery, our trustworthy Dash Charge is still supported.
Something’s missing, isn’t it? Oops, the headphone jack. It is actually missing. OnePlus 6T omits the 3.5mm headphone jack and the reason according to OnePlus is the increased battery capacity and the in-display fingerprint scanner taking up more space. Thankfully, you still get a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter (unlike some other brands).
OnePlus is not only about hardware, but it’s the fine tuning between the hardware and software that Oxygen OS on the OnePlus brings. The 6T is no exception. The OnePlus 6T runs on Oxygen OS on top of the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Oxygen OS has been finetuned and now include hundreds of nifty little software tweaks that include enhancing the overall user experience including a couple of different camera features including studio lighting and night lapse mode that takes the shutter speed down to 2 seconds to capture an image. This improves the low light photography on the 6T and soon an OTA will bring along this camera mode to the OnePlus 6 as well. Thumbs up for that.
The OnePlus 6T is now available in three variants. The base model now offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the second one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and the last one brings along 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage combo.
The pricing of these variants is what makes it even more interesting (or P.S. annoying if you’re already a OnePlus 6 user). The OnePlus 6T is available at a starting price of $549 for the base 6GB+128GB variant, $579 for the 8GB+128GB variant and $629 for the 8GB+256GB variant. The device is available in two colors: Midnight Black and Mirror Black.
Worth the wait, if you’re in Nepal?
Daraz confirms that the OnePlus 6T will be on the shelf for the 11.11 Sale which means you don’t have to wait much to get the new OnePlus 6T at the best price possible. If you’ve been waiting to get a smartphone of your choice, 11.11 is the day to mark on your calendar. This is the day when you can get up to 80% discount on millions of items. Stay tuned.
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