OnePlus has finally taken the covers off of the long-awaited 6T smartphone. It follows the likes of OnePlus 3T and 5T, being an upgraded version of the regular OnePlus 6 with a better display and improved cameras.
Is it actually better than the OnePlus 6? Let’s find out.
Design and Display
First things first, let’s talk about design. OnePlus has been teasing the 6T for quite a while now, and a reduced notch was all but confirmed.
OnePlus 6T comes with a 6.41-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2340) Optic AMOLED display, with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio (thanks to the notch) and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The colors are saturated with deep blacks and an infinite contrast thanks to the AMOLED panel.
Overall the display is an improvement over OnePlus 6, with smaller bezels and a tiny waterdrop notch. The back looks nearly the same with a frosted glass panel and dual cameras on the rear.
Another standout feature of the OnePlus 6T is its under-display fingerprint scanner. It uses a green light to check your fingerprints and appears to be faster than the other similar fingerprint readers out there (Oppo Find X, Vivo Nex, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro to name a few).
There is no headphone jack on this one, unfortunately.
Internals and Storage
This is mostly the same as the older model, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6/8 GB RAM and 128/256 GB of internal storage.
There is no memory card slot so you’re stuck with the amount of storage you get. It does have dual-SIM support, and it comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with an Oxygen OS skin.
OnePlus has added a Gaming Mode and a Smart Boost on the 6T. The former locks the brightness while gaming and limits app notifications and background data usage, while the latter improves app startup times by pre-loading some of the app data in the RAM.
Even though the cameras are exactly the same as OnePlus 6, the 6T promises better results, thanks to software improvements.
It features a dual 16+20 MP (16 MP effective) camera setup with OIS and PDAF. It will produce better AutoHDR images and will come with a Nightscape feature, similar to the night mode on Huawei P20 Pro and Google Pixel 3, for better low light shots.
We’ll test it out if we get our hands on a review unit.
Battery and Price
Finally, the other last major improvement in the OnePlus 6T is its larger battery, with a 3,700 mAh unit (3,300 mAh on OnePlus 6). There’s also OnePlus’ signature 20W Dash Charge which can get you from 0-55% in 30 minutes.
You can get OnePlus 6T in 3 different prices and ram/storage combinations:
- 6GB+128GB for $550
- 8GB+128GB for $580
- 8GB+256GB for $630
The phone will be launched in North America on 1st November, heading to Europe on 6th November. No word on a release date for Pakistan yet.
OnePlus 6T Specifications
- CPU: 2.8 GHz quad-core Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz quad-core Kryo 385
- GPU: Adreno 630
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with Oxygen OS
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM supported
- 6.41-inch AMOLED with FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution
- Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- RAM: 6/8 GB
- Internal: 128/256 GB; UFS 2.1 storage
- Card slot: no
- Primary: 16 MP F/1.7, OIS + 20 MP F/1.7 EIS, PDAF
- Secondary: 16 MP f/2.0, face unlock
- Connectivity: Gigabit LTE, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, no headphone jack
- Under-display fingerprint scanner and facial recognition
- Battery: 3700 mAh; Dash Charge support
- Price: $550 (6 GB, 64 GB), $580 (8 GB, 128 GB), $630 (8 GB, 256 GB)