OnePlus 6T launched at an event in New York. The new OnePlus 6T is just a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 6 which was launched earlier this year. The OnePlus 6T offers several additions over the OnePlus 6 model it succeeds, such as an in-display fingerprint scanner, a larger battery, a larger display, a smaller notch, improved low-light photography, Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, a better endowed base model, and Smart Boost optimisation. There is a prominent removal as well – the OnePlus 6T foregoes the headphone jack, with users having to rely on the USB Type-C port or Bluetooth for their audio pairing needs.
Smart Boost on the OnePlus 6T
OnePlus is calling it Smart Boost and it makes use of the system RAM to improve app launch times and OnePlus claims that it works best with frequently used apps that require large amounts of input/output data. The new Smart Boost technology is currently applied to a bunch of gaming apps, with OnePlus promising more compatibility, updates and improvements in the near future.
OnePlus 6T Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 6T runs OxygenOS-based on Android 9.0 Pie. It sports a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels ) AMOLED display with an 19.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as support for sRGB (100.63 percent) and DCI-P3 colour gamuts. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, and said to have a peak brightness of over 600 nits. It features a waterdrop-style notch, with three-in-one ambient light sensor, distance, and RGB sensor, as well as the front facing camera. The OnePlus 6T is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The OnePlus 6T has a dual rear camera setup comprising a primary 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and 1.22-micron pixels, paired with a secondary 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and1-micron pixels. It can shoot 4K video at 60fps, Super Slow Motion Video (1080p at 240fps and 720p at 480fps). A dual-LED flash accompanies the rear setup, while there is also OIS and EIS available.
The front camera on the OnePlus 6T features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 1-micro pixels. The front camera also supports EIS, and can recording 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 30fps. Notably, both the front and rear cameras are unchanged from the OnePlus 6, and the Face Unlock feature – said to unlock the smartphone in 0.4 seconds – makes its way forward as well.
The OnePlus 6T comes with either 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage, not expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C (v2.0) port. The company is touting the presence of Dirac HD Sound and Dirac Power Sound support. There is a 3,700mAh battery on board with fast charge support (5V, 4A) that’s said to deliver a full day of power in 30 minutes of charge, while the OnePlus 6T measures 157.5×74.8×8.2mm, weighing 185 grams.
OnePlus 6T Price, Availability
The OnePlus 6T price starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 40,300) in the US for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage Mirror Black variant, with the 8GB+128GB Mirror Black and Midnight Black variant priced at $579 (roughly Rs. 42,500), and the 8GB+256GB Midnight Black variant priced at $629 (roughly Rs. 46,200). We already know, thanks to pre-bookings on Amazon India, that the OnePlus 6T India availability begins on November 1.
The smartphone will go on sale via Reliance Digital outlets in addition to OnePlus’ own offline stores, while pop-up events will also be held on November 2. It will be available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black colour variants.