30 October 2018
OnePlus 6T is finally official and what we are seeing today looks no different from the leaks we were served before, but hey! the official verdict is necessary as always. The waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint scanner are the two main highlights of the show we had been hearing about them for so long. Well, these two features uniquely define the existence of the device and make it different from its predecessor.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took the stage first and shared some positive reviews the company has received over the time. He also announced that the OnePlus 6T will also be available via T-Mobile carrier in the US.
Kyle Kiang, OnePlus' North America head then took to the stage to talk about the smartphone and put up an introductory video. The company touts it be the "fastest and the smoothest phone."
The OnePlus 6T's dual-camera has a 16MP primary camera that uses a 1/2.55″ sensor and f/1.7 aperture. It also features OIS and EIS as well for better stabilization. The 20MP secondary camera offers the same 25mm equivalent focal length as the primary but features a smaller 1/2.8″ sensor and a non-stabilized f/1.7 lens.
OnePlus 6T has been introduced with the in-display fingerprint scanner and the company touts it to be the fastest in-display fingerprint scanner. OnePlus calls the in-display fingerprint scanner as Screen Unlock and the company claims these fingerprints are stored on the device.
Talking about the camera, the company claims OnePlus 6T has an enhanced camera that takes better pictures in low light compared to the OnePlus 6.
The company says it has learned from the feedbacks of the users and hence the same has been improved in OnePlus 6T via a new Nightscape mode. However, this new feature also coming to the OnePlus 6. This mode takes long exposure shots for better low light photos (similar to the Night Mode on Mate 20, & Night Sight on Pixel 3). It produces night shots with better detail, reduces noise levels, better color rendering and a wider dynamic range than the default shooting mode.
The device also includes Studio Lighting mode which is very similar to Apple's Portrait Lighting.
The OnePlus 6T will ship with OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 OS. The company also mentioned that it will have tweaks to the UI and introduce new gestures to perform certain actions
- 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display, 1080x2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Snapdragon 845 processor
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB internal storage
- 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup, OIS, Sony IMX 519 sensor, EIS,480 fps slow-mo videos
- 16MP selfie camera
- OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie
- 3700mAH battery
The price of the OnePlus 6T starts at $549 (6GB RAM+128GB storage), $579 for the 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and $629 for the 8G RAM and 256GB storage variants. The company has also launched the trade-in program with T-Mobile which can save a lot on your OnePlus 6T purchase.