OnePlus 6T launch highlights: In-display fingerprint sensor, 256GB storage and more

OnePlus 6T is now official and here are details.


Finally, after a slew of rumors and speculations, the OnePlus 6T is now official. The device has been unveiled at an event in the US and comes with a slew of improvements and upgrades. It arrives with an in-display fingerprint sensor, a relatively large display, upgraded cameras with the low-light mode, a bigger battery and more.

OnePlus 6T launch highlights


As the device has been launched in the US, we are yet to know its official pricing in India. However, it will be launched in India tomorrow at an event in Delhi and we will get to know its pricing and other details soon.

OnePlus 6T price and availability

In the US, the device will go on sale starting from today itself via T-Mobile. OnePlus and the carrier have signed a deal to sell the smartphone. It will be available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black colors and come in three storage options - 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM priced at $549 (approx. Rs. 40,000), 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM priced at $579 (approx. Rs. 43,000) and 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM priced at $629 (approx. Rs. 46,000).

OnePlus 6T specifications and features

This smartphone bestows a larger 6.41-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED display with a teardrop notch at its top, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and an in-display fingerprint sensor called Screen Unlock. This technology is touted to unlock the device in just 0.34 seconds.

Under its hood, the OnePlus 6T uses a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage space. There is no microSD card slot this time as well. The battery capacity is 3700mAh battery and it is clubbed with 20W fast charging instead of Dash Charge. And, the device misses out on 64GB storage space, IP rating, wireless charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The camera specifications are similar to those of the OnePlus 6. It has a dual-camera module at its rear with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 20MP secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture. However, it comes with Nightscape low-light mode and other improvements.

The device runs Android 9 Pie topped with the new OxygenOS with over 500 software optimizations for a faster performance. It has the Smart Boost feature for faster processing as well.

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October 29, 2018 | 21:30:59
The device will be available starting today in the US via T-Mobile. As it is an improved offering, it is priced at 9,9 and 9 for the three variants.
October 29, 2018 | 21:28:47
OnePlus will soon launch the fifth-anniversary edition of Bullets Wireless Type-C earphones that can be charged quickly and OnePlus Explorer Backup, which will be available on invite basis. The company has also announced the cases for the 6T.
October 29, 2018 | 21:23:28
When it comes to the gaming experience, OnePlus 6T has a Smart Boost feature. There is a bigger 3700mAh battery for a longer battery life. On the software front, there is a video being played to show how efficient and fast the device is and the focus of the company on the OxygenoS. The team has implemented over 500 optimizations in the OxygenOS to improve the experience.
October 29, 2018 | 21:14:43
Kiang is back on stage to talk about the performance of the OnePlus 6T. He also details the partnership between Qualcomm and OnePlus. Cristiano Amon, President for Qualcomm is on stage now talks about the honor of playing a supporting role and talks more about their relationship. He announced that the two companies will continue to collaborate. And, confirms that they are working on 5G that will bring about a transformation. He announced that OnePlus will arrive with a 5G smartphone in the near future. He further said that 5G is going to make its debut in 2019.
October 29, 2018 | 21:12:59
The OnePlus 6T camera also comes with studio lighting, which is a new feature in the camera software.The portrait mode is also improved in this smartphone.
October 29, 2018 | 21:11:03
Kyle Kiang, Head of North America Region and OnePlus Global Marketing showcases some sample photos. He adds that the company has worked a lot to improve the low-light capability of the smartphone. The low-light mode is called Nightscape. And, this feature is coming to the OnePlus 6 this week.
October 29, 2018 | 21:09:04
The 6.41-inch display is an Optic AMOLED panel and it features a smaller notchand reduced bezels and chin. It has been launched in Midnight Black and Mirror Black colors.
October 29, 2018 | 21:07:35
OnePlus 6T is the first smartphone from the company to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is termed Screen Unlock and it is touted to work at a speed of 0.34 seconds. The company looked at using this technology on the OnePlus 5T but it wasn't ready back then.
October 29, 2018 | 21:05:46
OnePlus 6T comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC, in-display fingerprint scanner, 6.41-inch display, a more capacious 3,700mAh battery, up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB internal storage, and a dual camera setup with a 16MP primary and 20MP secondary camera sensor at its rear.
October 29, 2018 | 21:04:51
The event has debuted and Pete Lau is on stage detailing about its features and specifications.
October 29, 2018 | 19:54:46
The global launch event at New York is all set to debut soon.

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