This Is the OnePlus 6T

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Android with 13 Comments

Okay, we have already seen how the OnePlus’ next flagship looks. We also know what features it will pack, but this time around, we are getting our first official look at the entirety of the device.

What you see above is the upcoming OnePlus 6T in Mirror Black and Midnight Black finishes, leaked by WinFuture. The device is expected to launch sometime this month, joining OnePlus’ never-settling collection of flagship Android devices.

OnePlus 6T, feature-wise, will be quite identical to the original OnePlus 6. There will be some major changes, though — it will be available through T-Mobile in the United States, to start with, for example. The device also gets rid of the fingerprint scanner on the back in favour of a new on-screen fingerprint reader.

OnePlus is even redesigning the notch on the 6T, replacing it with a “water drop” notch design that’s much smaller than the one on the OnePlus 6. It’s certainly a peculiar shape for a notch, though the smaller size will definitely look better in real life.

Talking about sizes, the battery is bigger on the OnePlus 6T as well, now boasting a 3700mAh cell. Here’s the problem, though: to make space for the bigger battery, OnePlus had to get rid of the headphone jack on the device. Not a lot of OnePlus enthusiasts are going to be happy about the change, of course.

OnePlus 6T is expected to launch sometime this month, so keep an eye out for when the device launches officially.

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Comments (13)

13 responses to “This Is the OnePlus 6T”

  1. John Craig

    Meh...apart from the camera and notch, it looks like the 5T. Damn, phones have become boring :(

  2. CaedenV

    Has a notch, no headphone jack... if it had a curved front screen it would be a tri-fecta of everything their user base hates about modern smart phones.

  3. Travis

    Wow an on-screen fingerprint reader. I don't recall ever seeing that tech in a phone before. This is what apple should have in the iPhone.

  4. Rycott

    Never settle. Except you need to settle for a notch and no headphone port. So almost never settle.

  5. tonchek

    I expect under screen camera (like thumbprint scanner) in 2022, 2023...

  6. Brian Roelofs

    No headset jack, no go. You can't possibly convince me there "wasn't room" for it.

  7. scd147

    So far I'm very happy with the OnePlus 6. They've fixed each problem I've had with the OnePlus 3T. I had limited signal strength with AT&T and several issues with Bluetooth including weird skipping when playing music or podcasts. The camera is very good for a "not Samsung" phone. I've even come to like the notch. I'm not planning on getting the 6T, but I can say that I like the even smaller notch, and I'm very curious about the onscreen fingerprint sensor. All that being said, I'm sorry I've been burned by Bluetooth too many times in the past to ditch the headphone jack. However, as rarely as I need to use headphone jacks when Bluetooth actually works, dongles might be an acceptable compromise. This train seems to be coming regardless, so I guess I'll keep an open mind about it.

    In other news, I just received Android Pie and they broke volume control. To turn the ringer volume up and down I have to go into settings and it plays a sample... so I can't change the volume in a meeting. Sure I could set the buzzer/silent switch, but I could always do that. I guess I should have been paying more attention to the Android Pie Beta reviews because this isn't a good volume solution.

    • IamDefiler

      In reply to scd147:

      The volume issue is a Pie issue, not OnePlus. This is how it works now unfortunately.

      • scd147

        In reply to IamDefiler:

        Yep, I didn't really make that clear in the way I worded it, but yep it's a Pie issue. I saw one post that said some sort of update is on the way from Android that would allow you to change the ringer volume silently, but I don't know when that's coming or exactly what they plan to change.

    • lightbody

      In reply to scd147:

      Agree about headphone jack. Not optional for me - I do not want to have to charge headphones, or (forget to) carry a dongle everywhere I go.

  8. lightbody

    I just moved from a Oneplus 3 to a 5T - I've decided to buy used phones from now on, as the new cost is now too high.

    It is a shame Oneplus don't keep one of their older models available to buy at a reduced price once their new flagship is launched.