Report: OnePlus 6T to Launch on T-Mobile

Posted on August 17, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 20 Comments

The next OnePlus flagship smartphone will launch on T-Mobile here in the U.S. in addition to its normal global launch, CNET says. This marks the first time that OnePlus will have a U.S. carrier partner for a device launch.

“T-Mobile will be the exclusive US carrier partner for the OnePlus 6T when it launches in October, according to people familiar with the launch plans,” CNET claims. “That includes a specific version of the OnePlus 6T optimized for T-Mobile’s network, the people said.”

Like its predecessor, the highly-recommended OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T is expected to start at $550, far below the $850 to $1000 price tag of most modern flagship handsets.

But it’s unclear what will differentiate the 6T from the 6: With last year’s OnePlus 5T, the firm moved to the tall and thin 18:9-ish form factor that is now common with flagship phones. And the OnePlus 6 already has a notch. So where can the 6T improve matters?

There are some small but important things that OnePlus might add, like wireless charging, stereo speakers, and water-proofing. And the camera is always a good area for improvement too.

Anyway, this is great news for OnePlus. And for T-Mobile subscribers.

 

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20 responses to “Report: OnePlus 6T to Launch on T-Mobile”

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    Subhadip Sen

    And removing / minimizing the notch, of course. I much prefer the 5T's metal body over the 6's glass back. But I guess that isn't coming back.

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    CaedenV

    Maybe they could remove the notch?

    If it has a notch, or a curve on the front display, I will not buy it, and I am absolutely in the market for a phone this year. Someone needs to launch a decent device with a nice camera in a normal form factor for under $600. It does not seem like too much to ask for.

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    harrymyhre

    T-Mobile wifi calling.

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    Hawaiianteg

    There is a reason why this phone and many others are very cheap. No support or bottom of the barrel support for hardware or software. No one ever thinks about that especially when it comes to apple.

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      UbelhorJ

      In reply to Hawaiianteg:

      OnePlus' customer service is known to be not that great. Being able to take a defective phone back into a T-Mobile store for replacement will be a huge improvement. Hardware and software wise though, they're actually really good. The two year old 3 and 3T are on 8.0 with up to date security patches and will be skipping 8.1 and going straight to 9.0 instead.

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    innitrichie

    I'm waiting for Surface Phone.

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    rmlounsbury

    Finally, I've been hoping that the Pixel phones and the OnePlus might become carrier options one day for T-Mobile thanks to their excellent Jump on Demand program.


    T-Mo is fairly limited all things considered with the Samsung Galaxy, LG, and Apple phones being their only real options. It'll be great to have another good Android option. I just settled on the G7 but it is entirely possible I may have another jump in my future.

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    SenorGravy

    The two dirtiest words in Mobile: "Carrier Exclusive".


    Seriously. What is to be gained by ONLY being on Sprint or T-mobile? Do they really think anybody is going to dump ATT & Verizon because they MUST have a second tier Android phone? That's a guarantee your phone will sell in small numbers.

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    DocPaul

    I vote for stereo speakers. After my Moto X Pure I have a hard time with a phone that doesn't have great sound.

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    Slvrgun

    The camera is better than last years model and the IPhone X.

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    UbelhorJ

    OnePlus phones have all been slightly re-worked Oppo phones with better specs. That's probably one of the ways they keep costs so low. Starting with an existing design.

    The 6T will probably be almost identical to the Oppo R17. So, smaller notch and under screen finger print reader.

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    rbwatson0

    Please, please, please, please, please add wireless charging OnePlus.


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    morpheusxp

    I am a long time advocate for Oneplus. They make excellent handsets at great prices. Their only problem is that no one outside geek circles has ever heard of them. Hopefully now this will shine a light on a company that has been making devices that are as good or better than many of the publics well known brands.

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