OnePlus 6T Launches in New York

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 20 Comments

There were no real surprises given all the leaks, but the OnePlus 6T is now available. And it looks amazing. As expected.

As OnePlus’ version of an “S year” release, the OnePlus 6T builds on the excellent OnePlus 6 but includes the following changes:

Tear-drop notch. The already reasonably-sized OnePlus 6 notch has been shrunken down to a very small, tear-drop shape that seems to be the most inoffensive occlusion yet. Also, the small bottom bezel, or chin, is even smaller than before.

In-display fingerprint reader. In a first for a smartphone sold in the U.S., the OnePlus 6T features an in-display fingerprint reader that looks fast, secure, and intuitive. This is a much more acceptable solution than Apple’s camera-only sign-ins.

Taller display. Though the OnePlus 6T display is still 1080p, it’s taller than its predecessor and has a 9.5:9 aspect ratio with a 2340 x 1080 resolution at 402 PPI. It’s also very bright at 600 nits.

Dual camera system. I don’t believe the dual camera system is different from a hardware perspective—it features 16 MP and 20 MP sensors with an f/1.7 aperture. as before—but there’s a new Nightscape mode for low-light conditions and some other software improvements.

Specs. As expected, the 6T is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 to 8 GB of RAM, and 128 or 256 GB of storage. It supports 1.2 Gbps 4G LTE connectivity as well.

The OnePlus 6T will be sold at T-Mobile here in the U.S. and via the OnePlus website as before. Prices start at $549 for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It’s $579 (8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage) and run to $629 for 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The device becomes available on November 6.


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Comments (20)

20 responses to “OnePlus 6T Launches in New York”

  1. skborders

    If, and I do mean if, I were to go android, this would probably be what I would choose.

  2. wright_is

    Paul, just a minor niggle.

    1080p is a definition for a television resolution, 1920x1080 progressive (no interlacing) - so 1920 pixels wide, and 1080 tall.

    The screen might still be 1080 pixels wide, but it isn't 1080p.

  3. JH_Radio

    Although I want a headphone jack, so  maybe nevermind what I just said.

  4. JH_Radio

    Still no Verizon support huh? Guess this will all have to wait until 5G really becomes a thing, and we get rid of having to look at which phones work on CDMA networks and support which bands on said networks..

  5. markbyrn

    They did remove the headphone jack from the previous version.

  6. jpwalters

    I've had my OnePlus 5T for about a year which was my transition away from two generations of Windows Phone. I have been impressed mostly with the 5T and suspect the 6T will not disappoint! In a world of $1000+ phones, OnePlus continues to deliver high-end features for a fraction of the price.

  7. Stooks

    Does it get updates as fast at a Pixel phone? If not....then no thanks.

    The best part about it is the finger print reader under the glass.

    Hello Apple, I pretty much HATE face ID only on my iPhone X. I would take finger print only over face ID only but we should really have both.

    • jdmp10

      In reply to Stooks:

      Short of the Essential phone either matching the Pixel update schedule (monthly updates) or in many cases getting updates faster, no other device, even Android One devices don't get updates as fast as Pixels.

      But quite a few people like the Oxygen flavor of Android OP uses so that alone may sway you.

    • Davor Radman

      In reply to Stooks:

      Those updates are highly overrated if you are not a bleeding edge developer.

      That said, my almost 2.5 years old OP3 is currently at september security patch, and is expected to get Pie by the end of the year. So I would say the update situation is as good as it gets in the normal world.

  8. dcdevito

    For me it's all about the camera and Android Auto performance. If the camera is close or good enough and Android Auto works well, this is my next phone. In my experience the camera was always bad and Android Auto was terrible on it - it had perpetual memory management issues with Android Auto, which I always found ironic considering my OnePlus 5 had 8GB of RAM. What it didn't do with Android Auto that my Pixel 2 XL does is disconnect multiple times a day

  9. nicholas_kathrein

    This is great for Android. If you have the $$$ then getting the Pixel 3 is a great option. If not then this is a steal of a price. One plus lost the earphone jack.

  10. JVarde

    Typo. I assume you mean that it has a 9.5:1 aspect ratio (not 9.5:9)

  11. fjb

    Paul your next new phone

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