The OnePlus 6T is Now Available for Purchase

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 19 Comments

If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone and don’t want to spend upwards of $1000, OnePlus is there for you. Its newest flagship, the OnePlus 6T, is available now and costs just $549.

“The OnePlus 6T continues our proud tradition of combining industry-leading specs with Fast and Smooth software for a truly burdenless experience,” a OnePlus announcement notes. “Our mission is to share the best tech with the world.”

And to that end, the OnePlus 6T delivers a set of specifications that matches and often exceeds what’s available in much more expensive devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9+ or the Google Pixel 3 XL. It features a 6.41-inch 2340 x 1080 (402 PPI) Optic AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of internal storage, and a dual camera system.

The OnePlus 6T also comes with some truly unique features like its in-display fingerprint reader and its tiny, teardrop-shaped notch, which is about 1/8th the size of the notch on the Apple iPhone XS. OnePlus also carries forward its best-in-market fast charging system, which provides a full day of battery life in just 30 minutes.

The OnePlus 6T is available now from the OnePlus website and, here in the U.S., from T-Mobile. It starts at $549 for versions with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, but there are versions with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for just $629 as well. And T-Mobile customers can save up to 50 percent if they trade-in a qualifying device.


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19 responses to “The OnePlus 6T is Now Available for Purchase”

  1. JHeredia

    I just have to say that that hero image is awesome, hats off to whomever made it ? (I'm assuming it's a doctored stock photo and not a press image from OnePlus...oh please let it not be a press image from OnePlus...)

  2. UbelhorJ

    I ordered one for my wife this morning to replace her ancient iPhone.

    If you order one, use PayPal. Payment is in USD but processed in China. Both of my credit cards were blocking the purchase, and even when it did go through, OnePlus cancelled the order. PayPal seems to work fine.

    • ErichK

      In reply to UbelhorJ:

      Yeah, I've made some foreign software purchases via credit card before late at night, and then a moment later I get the call from my bank wondering if everything is okay ... kind of eerie ...

  3. asrar

    Great mobile for the price. Looks like a great option. naukrijobs

  4. rmlounsbury

    Quick update, I did get the OP6T at a T-Mo store this morning. So far the device is excellent and perhaps one of my favorite things about this phone is the gesture navigation similar to the iOS experience which is probably the best one in the market w/o having on screen or physical controls.

    Another bonus, for whatever reason the current gen iPhone's seem to get universally awful reception on T-Mobile (the XS I have is worse that the iPhone 8 I had before it and rarely do I get more than a decent signal). The OnePlus 6T seems to be top notch for reception vs. the XS, XS Max, and XR.

    The in-screen fingerprint reader works fine. Originally I put my finger on the sensor and held it there expecting the phone to unlock and doing that it would sit there for awhile before doing anything. Turns out a quick tap on the sensor unlocks the phone quickly. Kind a had a here's your sign moment there.

    Beyond that it is snappy and the screen is gorgeous. The only real complaints I have so far is their auto-brightness tends to go too dark for light conditions (direct light viewing isn't great either) and the UI elements on the corners get really close to the edge of the screen and in some instances partially cut off a UI control. Hopefully OnePlus adds a little more padding in an update to OxygenOS.

    Edit: Sounds like there is already an update that improves performance on the fingerprint sensor.

  5. BoItmanLives

    If you want a phone that works on Verizon and Verizon MVNOs, OnePlus is NOT here for you.

  6. bhatech

    Great phone for the price. Wireless charging is still missing which is disappointing. Yeah I get that for the price you can't complain much. Looks like a great option.

    Also, buy direct from OnePlus instead of crappy carriers like TMobile. OnePlus direct it's dual SIM slot (no sales tax) compared to TMobile which is only one SIM slot and also updates might be delayed because of "carrier certification".

  7. rmlounsbury

    I've really gone back and forth on this phone since the announcement. There are plenty of small complaints about some of their strategy but I'm not a big fan of the whole bi-monthly security patches. All that being said I'll be running up to my local T-Mobile store and using my JoD to pick one up and kick the tires.

    Worst case scenario I JoD off to a Galaxy or LG device.

  8. ErichK

    And the line continues to blur between high end phones and midrange gaming systems ... gotta love progress!

  9. shmuelie

    I wish/hope I could get it on Verizon

    • rmlounsbury

      In reply to Shmuelie:

      You can bring the OnePlus 6T to Verizon as it is compatible. You just can't buy it through Verizon. You have to go direct to OnePlus to get the device but it will work!

      Quick note... The only caveat is that I think you have to take the device into a Verizon store to activate it. I don't think you can call in or go online to add it. Or I've heard/read that is how activation will work.

  10. jose154

    In the OnePlus 6T box you get a USB Type-C to 3.5mm Audio adaptor (as the 3.5mm audio jack has been removed), a pre-applied screen protector, 9apps see-through phone case, a fast charge USB Type-C cable and power adaptor, and a SIM tray ejector. You do not get a pair of those cheap wired headphones in the box (because, you know, they're awful and nobody who actually enjoys music uses them).