OnePlus Launches OnePlus 7T at $599

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 3 Comments

OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 7T, which features a 90 Hz display and an improved triple-lens camera system.

And those are interesting items to highlight, since the 90 Hz display on the OnePlus 7 Pro, which wasn’t offered on the lower-end OnePlus 7, was one of that phone’s best features. Conversely, the triple-lens camera system on the OnePlus 7 Pro was one of that phone’s worst features. So getting that right this time around is key.

“Overall, pictures taken with the OnePlus 7 Pro are washed out and lacking the deep colors and contrasts that most smartphone users expect here in 2019,” I noted in my review. “The telephoto lens is a huge disappointment. It ostensibly offers 3x optical zoom capabilities, but the quality of its shots are never better than what’s possible with digital zoom; they’re blurry and have that weird watercolor-like patchy look that has always dogged digital zoom on smartphone cameras.”

It won’t be possible to rate the “improved” triple-lens camera system in the new phone, but I hope to review it soon. But according to the firm, it provides a 48 MP main lens, 2X lossless zoom, and an ultra-wide lens with a 117-degree field of view. That sounds exactly like the previous system, so the improvements, if any, have to come from the software.

The display appears to be identical to that of the OnePlus 7 Pro, with HDR10+ support. And OnePlus continues to push its super-fast charging, with the OnePlus 7T providing a 70 percent charge in 30 minutes. And its gaming prowess, thanks in this case to the inclusion of the new Snapdragon 855+, an improvement over the Snapdragon 850 on its predecessor. It also features 8 GB of RAM.

It will come with Android 10 and will be on T-Mobile exclusively in the US when it ships in October for $599 on OnePlus.com.

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3 responses to “OnePlus Launches OnePlus 7T at $599”

  1. simard57

    glad to see that it will be available on T-Mobile and I hope that you do have a chance to do a review of it. I am interested in the comparison of the 7T to the 7 Pro. I am soon to replace my phone and I am inclined to get the 7T over the 7 Pro because of both seem to tricked out with 8 GB RAM. The 7T has a newer processor than the 7 Pro. the 7T has 128 GB storage and the 7 Pro has 256 GB. The 7T is $100 less than the 7 Pro.


    the camera is not as critical to me as it is to you. Are there other considerations that I should weigh. I am trying to future-proof my choice as much as I can.

  2. echorelay

    OnePlus has got to find a way to work with AT&T and get these phones (official) VoLTE support (while they're at it, WiFi Calling as well). I purchased a 7 Pro a few months back but the lack of (official) VoLTE & WiFi calling on AT&T were deal breakers for me (and before anyone says it - yes, I know T-Mobile supports both natively and I know AT&T's implementation of both is non-standard -- but neither of these things truly are my problem as the consumer. Other manufacturers have figured it out, so too does OnePlus.) Yes, there's a "hack" to get AT&T VoLTE working at least, but my experience was that it was not reliable.


    More important than my feelings on this topic is the fact that AT&T plans to decommission their 3G network by 2022, and officially they're starting to push back on new activations of devices without VoLTE. Cricket (an AT&T MVNO), for example, plans to start early next year:

    https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/volte-rich-communications/as-3g-shutdown-looms-atandts-cricket-will-require-volte-phones/d/d-id/754376?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT


    Simple terms: without VoLTE, this phone will not be able to make phone calls on AT&T once the switch is flipped in ~2022.


    If that phone had the awesome camera I was promised (and as Paul correctly stated, was lackluster), and also included VoLTE and WiFi Calling for the only carrier that works in my neck of the woods, that phone would have checked all the boxes for me. The 90Hz screen was gorgeous. Unfortunately, I had to return mine. I'm eager to hear if anything has changed for the 7T variants.

    • JCerna

      In reply to echorelay:

      What we need is a standard that all carriers at least in USA to use. Im tired of all the BS about buying a phone on one carrier and it not working properly on the other. Its a waste and its more expensive for everyone involve.

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