Introducing the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus is getting ready to launch their new flagship smartphone and take on Apple, Samsung and the other leaders in the smartphone market. The company has just confirmed the release date for the handset, and with leaks coming in quickly, here is everything that we’ve heard about the OnePlus 6T to date.

OnePlus6T Release date

OnePlus have just revealed that their new flagship phone will launch in New York City on Tuesday 30th October. The event is called ‘Unlock the Speed’ and kicks off at 3pm in the UK.

Price

It has been confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will go on sale in Europe at 10am UK time on Tuesday, 6th November, however you will be able to pre-order the handset immediately after the launch event.

It is expected that this will be one of the most expensive phones in the company’s history to date. The prices are expected to start from £430 for the new handset.

Design

The handset is expected to come in two different colours – Mirror Black and Midnight Black. The Mirror Black option is glossy, while the Midnight Black model is a matte finish with less shine. The company have been teasing photos of the look of the new phone on their Twitter account, showing a revised, more slimline look than previous generations.

The phone has an edge to edge screens and includes a subtle waterdrop-style notch that is far smaller than other notches on phones in the market – including the iPhone XS, X etc. The phone is expected to feature a 6.4-inch screen with a 2340 X 1080 resolution. It will include 8GB of memory, the Snapdragon 845 processor, and three different storage options.

The phone also comes with the use of an in-display fingerprint scanner, which is significantly upping its price. The company is calling the feature ‘Screen Unlock’. The screen houses a small lens that allows you to register your fingerprint accurately and whenever screen unlock is used, the phone will compare the information stored from the lens against your fingerprint.

Something that is likely to be controversial is that OnePlus have confirmed the new handset will not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. We have seen other companies upset their customers by removing the jack in recent years and OnePlus have now followed suit. Will this make their customers happy? We’re not too sure. Unsurprisingly, they will also be debuting their new wireless headphones alongside the phone.

It offers all this with only being 0.45mm thicker than the previous generation OnePlus 6 which comes in at 7.8mm.

Camera

The 6T is sticking with the two-sensor camera from the previous generation and won’t be featuring the newer triple-style cameras on competing phones.

The OnePlus 6T is expected to have a similar setup to the previous iteration, with a 16-megapixel f/1.7 sensor and a secondary 20-megapixel sensor on the back of the unit.

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