OnePlus have just announced their flagship device to the world, and as we thought it’s the OnePlus 6T.
It only felt like a few weeks ago we were live at the London event and bringing you our full review of the OnePlus 6, so it was exciting to see how the 6T would improve things.
First of all the notch has been slimmed down, and by a huge amount, with the new ‘drop design’ notch meaning you get more screen real estate.
The display is 6.41 inch AMOLED which will be really impressive to use, even in outdoor sunlight conditions, and this was one of the features we were impressed with on the OnePlus 6 before it.
The latest display features a breakthrough in unlocking technology and now has a built in display fingerprint reader, which now allows for the dedicated reader to be removed from the hardware on the back. OnePlus call the in-display fingerprint sensor “Screen Unlock” and means that there’s no space consumed for a separate one on the chassis. The unlock system can also be used to quick-launch apps if you press and hold.
Other key specifications include a massive 8GB of RAM, a 3,700mAh battery and an impressive dual camera setup on the rear. It’s now able to capture even better, clearer night shots thanks to an improvement in software called Nightscape. This will take low-light shots in less than 2 seconds. OnePlus are also boasting better portraits and selfies.
A new feature called “Smart Boost” will give up to 20% faster load times on the most demanding games, so everything will be cranked up full blast when you’re playing those intensive games.
Pricing is also very decent, thankfully not a big bump over the last flagship though. The 6T starts at £499 and goes up to £579 for the largest memory version at 256GB. The base model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Colours at launch are Midnight Black and Mirror Black, no news yet on any White or Red versions, but the company are known for launching these after the initial batch so if you want a different colour than Black, maybe hold on to see if it happens.
This is also the first time OnePlus will be available on a wide range of networks. Before now O2 were the exclusive network here in the UK, however now EE and Vodafone will be carrying it too. It’ll also be available via third-party stores including Carphone Warehouse and John Lewis.
For those who love their specs, we can tell you that this weighs in at 185g and measures in at 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2mm. It’ll run Android 9.0 (Pie) with the OxygenOS on top. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core 2.8GHz CPU with an Adreno 630 GPU. As mentioned, the RAM depends on the model, so starts at 6GB but goes to 8GB. Meanwhile there’s either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
As we touched on, there’s a bigger battery – 3700mAh – which will deliver up to 23% more battery life and has fast charge. That screen is a 6.41″ Optic AMOLED display at a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. Other details include NFC, dual-band WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX.
In terms of cameras, it’ll film 4K video footage at 60 frames per second. You also get Super Slow Mo at 1080p and 240fps / 720p and 480fps. Around back those two cameras are an f/1.7 16 megapixel and an f/1.7 20 megapixel. You get Optical Image Stabilization and Electronic Image Stabilization. Up front, an f/2.0 16 megapixel with Electronic Image Stabilization.
The full press release is found below. We’ll have a review device soon so we can bring you our full review at CoolSmartPhone.
Get more information in our earlier piece below..
New York? No. We're in London. It's almost the same. In just a few minutes we'll get our hands on the new OnePlus 6T as it receives the official launch
Unlock the Speed with the OnePlus 6T
Screen Unlock on the immersive 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display, class-leading hardware and meticulous industrial design create the industry’s fastest and smoothest smartphone experience
London – October 29, 2018 – OnePlus has announced its latest premium flagship device, the OnePlus 6T. Featuring Screen Unlock, the industry’s fastest in-display fingerprint technology, the OnePlus 6T provides users with a fast, natural and intuitive way to unlock your device, while benefiting from a large display with minimal bezels. Taking just .34 seconds to unlock and supported by sophisticated self-learning algorithms, Screen Unlock sets a new standard for smartphones.
“We constantly challenge ourselves to give people the best experience possible, to do what’s right, no matter what,” said Pete Lau, founder and CEO. “A great user experience means your phone needs to get out of the way and make you feel free – it has to enhance your life instead of distracting you from it. I’m so proud of what we’ve built with the OnePlus 6T, and can’t wait to see what people think when they use it.”
Immersive Display, Meticulous Design
The OnePlus 6T has a rich and immersive display, with a 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display at a 19.5:9 aspect ratio for great viewing angles whether you’re playing Fortnite or watching Netflix. As durable as it is beautiful, the front of the OnePlus 6T is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6, seamlessly flowing into the glass design. Over 40 different manufacturing steps go into crafting the 3D glass back of the OnePlus 6T, which is made from multiple layers of glass of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, it includes anti-glare coating and a texturized multilayer film.
Fast and Smooth
Fast and Smooth is not just about raw processing power, but about the optimization of hardware and software. The latest, most powerful platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, with up to 8GB of RAM, creates an experience that continues to set the standard for performance. Smart Boost, a new feature of the OnePlus 6T, improves app cold start speeds by up to 20 percent through storing data from frequently used apps in the phone’s RAM. And when you need more power, OnePlus Fast Charge can quickly charge the OnePlus 6T’s 3,700mAh battery, which provides a 20 percent increase in battery life compared to OnePlus 6, for a full day of power in half an hour.
The OnePlus 6T enhances the acclaimed camera experience of the OnePlus 6 with software optimizations and added features. The new Nightscape is perfect for capturing low-light urban environments with improved clarity, less noise, more accurate colour reproduction and better dynamic range. Working with critically acclaimed photographer and artist Kevin Abosch, the OnePlus 6T’s rear camera features Studio Lighting, a feature that has been fine-tuned to recognize faces and adjust the lighting accordingly to simulate professional lighting. Industry-leading HDR and portrait mode images are also improved, thanks to the clarity, dynamic range, and edge detection provided by OxygenOS. The OnePlus 6T rear cameras can capture 4K video footage at 60 frames per second, and Super Slow Motion at 1080p and 240fps / 720p and 480fps. Google Lens is also included as standard in the user interface. The camera hardware sees a combination of f/1.7 16 megapixel and f/1.7 20 megapixel rear-facing cameras, featuring Optical Image Stabilization and Electronic Image Stabilization, while the front-facing camera is f/2.0 16 megapixel, with Electronic Image Stabilization.
The OnePlus 6T will be available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black from November 6 on OnePlus.com, starting at £499. UK customers will also be able to purchase the OnePlus 6T from O2, EE, Vodafone, Amazon.co.uk, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis and mobile distributor Data Select.
OnePlus is a global mobile technology company challenging conventional concepts of technology. Created around the “Never Settle” mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with the premium build quality and high-performance hardware focused around user experience. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans. For more information, please visit oneplus.com.
Pricing for European markets can be found here:
|OnePlus 6T Mirror Black 6GB+128GB||EUR 549||GBP 499|
|OnePlus 6T Mirror Black 8GB+128GB||EUR 579||GBP 529|
|OnePlus 6T Midnight Black 8GB+128GB||EUR 579||GBP 529|
|OnePlus 6T Midnight Black 8GB+256GB||EUR 629||GBP 579|