OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

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.

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

Get more information in our earlier piece below..

OnePlus 6T - Screen Unlock demo
Live from the OnePlus UK launch