The OnePlus 6T has been scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks time, following up on the OnePlus 6, which was released in May. As the name suggests, the OnePlus 6T is an incremental update over one of the best smartphones of 2018, the OnePlus 6.
Hence what do we get in this 6th generation ‘T’ edition smartphone? Before talking in-depth, the new upgrades include a water-drop notch, in-display fingerprint scanner, a.k.a. Screen Unlock, Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, bigger battery and of course, several launch offers.
With that being said, the mid-cycle refresh of OnePlus 6 seems to have some jaw-dropping features to justify its existence in this brief amount of time as well. In this article, we have listed out 5 things we can’t wait for in the upcoming OnePlus 6T.
Unlike OnePlus 6 with a big notch, the OnePlus 6T is expected to come with a trending water-drop notch in a bid to give more real estate on the display. In OnePlus 6T, the notch is really small and shaped like a water droplet wrapping around the front camera. While the regular notch had an earpiece, front camera and sensors, the functionality of the water drop notch remain foggy at present mainly due to its size.
A few days back OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau confirmed the In-display Fingerprint scanner, a.k.a. Screen Unlock through a forum post on OnePlus Forums. He also added Screen Unlock consolidates a collection of software processes and hardware components, tuned in such a way to work optimally on the OnePlus 6T. Having said that, the Screen Unlock feature will recognise fingerprint with higher accuracy through extended usage. Furthermore, the company has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack as well. As stated by Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, removing the headphone jack has freed up more space, allowing them to put more new technology into the product.
Some rumours and leaks across the Internet so far have been pointing towards the OnePlus 6T equipping a bigger 3700mAh battery for the first time in OnePlus history. Notably, the OnePlus 6T battery is 10% bigger than its predecessor and will be also having OnePlus’ proprietary Dash Charging technology.
Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box
OnePlus 6T will be the first non-Pixel device to ship with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. This indeed is an icing on the cake for the users, since a good and clean software without bloatware and bugs can make a whole lot of difference in the user experience. Keeping this aside, OnePlus, in general, has also been pretty quick with delivering the latest software updates as well.
The pre-bookings for the yet-to-be-launched OnePlus 6T has already started on Amazon India, Croma outlets and OnePlus exclusive offline stores. Talking about offers, each and every pre-booking customer will get a pair of OnePlus’ all-new Type-C Bullets earphones, worth Rs. 1,490 in addition to Rs. 500 in the form of Amazon Pay Balance on completion of the purchase of the OnePlus 6T.
Having said that, OnePlus has witnessed its biggest ever sales in the first 36 hours of Amazon’s most anticipated sale of the year. When compared with Amazon Great Indian Festival last year, booking of OnePlus smartphones during the sale period has grown 5X this year on Amazon.in.
Within 36 hours, the brand has witnessed over Rs. 400 crores worth of smartphone bookings which include this year’s flagship, the OnePlus 6 and pre-bookings for their upcoming device, the OnePlus 6T. After 5 months, since its launch in May, the OnePlus 6 remains the highest grossing and best-selling premium smartphone ever on Amazon.in.
OnePlus is all set to launch OnePlus 6T globally including India on October 30th, the same time it launches in New York at 11 AM EDT (8:30 PM IST). It will go on sale starting from 2nd November 2018, 12 PM.
For those who want to take part in the launch event celebrations, users need to buy launch invites through oneplus.in at Rs. 999 from 10:00 AM IST on Wednesday, 17th October 2018. Attendees will be the first in the world to experience the style and power of the OnePlus 6T at the experience zone at the launch venue. In addition, all fans who attend the launch event will get a gift hamper with Bullets Wireless.