OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile

The OnePlus 6T is now official – and it is shaping up as the company’s most important phone yet. As previous OnePlus models, the 6T stands out with an impressive specs sheet. It comes with a better display, a better camera, a bigger battery, and a more refined design – all at a decent price. But what truly makes the OnePlus 6T special is that it is the first of the company’s phones to launch through a US carrier, namely T-Mobile.

Here’s the OnePlus 6T at a glance: specs and a few design shots revealed at the official event held in New York as we’re typing these lines.

OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile
OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile
OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile

Bigger display, smaller notch

As expected, the OnePlus 6T comes with a notched display, but the notch itself is one of the smallest in the industry. It only houses the front-facing camera, while the earpiece slit rests above it. For those who like numbers: the OnePlus 6T has a 6.41 AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels (402ppi). This is the largest screen on a OnePlus phone so far, but the resolution hasn’t been changed. In other words, display sharpness won’t be industry leading, but sticking to 1080p resolution instead of jumping to 1440p should help with overall performance.

In-display fingerprint scanner

OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile

Before we dive into under-the-hood hardware specifics, we must highlight the OnePlus 6T’s outstanding feature – its in-display fingerprint reader. That’s right: the phone has an actual fingerprint reader built seamlessly into the display – and it unlocks the phone in as little as a third of second, OnePlus claims. The sensor appears to be of the optical variety, meaning that light from the display illuminates your finger as it is being read. This is the same technology utilized in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. However, the OnePlus 6T will be the first phone launched in the US with this feature on board. The reader can be used for Android Pay transactions, in case you’re wondering.

Processor and memory

OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile

Hardly a surprise, the OnePlus 6T comes with the best Snapdragon chip available right now: the Snapdragon 845. This is the same chip powering many of this year’s Android flagship devices, including the Galaxy S9, LG G7, and Sony Xperia XZ3.

The OnePlus 6T will be available in three memory configurations: a base model packing 6GB of RAM and a generous 128GB of storage, a mid-tier model with 8GB+128GB of memory, and a premium variant boasting 8GB+256GB for all your needs. Memory expansion is not available.

Camera

OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile

The biggest camera upgrade in the OnePlus 6T comes in the form of a feature called Nightscape. Long story short, it is an advanced HDR night mode that uses visual information from several frames to enhance detail while reducing noise and motion blur. Nightscape photos take 2 seconds to capture, according to OnePlus – longer than a regular shot, but the results should be worth it. Nightscape mode will come to the OnePlus 6 in a week’s time.

Portrait mode images on the OnePlus 6T can be enhanced with the newly introduced studio lighting feature. This appears to work in a fashion similar to what we have on the iPhone – when a face is detected in the frame, you’re given the freedom to accentuate certain features by controlling the luminosity of that area.

As far as specs go, the OnePlus 6T has a camera similar to that of the OnePlus 6, combining a 16MP f1.7 main camera with a 20MP secondary one. It has both OIS and EIS to stabilize shots and can take slow-motion videos at 480fps.

Battery and charging

OnePlus phones are known for their rapid charging capabilities, and the OnePlus 6T is no exception. What’s more, it packs the biggest battery a OnePlus phone has ever had, holding 3700mAh worth of charge. This is expected to result in a 23% increase in battery life.

OnePlus 6T price and release date

Thankfully, Good guy OnePlus is sticking to its roots. The OnePlus, with all its high-end specs and features, will come at a very aggressive price starting at…

  • $549 for the 6GB+128GB model
  • $579 for the 8GB+128GB model
  • $629 for the 8GB+256GB model.
In the US, the OnePlus 6T will launch on T-Mobile on November 1… with one exception. The un-carrier will have the phone in stock today at its Times Square store in New York. Furthermore, T-Mobile customers will be able to trade in an eligible phone for up to $300 off – and every OnePlus model ever launched is eligible.

This is a developing news story. More information will be added as it becomes official.

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  • Display6.4″ 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera16 MP / 16 MP front
  • ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Memory8 GB
  • Storage256 GB
  • Battery3700 mAh

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