ONEPLUS 6T is official and given the number of leaks and rumors it's probably exactly what you expected.
The "T" -supported flagship is the first OnePlus device delivered with a fingerprint sensor, up to 256GB of built-in storage, and – undoubtedly too many deterrents – it's also a 3.5mm earphone jack for audio over USB- C.
We have rounded up all we know about OnePlus 6T below. You can also check out our full OnePlus 6T review.
After its unveiling on October 29, OnePlus 6T arrived at Blighty on November 6th.
OnePlus 6T is available in three variants; 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. Pricing starts at £ 499, up to £ 579 for the most specified model.
The handset can be ordered from EE, with charges starting from £ 39 per month with a £ 50 prize, offering unlimited UK minute, unlimited texts and a 1GB computer add-on.
On top of O2, OnePlus 6T can be ordered with prices starting at € 36.31 per month with 1GB of monthly data.
Vodafone also orders, with OnePlus 6T contract starting at £ 42 per month with a £ 29 fee, including 16GB data.
Here in Blighty, OnePlus 6T can also be downloaded from Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis and OnePlus.
OnePlus 6T is also available in the United States for the first time, exclusively through the T-Mobile network.
12/11/18: OnePlus has plagued the Thunder Purple variant of 6T for worldwide release, although it has not previously been stated that it would not be launched outside of China. It is not yet clear which regions will be missing their violet model, but in a post from their main Twitter account (Below), the company confirmed that "it will be".
– OnePlus (@oneplus) November 11, 2018
09/11/18: OnePlus 6T has undergone a thorough breakdown, revealing the intestines behind the fingerprint scanner's in-display. Disassembly, made by Jerry Rige verything, reveals that the novel sensor has the shape of a small camera that can take a picture of your fingerprint, with a sensor connected to create the image and authenticate your access to the phone.
The teardown also reveals that the flagship comes out with waterproofing, even though there is no IP certification, with a circuit board coating that protects the electronics from corrosion.
8/11/18: THis "Thunder Purple" variant of OnePlus 6T will not see a release in Britain. Talk to Phone Arena, OnePlus confirmed that the model will be released exclusively in China, without any plans to take the handle to other western markets.
11/01/18: At launch, OnePlus announced that 6T will be available in black, and, is black. However, as earlier rumor had suggested, it appears that a more colorful variant may be on its way. As spotted by SlashLeaksAmazon-Germany briefly noted the so-called Thunder Purple variant on its website for 580 euros and will start taking orders on November 30th.
It is still unclear when OnePlus officially launches the purple variant, but earlier this year it appeared a red version of OnePlus 6 two months after the phone was launched.
29/10/18: OnePlus has presented OnePlus 6T, and it's probably exactly what you expected.
Enhanced on its current OnePlus 6 predecessor, OnePlus 6T packs an in-display fingerprint scanner, probably called "Screen Unlock". The optical scanner, which is located against the bottom of the handset's 6.4in FHD + AMOLED scanner, allows users to unlock 6T by pressing their numbers on the screen.
This new technology means that the handset is slightly thicker and heavier than OnePlus 6, but otherwise the design is virtually unchanged. The 6T is made almost entirely of glass and it will be available in Mirror Black and Midnight Black color options. But OnePlus has made the controversial decision to dike 3.5mm headphone jack, choose instead of audio over USB-C.
There is still no IP certification offered, but OnePlus tells that the handset is "water resistant to daily use". It is also the first smartphone that will be equipped with Gorilla Glass 6, which would make the screen less prone to splitting.
While the screen size of 6T has increased, albeit slightly, the size of the chin has made the opposite. There is now a dimmed tower hook at the top of the display that holds the phone's 16MP forward facing camera, giving the handset an 86 percent relationship between image and camera.
Around the back you will find the same 16MP + 20MP dual-lens setting as on OnePlus 6. There have been some improvements on the program page, but with OnePlus equipped handset with soaped AI features, an improved portrait mode and better low-light shooting.
And below, you'll find Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 845 processor, pairing with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. There is also a larger 3,700 mAh battery underneath the hood, 20 percent larger than the 3,300 mAh battery in OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6T will be sent with Google's Android Pie OS from the box, which comes with the company's barely OxygenOS skin on top.
29/10/18: We're just a few hours away from the official unveiling of OnePlus 6T, and we're not sure what's left for OnePlus to tell us. During the weekend Twitter Twitter @ IshanAgarwal24 wrote what he claimed to be a complete spec sheet (Below) soon to be launched the flagship, along with a handful of official press photos.
Here is the Big OnePlus leak exclusive of me! Full Specifications of OnePlus 6T (previously incorrect) and product images describing new features! Good, right? More in this thread. Brand new display and 20MP front camera! Its a hell of a T upgrade! Your Thoughts?# OnePlus6T pic.twitter.com/5YjdLkiKgM
– Ishan Agarwal (@ IshanAgarwal24) October 25, 2018
The leak does not say much we do not know, but "confirms" the handset's 6.4-inch OLED screen, unchanged 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup, Android Pie OS and 3.700mAh battery.
26/10/18: UK retailer MobileFun has given INQ It is similar to how much OnePlus 6T will cost here in Blighty. Confirms that it will be the company's most expensive phone, but an entry level model, which will be purchased with 128GB and 6GB of RAM, will be priced at £ 499 SIM-free, compared to the starting price of £ 469 by OnePlus 6.
A model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will be priced at £ 529, according to the reseller, with a 256GB model that collects 579 kr.
25/10/18: Retail behemoth Amazon will offer OnePlus 6T in UK when sold on November 6th. The move, while great for OnePlus, is not a big surprise, as Amazon began taking pre-orders for OnePlus 6 earlier this month.
But, Carl Pei, OnePlus founder, swooned: "We've always seen Great Britain demand for OnePlus products, so we're excited to work with Amazon.co.uk – a partner who has the same vision as us – to offer people more quality choice. "
24/10/18: Thanks to a listing on Geekbench, we now know how OnePlus 6T – with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor parade with 8GB of RAM – will perform. The handheld handheld device has earned a single core result of 2,387 and a multi-core score of 8,925. This puts it in line with Pixel 3 XL, which beat 8393 in multi-core samples and raked at 2,376 for its single core result .
23/10/18: The German retailer Otto, in a now-deleted list, accidentally broke out all the information about OnePlus 6T, including its full specifications and how much it will cost.
The list showed that OnePlus 6T will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB or 8GB RAM, a dual lens camera system and a 128GB and 256GB storage. And it confirms that when sold on 6 November, the 6T pricing starts at 579 euros (about 510 kr)
22/10/18: OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has shared the first official OnePlus 6T camera sample (below).
Just days after announcing the handset's relocated launch, Lau shared a night shot in downtown Shenzhen saying that it was grossly translated "bring your own filter." The 13MP image does not reveal much about the 6T camera with regards to specifications, but suggests that the handset will have a dedicated night photography model similar to the one on Pixel 3 XL.
20/10/18: OnePlus 6T will now be launched October 29th, the company has announced, to avoid colliding with Apple's October 30 iPad and MacBook event. In a surprisingly honest mail on the corporate forum, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau explains that if the company got stuck on its original plans, launching OnePlus 6T on October 30, "Should we be overtaken by Apple."
Although this is good news for our technical journalists, OnePlus fans have not been good at buying tickets for the New York launch event and in some cases flights and hotels. However, the company has promised to cover all costs.
"We will cover any costs you may incur to change your plans. If you need to pay to move your flight, we will be back. The same applies to you who booked a hotel or made other arrangements. Get in touch with all ticket owners for to help you. "
18/10/18: Thanks to MySmartPrice, it's not so much now that we do not know about OnePlus 6T, thanks to the new report that shines on the phone's price and storage configurations.
According to the leak, OnePlus 6T will be available in three versions: 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB and 256GB. The base model will collect £ 37,999 (about £ 395), MySmartPrice claims, although earlier rumor had suggested the flagship will be more expensive than its OnePlus 6 predecessor thanks to its fingerprint sensor on the display.
While the handset is expected to be more expensive, the included USB Type C to 3.5mm headphone adapter will cost 8.95 euros, making it one of the cheapest earphones on the market for the first party.
16/10/18: OnePlus, in an effort to continue building hype before the official launch of OnePlus 6T, has retat a new user interface for its incoming flagship.
In a post on the OnePlus forum, the company retains some interesting new things on the software front, including a "brand new user interface that you have to experience for yourself to really understand."
While OnePlus 6 continues to run its own OxygenOS, the company confirms – without revealing details – that its updated skin will provide "a fast, smooth and stress free experience without gimmicks." It notes that there will be faster navigation gestures, according to the post and some tweaks to the camera's user interface.
"We've been working hard to improve the camera behind the scenes, so you can expect even better pictures," discusses OnePlus.
15/10/18: OnePlus 6T has shredded on Geekbench just a few weeks before its official debut. The list, dotted off WinFuture, Confirms – albeit not surprisingly – that the flagship will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz, 8GB of RAM and Google's Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
11/10/18: OnePlus has shared some details about the in-display fingerprint sensor set to debut on OnePlus 6T, confirming that it becomes optical rather than ultrasound. The company confirmed the details of a post on Weibo, spotted city GSMArena, which states that the decision may not be good for consumers. The site, which has used optical sensors similar to the Vivo Nex S, finds that scanners can often be slow and unreliable, while ultrasonic sensors are both faster and more accurate.
04/10/18: Tickets have been sold for the launch of OnePlus 6T at Pier 36 in New York City. A secondary event will happen in India. OnePlus has confirmed that the device will not be sold at the event, but we would see and play with it, plus get a date and price.
03/10/18: OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that OnePlus 6T will be more expensive than its predecessor, and the phone's fingerprint scanner is owed. Talk to CNET, Lau revealed that the technology, officially known as Screen Unlock, will bump up the overall cost of the phone. He did not reveal the exact price for OnePlus 6T, but rumors claim that it will be around $ 20 more expensive than OnePlus 6.
Lau also had some more bad news, confirming that 6T will not contain wireless charging. He said, "When we come to the day that wireless charging can increase without the heat we expect, I think we can integrate the technology."
02/10/18: Official Photos (Below) of OnePlus 6T has appeared online, confirming the smartphone's teeny-small teardrop notch and its glossy and matte black color options. Published by WinFuture, the high resolution images also give us a good look at the 6T dual camera sensor, which debunk early speculation that it will pack a P20 Pro-competing triple camera set.
10/01/18: OnePlus has printed yet another official teaser (Below) for incoming OnePlus 6T, confirming the handset's highly hyped in-display fingerprint scanner and its edge-to-edge display. The short video does not give much else away, but earlier rumors point to a 6.4 inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845 inputs and a vertically mounted dual camera installation.
– OnePlus (@oneplus) September 30, 2018
09/27/18: A new OnePlus 6T mega leak, with permission of @OnLeaks, shows the incoming handset from all angles.
Pictures (above) and a 360 degree video (Below) shared with MySmartPrice Confirm the OnePlus 6T Oppo-esque water drop, which is located on top of its 6.4in Optic AMOLED screen that has a 1080×2340 resolution and a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio. Also confirmed is the smartphone's vertically stacked 16MP + 20MP dual camera setup, its lack of 3.5mm headphone jack and, due to its lack of physical sensor, its screen-connected fingerprint scanner.
The leak, which is the most significant we have seen, also claims that the handset will measure 8.2 mm thick (slightly thicker than OnePlus 6) and pack a 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 845 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU and either 6 GB or 8GB of RAM, with 64GB and 128GB of storage, respectively.
09/25/18: There is not much we do not already know about OnePlus 6T thanks to the Chinese voicemail's non-so-subtle tips. Thanks to a new leak on Weibo, we can finally see what the handset looks like.
Photos published on the Chinese social network (Below) claims to show OnePlus 6T with all its glory, complete with a tower hook similar to the Oppo R17 and a fingerprint sensor on the display.
But before you get too excited, there's no snap on the back of your smartphone, or any sign of any OnePlus branding beyond its "Never Settle" background. And that spotted by Gizmodo, there is a hole for what seems to be a headphone jack on the lower right side – despite OnePlus's confirmation that the device would be the first to pull the 3.5mm port.
09/20/18: An official teaser video for OnePlus 6T has hyped the incoming flagship in-display fingerprint scanner.
Video (Below), which star performer Amitabh Bachchan, the company's brand ambassador in India, refers to the handset's screen transmitter, which OnePlus confirmed would come to 6T earlier this month.
"We unlock our phones several times a day, and the screen lock decreases the number of steps to complete the action," said a loose-lipped OnePlus staff.
"Adding this feature as an add-on to other options for displaying unlock features like Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the screen in a way that is most effective for them."
The clamp also debunks that OnePlus 6T will follow in the footsteps of Samsung's recently announced Galaxy A7 with a three-dimensional rear camera setting, instead of displaying the handset's dual rear cameras.
Not much else is confirmed during 15 seconds of teaser, but we already know that OnePlus 6T will contain Snapdragon 845 internals, a larger battery than its OnePlus 6 predecessor, and there's no headphone jack.
09/13/18: OnePlus has confirmed that OnePlus 6T will be its first smartphone to dive out the headphone jack.
In an interview with TechRadar, OnePlus founder Carl Pei revealed that "Next OnePlus Handset" will dispose of the 3.5 mm connector for the benefit of USB-C.
He says that the "controversial" decision was caused by the fact that almost 60 percent of current OnePlus owners already have wireless headphones.
"We found 59 percent of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year – and that was before we launched our Bullet Wireless headphones," he said.
And Pei claims that the company removes more space to put "more new technology" into the product and notes that 6T will offer a larger battery than its OnePlus 6 predecessor. This is also likely to be a node to the 6T fingerprint sensor, as OnePlus confirmed earlier in the month.
"The [removing the headphone jack] was a very controversial decision. We do not do it to do it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it will benefit the majority of our users while the disadvantage is low. "
Thank you, Pei confirmed that OnePlus will have a 3.5mm to USB-C customized in the box. And since then, the company has released release of new Type C headphones along with OnePlus 6T, which will be priced at £ 15.99 in the UK.
09/12/18: A questionable website has listed OnePlus 6T for pre-order before its announced October release.
GizTop, a Chinese e-commerce site linked to the blog Gizmo China, lists next-generation OnePlus flagship with a price of $ 569 (about £ 440) and claims that 6T will start delivering on October 16th.
It also gives us a complete decline of the handset's specifications, so if the listing is correct, OnePlus is unlikely to have many surprises in the store.
The handset will pack a 6.4in 2340×1080 AMOLED screen with a 91.6 percent relationship between the monitor and the body, according to GizTop, which will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with an Adreno 630 GPU.
OnePlus 6T will also include three rear cameras (20MP, 12MP and TOF 3D), a 25MP forward-facing camera, 6GB 8GB RAM, 64GB / 128GB / 256GB storage, Google's Android 9.0 Pie OS and a "light-sensitive fingerprint sensor under the display."
Of course, we would recommend taking this leak with a powerful pinch of salt.
09/11/18: OnePlus has confirmed that the incoming OnePlus 6T will be the first to have a fingerprint sensor on the display.
Talk to CNET, The company said that its implementation of the technology – so far found similar to the Vivo Nex and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS – will be unimaginatively labeled "Screen Unlock".
"We unlock our phones several times a day and the screen lock decreases the number of steps to complete the action," a OnePlus staff said the site and noted that the technology was originally set for debut on OnePlus 5T.
"Adding this feature as an add-on to other options for displaying unlock features like Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the screen in a way that is most effective for them."
To accommodate the new technology, the design of OnePlus 6T will be "somewhat tweaked" compared to its predecessor, with the incoming flagship set to be slightly thicker with re-customized internals.
5/9/18: It is far from your ever cynical INQ to believe in everything we are looking at a blurry screenshot but this is a little exciting.
OnePlus 6T is far from an incremental change, as 5T seems to flank a whole new set of features that are likely to really erase anyone excluded for OnePlus 6 a few months ago.
An image of what is expected to be packed from the upcoming device, expected next month, suggests that 6T boasts an i-fingerprint sensor and a "teardrop" cutter designed to record as little screen capability as possible.
The picture, which was displayed on Weibo, does not show a photograph that immediately calls alarm blocks, but is intricate enough to suggest that if it's a fake it's a ruddy good.
After moving the fingerprint reader from front to back in the last few iterations, it would be a big deal for OnePlus, but for the mobile industry as a whole, following the Galaxy Note 9 and upcoming iPhone XS lineup, both seem to not commit to the technology which has been promised forever forever.
We usually take such revelations with a pinch of the old calcium carbonate, but since this Weibo user has previously got it right, we will hold our throats and say that this is true. Perhaps. Possibly. Ish.
Other specifications that we can expect are Android 9.0 Pie in the form of its Oxygen OS variant,
Although officially 6T does not exist, we actually expect it one month early, in October this time, so the date of January 15 mentioned in the release is mysterious.
It may be that for the first time it will be carrier exclusively first. Previously, O2 has had non-exclusive rights in Britain, but there are rumors that T-Mobile has snagged it for the United States, which may be exclusive. More news when we get it. μ
08/20/18: OnePlus 6T will be launched in October this year as the company's first smartphone offered through a US network.
So says CNET, citing people familiar with launch plans, reports that the Chinese company's next "T" edition flagship will be offered through the T-Mobile network in the states.
T-Mobile would be the exclusive OnePlus launcher in the United States, which sells the phone through its stores and website, CNET reports, while OnePlus still sells an unlocked version of 6T via its own website.
OnePlus has reported a preliminary agreement with the US operator, who sees the company launching a "specific version of OnePlus 6T optimized for T-Mobile's network", which will include support for the operator's Extended Range LTE technology.
The only hook can get the necessary "technical approval" for use on the network according to CNETs sources, which can cause a delay with the carrier launch.
But if rumors are true, it will be an important affair for OnePlus, which has not yet made much of a name for itself in the United States because of a lack of carrier background. A partnership with T-Mobile would ensure greater visibility for its product than the direct sales already offered through its own retail channels.
The report does not tell much about OnePlus 6T, but it is noted that the handset costs the same as its OnePlus 6 predecessor. This means that you will be able to download a 64GB model for £ 419, with 128GB and 256GB variants that collect 519 and 569 kr. Respectively.
While CNET has no word on the handset's specifications or features, suggesting earlier rumors that OnePlus 6T will be the first smartphone that has Qualcomm's next generation Snapdragon 855 processor, while others claimed it could have a full display design with a popup self-camera like Vivo Nex . μ