Unlock the Speed event highlights: OnePlus 6T starts at $5494 min read . Updated: 29 Oct 2018, 10:25 PM IST
The OnePlus 6T 6GB/128GB is priced at $549 while 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants will sell for $579 and $629 respectively
OTHERS : The OnePlus 6T has been launched in three storage variants. The OnePlus 6T receives a new display, fingerprint scanner as well as a few software updates. Here are the highlights from the Unlock the Speed event from New York City.
OnePlus 6T price unveiled
The OnePlus 6T 6GB/128GB is priced at $549 while 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants will sell for $579 and $629 respectively.
Full screen gestures tweaked, Type-C Bullets, Red Wireless Bullets V2 out
We have introduced a “recents” button for a quicker access to recent apps. Type-C Bullets ($19.95) have also been unveiled that come equipped for Cirrus Logic for better sound quality. The Red Wireless Bullets will sell for $69.
Insights on OnePlus’ software
OnePlus claims OnePlus’ rendition of Android (via the OxygenOS) had the least failure rates in Q1 of 2018 and was the most preferred version of Android.
OnePlus 6T comes with 3,750mAh battery
Apart from the 3,750 mAh battery, it comes with OnePlus’ proprietary Dash Charging.
OnePlus 6T comes with Snapdragon 845 processor
The OnePlus 6T comes with the Snapdragon 845 SoC found inside the OnePlus 6. It doesn’t come with 5G, so you have only 4G connectivity (4.5G, if you may, considering beyond Gigabit speeds).
We get to play with next chipset in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series: Kiang
The next OnePlus smartphone will receive 5G connectivity.
OnePlus 6T (and 6) also get an updated portrait mode
The OnePlus 6T will come with portrait mode with lighting options, including studio lighting. Does it remind you of the Apple iPhone XS as well?
Night Scape will also be available on OnePlus 6
Kiang announced Night Scape will be available on the OnePlus 6 as well over an OTA update.
OnePlus 6’s night photography could’ve been better, we fixed it: Kyle Kiang
We invited professional photographers to take a look at the photos from the OnePlus 6. With their inputs, over the last 6 months our team worked on Night Scape. We self developed a scientific approach to develop a new algorithm for Auto HDR. We worked on detail optimisation, multi-frame stabilisation and noise reduction. We have also reduced the time it takes to click a photo in Night mode, says Kiang
“The chin’s got smaller”: A look at the teardrop notch
“We have made the chin smaller, and it was very challenging—the antenna lies in the chin,” says Kiang
0.34 seconds: That’s how long it will take the screen unlock to read your fingerprint
We are really proud of the Screen Unlock as it conforms to Google’s latest security standards, says Kiang
Meet the OnePlus 6T (and the screen unlock)
After months of leaks and rumours, the OnePlus 6T has been officially unveiled. “Today we are really excited about our newest and latest upgrade, something we like to call the screen unlock,” says Kiang.“We didn’t put it on the OnePlus 5T because the technology wasn’t ready then”
Kyle Kiang takes the stage, says OnePlus is the largest premium smartphone makers in India
“For the last two quarters we are the largest premium smartphone makers in India ” says Kyle Kiang, Head of OnePlus Global Marketing
Many Americans want a partnership with T-Mobile: Lau
OnePlus has officially announced its partnership with American telecom provider, T-Mobile. “From November 6, OnePlus 6T will be available on 5,600 T-Mobile stores in the US,” he said.
Founder and CEO Pete Lau comes on stage, it’s his first English presentation!
“Today is a very big day for OnePlus. This the first time I am presenting in English,” says Lau
OnePlus 6T launch commences
The OnePlus 6T Unlock the Speed event has commenced in New York City. Here’s a video by OnePlus showing what went behind it.
What’s the Reliance Jio ₹5,400 cash back offer every one’s talking about?
Reliance Jio users (new and existing) will receive an instant cashback of ₹5,400 on the purchase of OnePlus 6T in the form of 36 vouchers worth ₹150 each in the MyJio app. Customers can redeem these vouchers on subsequent recharges of ₹299 thereby availing the benefits of the plan at an effective price of ₹149. The plan will entitle them to 3GB 4G data per day for a period of 28 days with unlimited voice calls, SMS and access to Jio’s premium applications.
When is it coming to India?
The OnePlus 6T will be launched in India tomorrow, on Tuesday, 30 October. The event will take place at the KDJW Stadium, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex at 8.30 pm where its Indian pricing will be unveiled.<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Doors open in less than 3 hours! Are you ready to Unlock The Speed? <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OnePlus6T?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#OnePlus6T</a> <a href=”https://t.co/n7wLV8g0yv”>pic.twitter.com/n7wLV8g0yv</a></p>— OnePlus (@oneplus) <a href=”https://twitter.com/oneplus/status/1056878622756098048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 29, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>
Trying to make a buzz in the west, but…
With the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus is aiming to make an impact in western markets, especially in North America. But on its way to do so, it suffered a major speed bump—Apple announced it would launch new iPads and Macs on the same day, 30 October. OnePlus had to move the event a day ahead because of this. You can read more about theincident here.
What remains the same?
The phone is expected to be powered by the same Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM. It expected to come in 128GB and 256GB variants. The front and rear cameras will also be the same as the ones found on the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6T: Expected upgrades
The OnePlus 6T will receive an in-display fingerprint scanner along with a teardrop notch, which helps in keeping screen bezels to a minimum. The phone will receive a bump in battery capacity all the way up to 3,750mAh. It will get a refreshed version of the OxygenOS 9, which will come with new navigation gestures and camera software trickery. It will skip the 3.5mm headphone jack.