OnePlus 6T is scheduled to be Launch on 29 October in New York and 30 October in India before OnePlus 6T was about to launch on 30 October but because Apple announced their own launch for the same date of the month. Hence OnePlus decided to shift their launch event in New York one day before. One way or another, the OnePlus 6T will be shown off before the end of the month. Now, OnePlus has shared details on OnePlus 6T Global Pop-up events that will be held soon.
OnePlus 6T Global Pop-up event locations:
These pop-up events will give people a chance to get their hands on the OnePlus 6T before it launches. The company did the same thing with the OnePlus 6. They will be held from October 29th to the 31st. The first one will be in New York after the event. The rest of the events will be held on the 31st. Check out the full list of cities below:
You can find more information about the pop-up events, like local time, at OnePlus landing page. Along with the actual devices, there will be goodies up for grabs. Snacks and drinks will also be available. If you’re near one of these cities, be sure to check it out and see the OnePlus 6T in person.
Many of the details about this device have already been revealed officially by the company. We know it will have an in-display fingerprint sensor with optical technology. It won’t have a headphone jack, but OnePlus has updated headphones Type-C bullet wireless. We’ve heard rumors that the smartphone will officially be carried by T-Mobile in the United States and even work on Verizon Wireless as an LTE-only device. Soon the phone will be launched and details will be shared with the public.
OnePlus is making some significant changes in terms of design on the new OnePlus 6T. While the basic design on the back should remain the same as its predecessor, the front will see a new notch design. As with the OPPO R17 Pro, the OnePlus 6T will upgrade its front design to a waterdrop notch. Unlike the traditional notch design, waterdrop notches look like a natural extension of the phone and the fact that you will most likely get a smaller chin at the bottom too, we expect the screen to body ratio to increase up to 88%.
Screen Unlock & In-Display Finger print scanner
Another important change in terms of design is going to be the placement of the fingerprint sensor. The phone no longer has a physical fingerprint sensor cut out on its body, instead, it will get the new “screen unlock” feature. Yes, that’s the name for OnePlus’ in-screen fingerprint technology and it is said to be fast and efficient. That’s not what we’ve heard of in screen fingerprint sensors in general, but the company is known to refine existing features and personally, we expecting the sensor to be good enough to replace traditional fingerprint sensors. The company has confirmed the new screen fingerprint feature on multiple occasions and we’ll know soon enough whether the implementation lives up to our expectation.
No Headphone Jack
Another confirmed news is that the OnePlus 6T will ditch the headphone jack. This move is a bit controversial especially since the company has been a solid advocate of a dedicated headphone jack until recently. The OnePlus 5T had it and so did the OnePlus 6. But the 6T will join the likes of Apple and Google in doing away with a dedicated 3.5mm headphone port. Instead, you’ll have to rely on Type-C and Bluetooth earphones for your music needs.
However, the company explains that saying goodbye to the headphone jack did have its benefits. The OnePlus 6T will have a larger battery (“substantial enough for the user to notice” most likely 3700mAh) and this also opens up space for an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Better Camera Setup
The front camera should be upgraded to a 20MP f/1.7 aperture setup for better selfies. The rear setup is said to be the same with 16MP+20MP f/1.7 lens, but with the help of AI, the company is will improve its overall camera performance. In fact, with the help of a special low light “Night Mode”, the phone should offer a much better night photography experience. This was one area where the 6 struggled to consistently get good quality images, so its successor is said to have improved in this department. Personally, don’t expect something like Google’s Night Sight where the difference is night and day. However, using AI, the overall performance of the phone in low light conditions could turn out to be better than its predecessor.
We have also got the first camera sample from the phone.
We know for sure that the OP6T is getting a bigger battery, however, an exact figure is unavailable from official sources. In a recently leaked battery label of the OnePlus 6T, it was seen to sport a 3700mAh battery. Considering how the OP6 did well with its 3300mAh battery capacity, this kind of upgrade will definitely take the new model’s battery life to another level.
We are sure many would agree when we say that OnePlus’ Oxygen OS is one of the best adaptations of Android in the market today. However, the new model is said to have some changes as compared to its previous iterations of UI. OxygenOs is said to get an overhaul with gesture only navigation, deep AI integration, and a lot more. it’s almost confirmed that the phone will come with Android 9 right out of the box.
OnePlus 6T Price & Availability
We know for sure that the OnePlus 6T will launch on October 29 (not 30th!) in New York and October 30th in New Delhi, India. The phone goes on sale on Amazon India on November 2. Shipping starts worldwide from November 6.
We speculate that various variant of OnePlus 6T will be priced at:
6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage; Mirror Black
Price: 559 euros; Rs. 37,999
8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, Mirror Black, Midnight Black
Price: 569 euros; Rs. 40,999
8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage, Midnight Black
Price: 619 euros; Rs. 44,999
Pricing can never be confirmed until the official launch of the device.