Today, finally, after weeks of teasers and leaks and rumors, the Chinese giant OnePlus has officially unveiled OnePlus 8T at its virtual event. This time, there is only one OnePlus T-series smartphone. OnePlus 8T is a successor to the OnePlus 8 which was unveiled back in April this year. The company has improved the list of specifications with this device.
As far as the design is concerned, though in the days leading up to the launch, OnePlus had already shown off the front and back panel of the OnePlus 8T, it should be noted that there are two design updates here. Firstly, OnePlus 8T features a flat display as opposed to the curved design of its predecessor, and secondly, a massive rectangular camera module has been placed closer to the left edge instead of the center on the rear. Apart from this, the back panel is glossier than OnePlus 8. It does not have a matte finish like the OnePlus 8.
However, there are some drawbacks such as this time, with this model, the company has skipped on wireless charging, and does not offer a 3.5mm headphone jack. This handset is also not an IP rated.
OnePlus 8T features a 6.55 inches Full HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz as opposed to the 90 Hz refresh rate panel of its predecessor. This time, it boasts an aspect ratio of 20:9 and offers a pixel resolution of 2400 x 1080. It offers 91.9 percent screen to body ratio and 1100 nits of peak brightness. OnePlus 8T’s front panel is made flat so it does not feature dual-curved edges anymore. At the bottom, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor and at the left, there is a punch hole cut out that houses a 16 MP selfie camera.
OnePlus 8T is not powered by the Plus variant of Qualcomm’s flagship chipset like last year, instead, the company has opted for Snapdragon 865 chipset as its predecessor and paired it with up to 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. OnePlus 8T supports dual-mode 5G (SA/ NSA).
OnePlus 8T is OnePlus’s first smartphone to run on OxygenOS 11 which is based on Android 11 out of the box.
The rectangular camera module that we discussed earlier features a 48 MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, a 16 MP wide-angle camera with a 123 degree FOV, a 5 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP monochrome sensor. The handset offers you two separate LED flashes. The primary camera also supports OIS.
OnePlus 8T comes with 65W Warp Charge technology which can charge its 4500 mAh battery in just 39 minutes. It seems that OnePlus has borrowed this charging technology from none other than Oppo, which claims that s a quick of just 15 minutes is more than enough to offer you 58 percent of battery.
OnePlus 8 Pro is not getting a T-series upgrade because one of the company’s co-founder, Pete Lau recently said that the OnePlus 8 Pro is already a premium flagship and there’s no room for upgrades.
OnePlus has tagged OnePlus 8T with a price tag of INR 42,999 for the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage model. It is the base variant. The higher end 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage variant has been tagged with a price tag of INR 45,999. Interestingly, these prices are in line with the recent leaks and surprising the company has indeed priced OnePlus 8T lower than its predecessor. It should be noted that OnePlus 8 came with a price tag of INR 44,999 for the base variant.
OnePlus 8T will be available in two color variants: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver and it will hit the sale on 16th October as an early access sale exclusively on Amazon India and the company’s website.