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OnePlus 6T announced with in-display fingerprint scanner: Specs, Price, Availability, and Release Date

OnePlus announced the much-anticipated OnePlus 6T bringing several updates to what was already one of the best phones of 2018.

The OnePlus 6T also swaps to an in-display fingerprint sensor. There’s no longer a sensor on the rear of the phone, but this new option arrives to unlock the device alongside the company’s Face Unlock feature.

OnePlus has also used this new “Screen Unlock” feature to enable a quick app launcher which makes it easier to open up your favorite applications.


Now that the phone has officially arrived, here’s what you need to know.

Specs

The most significant changes arriving with the OnePlus 6T can be found on the front of the phone. In addition to the slightly larger 6.41-inch AMOLED display and 2,340 x 1,080 resolution, there’s a much smaller “teardrop” notch, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and Gorilla Glass 6.

While we’ll have to wait and see how well the new in-display fingerprint sensor will work in the long-term, the minimal notch contains the ambient, distance, RGB sensor, and front-facing camera.

Unfortunately, it looks like the leaked specs sheet was slightly off. Instead of the rumored 20MP front-facing camera, the OnePlus 6T continues to sport a 16MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and EIS.

Around back, the cameras on the OnePlus 6T don’t change at all either. This means that the handset uses a 16MP sensor for the primary camera and a 20MP secondary shooter. The main one utilizes OIS and EIS, while the secondary sensor is mainly used for the phone’s portrait mode.

Internally, the OnePlus 6T specs include an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU that can boost up to 2.8GHz and an Adreno 630 GPU. The phone will come in multiple variations that either include 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of built-in storage.

In addition to running Oxygen OS based on Android 9 Pie, the OnePlus 6T includes a degree of water and dust resistance (but no IP rating), a dual nano-SIM slot (single on the T-Mobile model), and a 3,700mAh battery that utilizes OnePlus’ Fast Charge technology.

Lastly, we have to wave goodbye to the headphone jack. While the 3.5mm port was available in the company’s previous smartphone, OnePlus 6T will only include a USB-C port. Fortunately, OnePlus includes a Type-C to headphone jack adaptor in the phone’s box.


Price

the OnePlus 6T base model is launching for only $20 more than its predecessor, the OnePlus 6. In the United States, the device starts at $549 for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

There will also be a variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which will cost $579, which is the same exact price as the middle variant of the OnePlus 6.

The highest-end model, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, will set you back $629, which also is the same price as the highest-end OnePlus 6 model.

  • 6GB/128GB — $549
  • 8GB/128GB — $579
  • 8GB/256GB — $629




Availability

This time around there are only two color options: Mirror Black and Midnight Black (aka matte black). You can choose between both colors for the 8GB/128GB model, but are stuck with only Mirror Black for the 6GB/128GB model and Midnight Black for the 8GB/256GB model.

For the first time too, the OnePlus 6T will be sold through a US carrier with T-Mobile launching the device online and in stores starting on November 5th. The carrier is also offering a half-off deal with trade in on select devices (including all OnePlus devices previous released) and financing.

The OnePlus 6T also works with Verizon in the US thanks to extended bands. The carrier was even shown off on OnePlus’ list of compatible carriers. As for the UK and Europe, several providers will be available, including Amazon, with prices starting at €549/£499. Sales kick off November 1st.


Release Date

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 6T on October 29, 2018. OnePlus will open U.S. orders for the device via OnePlus.com on November 1, 2018.

If you would rather buy the device from T-Mobile in the U.S., you can do so right now if you live in New York City. The flagship Times Square T-Mobile store will begin selling the OnePlus 6T on the evening of the launch, October 29.

Those of you who can’t get to New York can buy a OnePlus 6T by walking into any T-Mobile store starting on November 1, 2018. You can also buy the device from T-Mobile’s website starting on that same date.

This is the first time anyone has been able to buy a OnePlus device directly from a U.S. wireless carrier.

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