OnePlus 6T India price announced a day after the global launch

Kelley Robertson
October 31, 2018

The OnePlus 6T has arrived and it's the latest in a long line of phones that come packing some serious photographic chops. The device features an in-display fingerprint scanner embedded under the screen and scratch is supposed to affect the scanner, or so we thought.

The OnePlus team launched its latest flagship Android smartphone, the OnePlus 6T today.

Most of Europe, including the United Kingdom, should get the OnePlus 6T on November 6th, with a price set at €549/£499 for 6GB/128GB, €579/£529, and €629/£579. It is also a way of keeping a device on the users' radar - something we think the likes of Honor could learn from. It's also the first smartphone to come kitted out with Gorilla Glass 6, which should make its screen less prone to shattering. There's now a slimmed-down teardrop notch at the top of the display that houses the handsets' 16MP front-facing camera, giving the handset an 86 per cent screen-to-body ratio.

The OnePlus 6 arrived on the market back in March and boasted a number of incredible features.

Another new mode found in the OnePlus 6T is Studio Lighting Mode which when the smartphone detects a face on-camera, it will tweak the lighting to improve the portraits. The same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor powers the 6T and it comes in three variants with configurations of 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. As revealed earlier, the OnePlus 6T lacks a headphone jack, though OnePlus is making up for it by including a beefier 3,700mAh battery with its fast charging capability still present. The phone could start at Rs 37,999 (6GB RAM/128GB storage), and its other variants could be priced at Rs 39,999 (8GB RAM/128GB memory) and Rs 44,999 (8GB RAM/256GB memory) respectively.

The phone adds an under-glass fingerprint sensor, the second to reach the United Kingdom market after the (much more expensive) Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The unlocking speed seems slightly slow as the sensor needs to throw light at your finger before properly registering the fingerprint (an optical image sensor reads the data and matches it with previously saved fingerprint authentication data).

But arguably the most interesting feature of the 6T is what OnePlus is calling "Screen Unlock".

OnePlus has confirmed the smartphone will launch in India.

At long last, OnePlus is breaking into the USA with retail presence that'll put its devices in front of more potential customers, many of whom are probably unfamiliar with the brand. This particular improvement will also be available on the OnePlus 6.

However, a USB Type-C version of OnePlus's bullet headphones is included in the box.

The OnePlus 6T retains the optics of its predecessor, which is a 16MP and 20MP sensors and an aperture of f/1.7 for the primary lens. There's no wireless charging despite the device coming with a glass back though. The least expensive has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, that device will cost $549. There's a new Smart Boost mode in OxygenOS that improves load times and multitasking performance.

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