OnePlus 6T: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

The OnePlus 6T appears to follow the OnePlus formula of taking an existing design and slightly juicing it up with improved features, although you'll need to import one unless OnePlus radically changes its Australian launch strategy.

The good

  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • High RAM plus Snapdragon 845
  • Teardrop notch design

The bad

  • No headphone jack
  • Fixed storage
  • No Australian launch plans

OnePlus 6T at a glance
When will the OnePlus 6T come out? The OnePlus 6T was announced on 29 October 2018, although there are no announced Australian launch plans.
What’s new about the OnePlus 6T? Snapdragon 845, teardrop notch design, in-screen fingerprint scanner.
How much will the OnePlus 6T cost? From US$549.

The OnePlus 6T takes the formula for the OnePlus 6 and juices it up a little with a smaller notch, in-display fingerprint sensor, and of course especially sharp price points.

OnePlus has a pedigree in delivering premium features at a lower price point than most flagships. While the OnePlus 6 already filled that niche nicely, albeit at a slightly higher price than most were expecting for a OnePlus device, the OnePlus 6T takes that design and runs with it, adding improved battery capacity, a refined design and a new in-display fingerprint sensor.


Design

  • In-display fingerprint scanner.
  • Teardrop notch display.
  • No headphone jack.
  • You can have it in black... or black.

Camera

  • Dual 16/20MP cameras.
  • New "Nightscape" camera.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 845 with 6GB or 8GB of RAM.
  • Android Pie with OxygenOS.
  • Fixed storage.

Battery life

  • 3,700mAh battery with fast charging.
  • Wireless charging is notably missing.

Verdict

  • Sharp pricing, but we'll have to pay an import tax on top.

Pricing and availability

  • US pricing starts at US$549.
  • Quite likely we won't see an official release in Australia.

OnePlus has brand recognition among smartphone fans, but largely within the realm of offering really affordable flagship phones. The OnePlus 6 saw it shift that focus slightly upwards and it's much the same story with the OnePlus 6T, which will sell in the US for US$549 (128GB ROM/6GB RAM), US$579 (128GB/8GB) and US$629 (256GB/8GB) respectively.

That should equate out to (very roughly) around $780, $820 and $890 respectively, but that doesn't take GST into account, or the fact that OnePlus has only ever soft-launched a single phone in Australia. That was the OnePlus 5 and since then we've seen no official OnePlus handsets in Australia.

That does mean if you want a OnePlus 6T, you'll have to pay a direct importer to get one, which will add a little more again to the likely cost. We'd expect to see the OnePlus 6T start in Australia at around $850–$900 for the entry level model and go upwards from there.

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OS Android 9
Display size (inches) 6.41
Display resolution (pixels) 2280 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI)
Processor Snapdragon 845
Height (mm) 157.5
Width (mm) 74.8
Depth (mm) 8.2
Weight (g) 185
Battery size (mAh) 3,700
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 128GB
256GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6GB/8GB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 16
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 16
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 23rd, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
128GB
3,300
6.3
2280 x 1080
64GB
128GB
256GB
3,300
6.41
2280 x 1080
128GB
256GB
3,700

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