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.
- In-screen fingerprint scanner
- High RAM plus Snapdragon 845
- Teardrop notch design
- No headphone jack
- Fixed storage
- No Australian launch plans
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.
- In-display fingerprint scanner.
- Teardrop notch display.
- No headphone jack.
- You can have it in black... or black.
- Dual 16/20MP cameras.
- New "Nightscape" camera.
- Snapdragon 845 with 6GB or 8GB of RAM.
- Android Pie with OxygenOS.
- Fixed storage.
- 3,700mAh battery with fast charging.
- Wireless charging is notably missing.
- 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.Back to top
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||6.41 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280|
|Rear camera megapixels||16MP + 20MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/1.7 + f/1.7|
|Front camera megapixels||16MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.0|
|Dimensions||157.5mm x 74.8mm x 8.2mm|
|Network category speed||Category 16|
|Operating system||Android 9|
|External storage support||Up to N/A|
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