OnePlus 6T Launched With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Big Screen
Oct 31 2018 by Kate Woods
That's big news because it marks the first time that a OnePlus phone will be available from a USA carrier.
There is one first that OnePlus shouldn't feel too proud about, though: as of the 6T, the company has officially ditched the headphone jack.
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. In Canada, the 6T will be the first phone to launch with the technology, followed by Huawei's Mate 20 Pro on November 8th, 2018.
OnePlus added a larger 3,700mAh battery to the 6T - a 12% upgrade over the 3,300mAh unit found in the OnePlus 6. Additionally, the chin is also slimmer, giving a better edge-to-edge experience on the screen.
The highlight feature has to be the in-display fingerprint scanner, that again, is not a new feature, and Vivo has strong claims to hold that laurel in the industry.
At this point we're well aware of what the OnePlus 6T brings over the OnePlus 6 but we'll go over it again. It also doesn't have an official water-resistance rating. With OyxgenOS Open Beta 6, a few different features that OnePlus introduced with the OnePlus 6T are making it into the slightly older handset. A USB Type-C version of the OnePlus Bullets earphone was launched recently to somewhat help with the transition.
Internally, the OnePlus 6T packs the same components as the OnePlus 6 with some improvements thrown here and there. Finally, OnePlus 6T buyers get free damage protection for 12 months from Kotak Servify. The company claims Smart Boost increases how quickly apps launch by up to 20 percent. However, the 6T ships with the latest Android 9.0 Pie running OxygenOS on top. On the inside, OnePlus also did a pretty decent job of out doing themselves. Nelson in the video showcases a scratch test that uses the Mohs scale to examine the hardness of the front glass panel of the OnePlus 6T.
Nightscape is the feature you want for capturing low-light environments. And while the two phones come across as very similar from the specifications and features, there are some small changes in the new phone that justify its status as an update.
Studio Lighting, on the other hand, has been created to recognize faces and adjust the lighting accordingly to simulate professional lighting. So, should you upgrade to OnePlus 6T or wait for the next OnePlus 7, we decode the is for you here. What we were trying to get to was a device that allows you to take the best photos at night, quickly.
The newly-launched OnePlus 6T turned out to be just about how we expected. It supports 1.2 Gbps 4G LTE connectivity as well. The device comes in various configurations starting at 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. These two models will be priced at $769 CAD and $839 CAD, respectively.