OnePlus has been known to launch the ‘T-version’ of its flagship phones in the fall season. Now since October is here, OnePlus is ready with its latest OnePlus 6T phone which succeeds the OnePlus 6 which was released a few months ago. The OnePlus 3T was a step ahead of the OnePlus 3, and similar was the case with OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. However, the OnePlus 6T seems to a much more significant leap than the previous iterations. Given the substantial improvements that the OnePlus 6T ships, the phone has garnered massive hype. Amazon also revealed that combined, OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T pre-bookings generated sales worth of Rs 400 crore and upwards.
There is no doubt left that OnePlus 6T is going to receive immense attention from the Indian smartphone buyers. However, it begs our attention as to what the OnePlus 6T ships to command such a hype in India. Below are the top five features of the upcoming OnePlus 6T which make it worth the hype.
By now, the waterdrop notch needs no introduction and has been claimed to be one of the prime highlights of the OnePlus 6T’s design. The notch on the OnePlus 6T has gained the popularity of being one of the best implementations of the design since it came with the capability of turning off the notch at the choice of the users unlike other phones in the market which did not allow users to exercise such a functionality. Further, the waterdrop notch on the OnePlus 6T is expected to make the screen on the device a little bit larger as compared to its predecessor. With the front camera being housed in a tiny space, the screen size of the new OnePlus phone will measure around 6.4-inches.
Although the OnePlus 6T might have done away with the 3.5mm headphone jack, the extra space has been used by the company to accommodate an even better battery which packs 3700mAh worth of power. This bigger battery means that the OnePlus 6T is going to have better stamina and longer standby and talk time. Further, the OnePlus 6T will come with fast charging support like its other family members.
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
The OnePlus 6T is going to come with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor which is going to be similar to the one we get to see on the Vivo NEX S. However, the OnePlus 6T will also carry some massive software optimisations for its new fingerprint sensor. OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau said, “We spent months shaving milliseconds off the unlock time and carefully refining the unlock animation to ensure a satisfying experience… we have created an incredibly fast in-display unlock experience.”
Immense Processing Power
Courtesy of the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the OnePlus 6T is going to perform impeccably fast. The phone will compare to the likes of Google Pixel 3, given its hardware specifications. Paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the OnePlus 6T will be one of the most impressive phones in the market when it comes to packing power and performance.
Android 9 Pie and OxygenOS
OnePlus’s OxygenOS has been a piece of software which has been highly praised by everyone for its noteworthy software optimisations, clean UI and smoother user experience. Many users have claimed the OxygenOS to be the next best thing after the vanilla stock Android experience. Given that the OnePlus 6T will boot the Android 9 Pie, the phone will have the title of being the first Android 9 Pie in India during its launch. The phone will further join the ranks of OnePlus, Pixel 2, Pixel, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL and Nokia 7 Plus in terms of software. The OnePlus 6T will also be at the forefront when it comes to receiving timely and new updates.
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