Does the phone's cosmetic and hardware changes make it worth the price, asks Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com.
The OnePlus 6T rides on this year’s flagship processor, which also powered its predecessor, the OnePlus 6. The new version, however, comes with few cosmetic and hardware changes.
The OnePlus's USP is its price with respect to the hardware it offers. But, since the past few years, the price has been crawling upwards which could concern its fans.
The notch has been reduced to a new water drop design which envelops only the front selfie shooter, resulting in an 86 percent screen-to-body ratio (19.5:9 aspect ratio).
The in-display optical fingerprint scanner hides under the 6.41” inch Optic AMOLED display.
At the bottom, you will find the Type-C connector and speaker grills; the retro 3.5mm headphones jack has been dropped.
You can still connect your old 3.5mm connector headphones with a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter provided in the box. Otherwise, you can buy a Type-C earphone or listen to the music wirelessly via Bluetooth.
OnePlus does protect its phone from accidental water splashes but doesn’t have any IP rating certification.
The phone runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, one of the best processors you can get in the android world right now.
The base variant starts with 128 GB ROM supported by 6 GB of RAM; it also offers 256 GB ROM supported by 8 GB of RAM.
The rumours about expandable storage were wrong; the phone only supports two SIMs.
The battery is upgraded to 3700 mAh with respect to its predecessor’s 3300 mAh.
The phone does support its propriety fast charging technology, Dash Charge.
The camera hardware specifications remain the same as its predecessor; the rear dual camera is 16 +20 MP and front is 16 MP.
Check out the comparisons between the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6:
Though the OnePlus 6T is embracing to the new technology with the in-display fingerprint, it is gambling by dropping the 3.5mm audio jack, no IP rating for water, no stereo speakers and no expandable storage.
Only a hands-on experience will tell us if the phone is worth it.
Watch this space for the review.