Chinese smartphone company OnePlus officially launched its new flagship, the OnePlus 8T, in Beijing Thursday afternoon.
The OnePlus 8T boasts a silky 120Hz screen display and powerful 65-watt charger that refills 70% of battery in 20 minutes.
The Shenzhen-based smartphone maker has successfully entered the global market of high-end smartphones with the launch of the OnePlus 7 and 7T, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said at the event.
The 7-year-old OnePlus has taken the lead in India’s premium smartphone sector, surpassing Apple and Samsung, according to Counterpoint Research data. It also comes in third in the premium phone market in western Europe. Domestically, the OnePlus 8 reached 100 million yuan in sales in just one minute after its launch in April, and remained the most popular phone on JD.com through October among 5G Android phones in the 5,000 to 5,999 yuan price range.
User experience and focus on details have been central to OnePlus’s product design, the phone company’s designer Haoran Liu said. For the first time, the OnePlus 8T features a 120Hz AMOLED straight screen with a high refresh rate, providing a smoother touch and a more vivid visual experience.
In addition, the OnePlus 8T features a Snapdragon 865 flagship processor, LPDDR5 memory, and 12GB of ram for the premium edition. The USB-C port conveniently renders the smartphone compatible with other electronic devices.
The lowest price with the 8GB + 128GB setup is 3,399 yuan, and the 12GB + 256GB is 3,699 yuan. Preorders have begun and phones will be available for sale on Oct. 19.