OnePlus has just unveiled the company’s newest flagship device, the OnePlus 6T, at its New York launch event named “Unlock the Speed” today.
The company has also officially confirmed having established a cooperation with telecommunication services provider, T-Mobile, to enable more American consumers to get in touch with the flagship device and spread brand awareness.
To celebrate the launch of the flagship, T-Mobile is working with OnePlus on a trade-in offer of several eligible smartphone devices for a $300 discount when purchasing the OnePlus 6T. Among the eligible devices, the historical OnePlus smartphones were all included, along with many other handsets by Apple, Google, Motorola, LG, and Samsung.
The company also unveiled other popular accessories such as the OnePlus Bullets earphones, that comes as wired or wireless, and the OnePlus Explorer Backpack.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau opened the event with a speech in full English for the first time. The massive turnout was also accompanied by the appearance of Qualcomm’s president Cristiano Amon and the renowned Irish conceptual photographer, Kevin Abosch.
The product launch event was held at Pier 36, located near the south of Manhattan. Two subsequent product launch events for the OnePlus 6T will be held in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 30, and in Shenzhen, China, on Nov. 5.
The OnePlus 6T sports a waterdrop screen design, a full display at 6.4 inches, a 3700 mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint sensor, or finger on display (FOD) technology. It comes in two color editions: Mirror Black and Midnight Black.
Beneath the hood, the 6T runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and OxygenOS with Android 9.0. The device comes in various configurations starting at 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Much to the dismay of many, the 6T is the first OnePlus handset to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of audio over USB-Type C. The decision was made to squeeze out extra space within the device to accommodate for the FOD module beneath the display.
Although the 6T shares the same camera specs as the OnePlus 6, it features a brand new function for night photography called Nightscape. OnePlus claims that the 6T is unparalleled across other smartphones within the same price range when it comes to cityscape photography. The feature will also be brought to the OnePlus 6 as well via a software upgrade.
Other software upgrades coming along with the 6T include performance-boosting functions such as Smart Boost and a new gesture navigation system termed “Full Screen Gesture 2.0.” According to OnePlus, a designated team called “Team FSE” (Fast, Smooth, Efficient) has been established for the single purpose of improving Android performance and the overall user experience.
The flagship also comes with cute software Easter eggs, such as when people are dialing over a prolonged period, a yoga coach animation pops up and urges users to perform stretches in order to ease their perhaps elevated tempers.
The retail price of the OnePlus 6T starts at $549 and will be on sale starting at 5:00PM on Oct. 29, exclusively beginning at the T-Mobile Times Square Signature Store.