OnePlus 6T Everything We Know
The OnePlus 6T is one of the most awaited devices in the smartphone market right now. Continuing the legacy of OnePlus, which brings flagship features at a mid-range price, the device is set to be a favourite of many. Despite the fact that this is a ‘T’ upgrade and not a number upgrade, OnePlus has not held back in terms of innovation. With the launch of the OnePlus 6T nearing, here is a round-up of all the confirmed features and expected specifications.
The water drop notch is not something new. The Essential Phone and many Oppo phones carry a similar design. Oppo as we all know is owned by BBK Electronics, the company that owns OnePlus as well. Any new feature on Oppo or Vivo smartphones is mostly seen in the OnePlus brand as well. The water drop notch is no exception. This notch looks like a tiny water drop and helps to avoid hindrance when watching videos.
Another feature finding its way into the OnePlus phones from the BBK Electronics subsidiary Oppo and Vivo is the in display fingerprint scanner. This technology has gone through improvements to match physical fingerprint scanners and is almost as fast and as accurate. According to OnePlus, they have spent months shaving milliseconds off the unlock time and carefully refining the unlock animation to ensure a satisfying experience. The fingerprint scanner is present under the screen and lights up when scanning. It looks extremely futuristic and is a great addition to the OnePlus 6T.
No headphone jack
For years OnePlus has boasted, and sometimes joked, about keeping the headphone jack when many other manufacturers have done away with it. It seems that the OnePlus 6T is going to change the company’s stance on the same. During the launch of the OnePlus 6, they also released a wireless bluetooth earphone called the Bullets wireless. The earphones have been majorly out of stock throughout the year since their launch. However, the new phone will come bundled with Type C earphones and OnePlus is trying to match the supply to the huge demand for the earphones.
OnePlus has promised to provide a smooth, fast and burden less experience with their UI. Even though the OnePlus UI is usually very close to stock android, new gestures in the Oxygen OS will make tasks like opening the camera, opening recent apps etc easier. OnePlus also stated that whenever you swipe up in an app, its window will follow your finger, which makes for a more natural experience. You will also be able to hold the power button for 0.5 seconds to activate the Google Assistant. This is a welcome change since it was impossible to activate Google assistant with gesture navigation on the previous versions of Oxygen OS.
Bigger 3700 mAh battery
OnePlus 6T reportedly packs a bigger 3,700 mAh battery which is a 10% improvement from the OnePlus 6. This will make the OnePlus 6T a premium phone with one of the biggest batteries. To put things into perspective, the Pixel 3 has a 2,915 mAh and the LG V40 ThinQ has a 3,300 mAh battery respectively. With OnePlus’ proprietary dash charging, the battery life of the phone will be hard to beat for other phone manufacturers.
Android 9 Pie and new UI
OnePlus 6 is already running on Oxygen OS with a base of Android Pie, When the OnePlus 6T launches, it will be only the seventh device to run Pie. The device has fast software updates which is one of the key reasons for its popularity. OnePlus 6T will be no different, with minimal UI changes and mostly stock android, this phone is sure to be a hit!