The best OnePlus 6T deals

Isaac Cain
October 31, 2018

It also has a new gaming mode that should improve performance, and new smart boost technology that speeds up game launches by between 5 and 20% compared to the OnePlus 6. This mode will also come to the OnePlus 6 via an OTA later this week.

The OnePlus 6T might be the new kid on the block, but OnePlus did not forget about the OnePlus 6.

"It was not high on our agenda to be first with these technologies", a OnePlus spokesperson told us. The OnePlus One was nearly £300 less than 2014 rivals, and while the 6T is twice as expensive, it retains a substantial price difference.

However, a USB Type-C version of OnePlus's bullet headphones is included in the box. That's quite a lot to gain.

The OnePlus 6T will be available in Midnight Black and Mirror Black, though knowing OnePlus, they will end up launching more colors of the device a few weeks down the line.

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"I don't know if it is a good time for anybody else", Carl Pei, the 29-year-old founder of OnePlus, said of the prospect of entering the US.carrier-bundled phone market during an interview with Reuters at an event in Hong Kong last week.

The screen, for instance, is pushed further to the edges, thanks to the teardrop notch. This helps increase the overall screen-to-body ratio of the device. OnePlus has the tendency of releasing a new phone every 6 months or so and for nearly a similar price segment. Both displays are exactly the same otherwise-Optic AMOLED with a pixel density of 402ppi. That's all thanks to a new feature called Smart Boost - long story short, the phone is created to figure out what apps and games you use the most and will load some assets directly into RAM in anticipation of you actually doing your thing.

The second striking difference is the absence of a physical fingerprint scanner on the 6T. Moreover, the 'Screen Unlock' is supposed to get better with ever use as the scanner familiarizes with the users' biometrics.

Apart from that, the design and underpinnings are exactly the same. The front camera gets a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. OnePlus has also changed the storage configurations and now the device will start at 128 GB going up to 256 GB. Unfortunately, there's no support wireless charging. The 6T will run on Android 9.0 Pie with the company's excellent OxygenOS running on top of it. The base 128GB model continues to come with 6GB RAM, with 8GB RAM reserved for the 256GB storage variant. With the OnePlus 6T, the company gets their first US mobile carrier release (with T-Mobile USA) at the same time as they have official Verizon certification.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer company already confirmed earlier that their upcoming flagship will be without 3.5mm headphone jack. Already launched in the U.S. market at $549, the phone will go on sale on November 1.

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