OnePlus Announces OnePlus 8T 5G for $749 — A Minor Upgrade to Already Speedy OnePlus 8

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OnePlus, today, took covers off its latest flagship smartphone — the OnePlus 8T 5G. Though the phone isn’t that big of an improvement (performance-wise) over the current OnePlus 8 series, the phone does come with the Samsung’s Note 20 like design, and a slew of features.

And yes, we have a dedicated article for all the other products OnePlus announced today. Check it out here!

Carl Pie

Last week, the news broke that Carl Pie is no longer with OnePlus, which was rather confirmed today since this was the first keynote that was not delivered by Carl Pie.

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On the front, the OnePlus 8T 5G features a flat 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The display is now 120Hz capable, instead of 90Hz from the last generation. It boasts a 2400 x 1080-pixel resolution and 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. Surprisingly, OnePlus flagship with T in their name always turn up with a flat display.

OnePlus 8T 5G
OnePlus 8t 5G Design

As already revealed by OnePlus, OnePlus 8 has a similar yet different design. It’s got a flat front and a back with rectangular camera setup.

OnePlus 8T 5G has the same processor as its predecessor

At the heart of OnePlus 8T 5G is the same Snapdragon 865 used in the OnePlus 8 series. This is the first time OnePlus isn’t using the latest Qualcomm chip available. As its name suggests, OnePlus 8T supports 5G network, thanks to X55 Modem inside Snapdragon 856.

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It will not-so-vanilla OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out-of-the-box. At the back of the smartphone is rectangular camera setup, housing 4 cameras — a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, a 16MP wide-angle camera with a 123-degree FOV, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP monochrome sensor.

One key upgrade from the last-gen is the addition of 65W Warp Charge to OnePlus 8T 5G. The phone itself has a large 4,500 mAh battery inside, but with Warp Charge 65, you’ll be able to charge OnePlus 8T 5G a full 100% in just under 40 minutes. A quick 15-minute charge will be enough to fill the battery by 58%.

OnePlus 8T 5G: Pricing and Availability

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OnePlus 8T will be available starting October 17th on Amazon India and websites. The base variant of OnePlus 8T with 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM has been priced at $749 in the United States, and Rs. 42,999 in India. The high-end 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant will retail for a price of Rs. 45,999 in India. It will be available in two colours – Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver.

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