Why OnePlus’ latest ‘T’ edition deserves your attention
The 6T is here and picks up the baton from the OnePlus 6, that blazed the sales charts. This one is more than just a mild refresh. Here’s why:
The teardrop notch: those bezels are disappearing and the new notch pushes the screen: body ratio over the 85% threshold. This notch is tiny enough to ignore, especially if you’re one of those who don’t fancy this design element that seems here to stay. The vibrant AMOLED display (1080 x 2340 pixels) has been expanded slightly to 6.41-inches (the 6 features a 6.28-inch display). It’s great whether you’re reading documents or watching videos with a decent 402 PPI (Pixels per inch) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Screen unlock: we totally dig the ‘in-display’ fingerprint sensor that OnePlus likes to call the ‘Screen unlock’. It takes a little getting used to, but is quite a clever piece of tech. The optical scanner sits under the bottom half of the display and you can unlock your phone without groping for that sensor behind the phone.
Camera enhancements: The hardware on both the rear (dual – 16MP +20MP) and selfie (16MP) shooters are identical to the 6. But there are two cool updates. There’s Nightscape mode that enhances low-light images. The 6T snaps up to 10 multi-frame shots with high dynamic range and then puts them together to create the perfect image. The other is an improved portrait mode.
It’s blazing fast: No surprises here. It’s propelled by a Snapdragon 845 Processor (same as the OnePlus 6) and comes with a choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Everything from gaming to mult-tasking is ultra-fast. OnePlus has ditched the 64GB ROM variant. You can choose from two internal storage options – 128GB or 256GB. That’s not the only thing they’ve got rid of though. The 3.5mm headphone jack has been given the axe too. Tough luck if you’re stuck on those wired headphones.
Battery gets a boost: the 6T is a shade heavier than its predecessor. You’ll barely notice it though. An improved 3700 mAh battery (versus a 3300 mAh battery on the 6) is one reason for this. You will notice the slight improvement in battery life. And then there’s dash charging, OnePlus’ proprietary quick charging solution that fires up your device in no time.
Oxgen OS 9.0: the 6T is of the first devices that is powered by Android Pie (9.0). OnePlus’ custom UI gets a fresh coat of paint and complements Android 9.0. You will enjoy how it plays out on the 6T. OnePlus has always been about the perfect blend of hardware and the overall User experience. The 6T takes it one step further.
The OnePlus 6T costs: Rs 37,999 (6GB/128GB) / Rs 41,999 (8GB/128GB) and Rs 45,999 (8GB/256GB). The 6T is available in Mirror Black and Midnight Black.