It is about time that the OnePlus8 and OnePlus8 Pro will have a successor. This year they have also entered the mid-range market with OnePlus Nord. And now we are hearing about OnePlus 8T, “Never Slow Down.” Yes, the rumours are correct it’s launching on October 14. This was made official when the company said itself.
The phone could launch in two variants OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro. Moving ahead with the leaks we know that the price will be €693 (about Rs 59,800) for the 12GB + 256GB variant. The Amazon(Germany) listing says the price of this variant will be €699 (around Rs 60,000) in other European markets. The OnePlus 8T price for the 8GB + 128GB variant will be €599 (approx Rs 51,700).
This means the OnePlus 8T price will actually be €50 (roughly Rs 4,300) lower than that of its predecessor, the OnePlus 8. And as mentioned earlier, the listing contradicts the leaked €699 (around Rs 60,000) and €799 (roughly Rs 69,000) prices of the 8GB and 12GB variants, respectively. However, the prices in India will have a drastic difference from the European markets.
OnePlus 8T Specifications
The listing also revealed that it would include a 4,500mAh battery and support for 65W Warp fast-charging solution. This would allow the phone to juice up in 15 minutes. Additionally, the OnePlus 8T will pack a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The handset will come 5G connectivity and will rock Snapdragon 865 SoC instead of Snapdragon 865+ chipset.
In the bumpy department, the OnePlus 8T specifications are, it would come with a quad-camera setup at consisting 48MP OIS primary sensor, 16MP ultra-wide sensor, 5MP macro sensor, and 2MP monochrome sensor. At front, the phone will feature a 16MP shooter in the punch-hole setup for selfies and video chat. Out of the box it would come with Oxygen OS11 on top of Android 11. However it is not confirm that it would come with in-display fingerprint scanner.
Design and Build
The renders of OnePlus 8T suggest that the design of this model will be slightly different from that of its predecessor. The phone is said to come with a punch-hole display, but the camera setup at the back will reportedly be housed in a rectangular camera module, similar to the latest Samsung smartphones. The power button and alert slider will be in their usual place on the left spine, while the volume rocker will be on the right. The bottom edge of the phone will house ejectable SIM card tray, USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grill.
OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau in an interview told that the OnePlus 8T’s screen will “dominate the front of the handset with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9%.” For comparison: the OnePlus 8 Pro’s display takes up 90.8 percent of the phone, the OnePlus 8 takes up 88.7 percent, and the OnePlus Nord’s display takes up 86.7 percent.
He also claims that the OnePlus 8T screen can hit 1,100 nits, (That’s close to iPhone) so if you are using your phone and it is exceptionally bright outside, you probably won’t be squinting your eyes trying to respond to a text message under direct light. That’s only slightly more than the OnePlus 7T’s 1000 nits, though.