After several weeks of campaign and many prior leaks and rumors, OnePlus 3T has finally been made official by the Chinese company today. It looks exactly like the OnePlus 3 (having the same dimensions even), but there's a new color option called "Gunmetal".
Oneplus has the habit of killing the previous phone, always coming up with something better than the old one. People who are fans of oneplus will surely say that, I must have waited for this device before purchasing the old one. Similar on the lines the new model, rather the updated model of oneplus 3, now known as oneplus 3T came out last night.
The specification have been upgraded and a few things have changed, however. First off, as rumored ad nauseam the 3T is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821, replacing the SD820 in the older OnePlus handset. The OnePlus 3T has two storage capacity versions, 64 and 128GB respectively, both of the UFS 2.0 kind.
The new phone's rear camera has remained unchanged from the OnePlus 3, with only a sapphire crystal cover added for improved scratch protection.
Selfie snapper has received a huge boost in resolution - whereas the OnePlus 3 has an 8 MP Sony sensor, the 3T comes with a 16 MP Samsung-made snapper. The aperture remains the same f/2.0, while pixel size has shrunk from 1.4 nm to 1.0 nm. The exact sensor used is the Samsung 3P8SP, and the selfie cam has phase detection autofocus and support for capturing 1080p video at 30fps.
The new model comes in two colors — the attractive "soft gold" of the 3 and a new "gunmetal" dark gray.
The OnePlus 3T has a 3,400 mAh cell, 400 mAh more than the OnePlus 3.
The 3T still runs Android Marshmallow, despite some rumors claiming it would launch with Nougat on board.
The OnePlus 3T will be out in "Gunmetal" and "Soft Gold" on November 22 in North America and November 28 in other territories, purchasable as usual directly from the OnePlus online store. It will start at $439 (with 64GB of storage), which is $40 more than the OnePlus 3. The 128GB variant will go for $479. In the EU the prices will be €439 and €479, respectively.
Replacing a phone just six months after its release is an unorthodox thing to do in the mobile industry, which usually sees 12 months between phone generations, but it’s fair to say that OnePlus isn’t exactly an orthodox company. Head of marketing Kyle Kiang tells me that the reason OnePlus is making this move is simply because it felt it could provide a better experience to its customers with the updated model and it didn’t want to wait a full year to do so.
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