OnePlus has been extensively teasing the OnePlus 8T over the last few weeks. With today’s event, it has finally detailed everything about the smartphone. In line with the 6-month launch cycle OnePlus likes to follow, the latter half of this year will only see the OnePlus 8T. Traditionally, we would also see a Oneplus 8T Pro but it looks like the company has skipped on the latter.
Promise of 120Hz
This year, OnePlus’ promise for its flagship smartphones has been a 120Hz refresh rate display. With the OnePlus 8T, things are no different. It sports a 6.55-inch Fluid Display with a FHD+ resolution. According to OnePlus, the AMOLED panel is 28 per-cent thinner and sports a peak brightness of 1,100nits. Moreover, the display on the OnePlus 8T is flat and not curved like the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro from earlier this year.
Warp Charge 65
For a long time, OnePlus had remained the pioneer for fast battery charging technology. But ever since last year, it lost its way. The competition was able to deliver up to 65W charging solutions while OnePlus stuck to its 30W Warp Charge 30T. With the OnePlus 8T, it doubles this and goes a bit further to 65W charging.
OnePlus was able to achieve this by charging two batteries simultaneously on the 8T. The combined capacity of the battery on the OnePlus 8T is 4,500mAh and according to the company, it can fully charge in 39 minutes using Warp Charge 65. Moreover, OnePlus claims that the smartphone also supports up to 27W fast charging with non-OnePlus chargers. Unfortunately though, there is no support for wireless charging features.
Processing hardware and software
The OnePlus 8T does not come with much change when it comes to processing power. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with support for 5G. You can also get the phone with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. According to OnePlus, the smartphone sports an improved cooling system for better thermal performance during gaming.
Out of the box, the OnePlus 8T comes with Oxygen OS 11 draped over Android 11. This supports a suite of software features including an Always-On-Display.
With the OnePlus 8T, the camera module sees a position change compared to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The quad-camera setup boasts a 48MP main Sony IMX586 lens alongside a 16MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP monochrome unit. With its primary sensor, you will also get both OIS and EIS. OnePlus claims that the ultra-wide unit on the smartphone is wider than ever with a 123-degree field-of-view.
In terms of software changes, Nightscape mode sees a change for better low-light photography. And OnePlus now also includes a portrait mode in videos for real-time bokeh. Rounding up on the camera experience, there is a punch-hole camera on the front with a 16MP selfie sensor, still only capable of 1080p 30fps video.
Pricing and availability
The OnePlus 8T is available to pre-order now in select markets including the USA in either a green or silver colour for $749 (Dh2,750.927). We will keep you updated on local pricing and availability as we learn more.