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OnePlus 6T launched with in-display fingerprint and tiny notch at $549

There is hardly anything that we aren’t already aware of the new OnePlus 6T though there is nothing like the real thing. And the real thing has finally arrived globally.

Also, with the new 6T being a mid-year flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, there is a lot that the new smartphone has in common with its predecessor, the OnePlus 6 though there has been a considerable bump in the feature list. Primary among those being the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint sensor along with a new frontal design characterized by a tear-drop notch at the top.

Both of the above-mentioned features make the new 6T significantly different from the OP 6 even though the underlying specifications remain largely the same. That includes the Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled to either a 6 GB or 8 GB RAM. Similarly, there is internal storage options of 128 GB and 256 GB respectively. Missing is the 64 GB model which formed the base version with the OnePlus 6.

Further, the new 6T runs the latest Oxygen OS which the company said is based on Android 9.0 Pie. Providing the juice is a larger 3700 mAh battery this time, which makes for a considerable upgrade over the 3300 mAh battery that the OP 6 came with. This coupled with the Android Pie based battery optimizations should also lead to better runtimes as well. Not to mention, 6T also supports fast charging tech as well.

Another change with the new 6T compared to its predecessor is the bigger 6.41-inch display for the former while the latter came with a 6.28-inch display. The display, however, remains the same – Optic AMOLED and has a resolution of 2340 X 1080 pixels. The display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and as a layer of Gorilla Glass 6 on top. The new 6T is also slightly thicker and heavier as well compared to the OP 6.

So far as optics is concerned, it happens to be the same as that of the OP 6. That includes a 16 mp and 20 mp rear camera setup while the front boasts of a 16 mp sensor. Then there is a special Night Shot mode as well that allows for better photography even in low light conditions.

Another significant change to be seen on the new 6T is the missing 3.5mm port, which the company said has been debunked to make space for the in-screen sensor. However, to ensure users find it easy to cope up with the missing 3.5mm port, the company is bundling USB Type-C Bullets headphones with the phone as well.

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As for its price, the base 128 GB model will retail for $549 while the top-end 256 GB version will set one back a cool $629. Both phones are slated to start shipping from Nov. 1 itself and is going to be available in Mirror Black and Midnight Black as of now.