China-based smartphone giant OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 6T at a launch event in New York. The company has tried its best to generate hype around the upcoming device with planned teasers and bits of information to give us a rough idea on what to expect from the launch. We already know a couple of important things about the upcoming device including the absence of 3.5-mm audio socket, and inclusion of an optical in-display fingerprint scanner. The company is also expected to go with a water droplet-like notch instead of the iPhone X-like one that was present in the OnePlus 6.
Other details including the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage on the device. The device is likely to sport a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a 16-megapixel primary and 20-megapixel secondary camera sensor on the back of the device. Full specifications of the device seemed to have leaked out on the internet recently. However, the company has not issued any official statement at the time of writing about the leaks so the final specifications may be a bit different.
The event is scheduled to kick off in New York City at 8:30PM according to Indian Standard Time. Initially, the event was scheduled to talk place tomorrow (October 30), but then Apple decided to hold its second hardware launch event on the same day. This prompted OnePlus to prepone the event by a day.
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T-Mobile has also rolled out some interesting offers for users in the United States. There is no information on Indian prices so we will have to wait for the OnePlus India launch event tomorrow.
OnePlus 6T will have a launch celebration with T-Mobile at Times Square Signature Store.
OnePlus 6T variants and prices are as follows:
6GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at $549
8GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at $579
8GB RAM + 256GB storage is priced at $629.
The device will go on sale starting November 1 in the United States and starting from November 6 in Europe.
Bullets Wireless Fifth Anniversary Edition will be priced at $69.
“Invitation Code” is back to ensure that the community is the first one to get access to the products.
The company is talking about its accessories ecosystem.
OnePlus will soon launch fifth-anniversary edition of its Bullets Wireless earphones.
The team has done more than 500 optimizations in the OxygenOS to improve the experience.
OnePlus is now talking about developers who are responsible to make and improve OxygenOS.
OnePlus is now playing a video by MKBHD as a testament to the better performance.
He is now talking about software on the device.
Kiang is back on stage to talk about further improvements in the performance. The company has introduced a new feature that is known as “Smart Boost”.
Amon is talking about 5G and how Qualcomm has teamed up with OnePlus to bring the technology to smartphones in 2019.
Kiang is back on stage to talk about the performance of the OnePlus 6T and the partnership between Qualcomm and OnePlus. Cristiano Amon, President for Qualcomm is on stage now.
The portrait mode is the second thing that the company has worked on to improve the overall camera experience.
OnePlus just announced studio lighting, a new feature in the OnePlus 6T camera software. Kevin Abosche takes the stage.
Nightscape is coming to the OnePlus 6 starting this week.
He is showing more samples and examples on the stage from Nightscape.
Kiang added that OnePlus has worked a lot to improve the low-light mode on the device. This new mode is called the “Nightscape”.
Kiang is showing some sample photos on the stage.
The company has been focusing on the design and material that it uses to craft the devices.
OnePlus 6T will come with Midnight Black and Mirror Black that was initially announced with the OnePlus 6.
The device will be compatible with more carrier across the world.
The display comes with Optic AMOLED panel, smaller notch, and reduced chin size.
OnePlus added that it is the fastest in-display fingerprint scanner in the world with speed of about 0.32s to unlock.
The company initially looked at the Screen Unlock technology for the OnePlus 5T but the technology was not ready for the prime time.
The in-display fingerprint scanner is termed as “Screen Unlock”.
OnePlus 6T is official with Snapdragon 845 SoC, in-display fingerprint scanner, 6.41-inch display, 3,700mAh battery, up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB internal storage, and a dual camera setup on the back with 16MP primary and 20MP secondary camera sensor.
Kiang is talking about sales numbers, the performance of the company in India while thanking the OnePlus community.
Kyle Kiang, Head of North America Region and OnePlus Global Marketing takes the stage to talk about the OnePlus 6T.
This is a significant step for the company to capture the North American market.
The company has teamed up with T-Mobile and the OnePlus 6T will be available in about 5,600 stores across the country from November 1.
“Our biggest step”: Pete Lau.
He is talking about the reception that the company received by the United States media.
Lau just thanked the first OnePlus user in the United States for the support. He is now talking about the pop-up stores that initially launched in 2015.
Lau is talking about the journey of the company including the OnePlus community.
This is the first time Lau is presenting in English.
OnePlus founder Pete Lau takes the stage.
It looks like the event is a go.
OnePlus 6T will not come with a headphone jack as revealed by the company.
The event will start in five minutes.
The company is likely to make its debut in the United States along with carrier support.
OnePlus is broadcasting a video retracing its steps since the OnePlus One.
OnePlus 6T is likely to be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC along with similar specifications that we saw in the OnePlus 6.
The event is set to start in another 19 minutes.
The highlights of the device include an in-display fingerprint sensor and the expected water droplet-like notch.
A number of leaks leading up to the launch of the device have given us a comprehensive idea of what to expect.
The launch event was initially scheduled to take place on October 30th but clash with the Apple event pushed OnePlus to prepone the event by a day.
The event is set to start at 8:30 PM IST so we are waiting for things to kick off.
We will be bringing all the updates directly to you from the event including all the announcements that OnePlus will make during the event.
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- Published Date: October 29, 2018 7:14 PM IST
- Updated Date: October 29, 2018 9:46 PM IST