After weeks of rumors and leaks, OnePlus has finally launched the OnePlus 6T at an event in New York. The smartphone has largely stuck to the expected list of features and specifications, with its signature feature being the in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from this, the phone also sports a waterdrop-style notch, which is much smaller than the notch on its predecessor. Also Read - OnePlus 8T Pro will not launch this year, confirms OnePlus founder and CEO
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The OnePlus 6T is priced from $549 (approximately Rs 40,200), and will be available in three variants 6GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/128GB storage, and 8GB RAM/256GB storage. The notable change with the OnePlus 6T is the discontinuation of the 64GB storage option; the base variant now comes with 128GB of internal storage. As has been the case for a while now, the OnePlus 6T does not have a slot for storage expansion. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F41 to feature 64-megapixel triple camera setup; Here is everything we know
The biggest changes in this device are the in-display fingerprint sensor, and the waterdrop notch. The former is a replacement for the ceramic sensor at the back of the phone, allowing OnePlus to bring the sensor to the front of the device, as was the case till the OnePlus 5. The latter is a smaller notch design than on the OnePlus 6, thereby increasing available screen space at the top. The notch itself holds the front camera and sensors, while the earpiece moves to the top edge of the device. The OnePlus 6T also continues to come with face unlock for faster authentication.
Apart from this, the OnePlus 6T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, has a slightly larger 6.41-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen, and sports a larger 3,700mAh battery. Charging sticks to OnePlus popular Dash Charge standard (simply called fast charging in certain markets). Another key change in the OnePlus 6 is the omission of the 3.5mm jack; OnePlus has included a USB Type-C to 3.5mm dongle in the sales package, and has also launched its own Bullets Type-C headphones.
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While the OnePlus has been launched globally today, it will also be officially launched in India tomorrow, October 30. The India pricing of the device will be announced at the event in Delhi, and the phone will go on sale through Amazon India, oneplus.in, and authorized offline retailers on November 2.