OnePlus 6T, the mid-year upgrade to OnePlus' flagship smartphone series, was launched at an event held in New York on Monday. This will be followed by an India launch today at an event in New Delhi. As is tradition with every update to this series, the previously available OnePlus 6 has now gone out of stock in India, across Amazon.in as well as OnePlus' own online store. Notably, no variants of the phone are available for purchase, and might not be back anytime in the future. We have reached out to OnePlus for a comment and will update this space accordingly.
It appears that Amazon's second instalment of the Great Indian Festival Sale was the one of the last few opportunities wherein users could grab the OnePlus 6, with an additional Rs. 5,000 discount on all configurations. Continuing its partnership, the Chinese smartphone maker will make available the OnePlus 6T via the same channels - Amazon.in, OnePlus online store, and OnePlus' offline experience retail stores. Pricing for the Indian market has not been revealed yet, but we can expect that to happen at the launch event on Tuesday at 8:30pm. Pricing for the US market has been hiked for the base variant, going up to $549 (roughly Rs. 40,300) from the previous $529 (around Rs. 39,000), while that of the two other variants remains same.
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 6 runs OxygenOS on top of Android 9.0 Pie, and sports a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB/ 8GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of onboard storage.
In terms of optics, the OnePlus 6 sports a dual rear camera setup with a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 20-megapixel sensor. On the front, the handset gets a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and EIS. There is a 3,300mAh battery under the hood, with support for Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology.
Has OnePlus 6T removed the best features of the OnePlus 6? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.