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The OnePlus 6T launch event is scheduled for today, where the Chinese mobile maker will finally unveil its next flagship. The event was rescheduled from its earlier October 30 date to avoid a clash with Apple's October event on the same date. Following a plethora of teasers, the OnePlus' mid-cycle refresh is set to be revealed at the launch event that will be held in New York. This global launch will be followed up by an event in India on Tuesday at 8:30pm IST. Interestingly, it will be the first smartphone from the company to launch in UAE.
The OnePlus 6T is expected to bring several improvements over its predecessor. The company has confirmed a few major updates such as an in-display fingerprint sensor and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, and leaks otherwise tip that the OnePlus 6T will retain most specifications and design elements from the OnePlus 6. These include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of inbuilt storage, and a dual camera setup at the back. Notably, OnePlus will live stream the New York launch event for the OnePlus 6T on YouTube.
The OnePlus 6T launch event in New York is set to start at 11am EDT (8:30pm IST). The OnePlus event will be live streamed and you can catch the action in real-time. In the OnePlus 6T live stream you will get to watch online all the price details, specifications, and features that get revealed during the event. You can also stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for live updates from the venue. The OnePlus 6T launch event will be broadcast live on YouTube, which you can watch in the video embedded below:
Earlier this week, the OnePlus 6T was spotted in a European site's listing, which leaked the price of the handset. Though the listing has since been removed, it suggested that the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant of the OnePlus 6T will come with a price tag of EUR 569 (roughly Rs. 47,400) in Europe.
As for the OnePlus 6T price in India, despite a series of leaks that have surfaced online, there is not much clarity. The company has followed different practices with previous generations of its 'T' smartphones in India, with the OnePlus 3T's starting price Rs. 2,000 more than the OnePlus 3, and the OnePlus 5T starting at the same price as the OnePlus 5. One can however expect a slight jump compared to the OnePlus 6 price in India, if only because the company has confirmed it will be introducing features like an in-display fingerprint scanner as well as a larger battery.
OnePlus, However, as mentioned, the phone will be launched in India at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday, and pre-booking is already live on Amazon.in at a nominal fee of Rs. 1,000. OnePlus will also provide freebies that users will get alongside the pre-booking. Sales via Amazon start from November 1. Interested buyers will also have a chance to attend pop-up events that OnePlus is holding in nine Indian cities and in 12 locations on November 2.
OnePlus 6T specifications (rumoured)
OnePlus has previously teased the features of the OnePlus 6T several times over that last few weeks. Some of the features that have been confirmed, include an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, a larger 3,700mAh battery, no 3.5mm headphone jack, and a few other things. Apart from that, the smartphone has been leaked a number of times, hinting at the upgrades that it will bring over its previous variant.
As per a spec sheet leak last week, the OnePlus 6T will run, Android 9.0 Pie, sport a 6.4-inch (1080x2340 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with Adreno 630 GPU, equipped with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage, and more. As per the leak, the OnePlus 6T will come with a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and 20-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, the smartphone will feature a 20-megapixel selfie camera.
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.