Measuring 157.5 x 74.8 x?8.2 mm and weighing in at 185g, the OnePlus 6T is slightly taller, thicker and heavier than the OnePlus 6, which is not a big surprise considering it comes with a larger 6.41-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio (6.24-inch if you count rounded corners) AMOLED screen with 2340x1080 resolution, leaving it with a 402 ppi pixel density and around 85 percent screen-to-body ratio) It still comes with front and back glass with an aluminum frame but this time OnePlus opted for Gorilla Glass 6.
The new OnePlus 6T has a smaller "teardrop" like notch with earpiece located in the bezel above it. The bottom bezel appears to be smaller as well, but this time around OnePlus decided to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack.
The biggest update is the in-display fingerprint sensor, which should unlock the phone in a third of a second. It appears to be an optical sensor located in the bottom part of the screen, similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and will be the first smartphone with such technology in the US.
Same hardware, same camera setup with better software
OnePlus 6T shares a lot of hardware similarities to its predecessor, so it still packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, without a support for microSD. It also has the same camera setup as the OnePlus 6 so you get a dual rear camera with main 16-megapixel Sony IMX 519 sensor (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.6", 1.22µm) with OIS, EIS, and PDAF, and 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376K secondary sensor (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.8", 1.0µm) with just PDAF.
The front has a single 16-megapixel f/2.0 camera for selfies.
OnePlus said it improved the software side of the camera, so you can expect better HDR images from the rear main camera, and it gets the new Nightscape feature, which are intented to give you better low-light images.
OnePlus also updated the battery so the OnePlus 6T packs a 3,700mAh battery (3,300mAh on the OnePlus 6), as well as a 5V 4A 20W Dash Charge. You get all the usual connectivity options as on the OnePlus 6, including 802.11ac dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, Type-C USB, and usual sensor.
It runs on Android 9.0 Pie OS with OnePlus' OxygenOS on top of it, which got the new gesture system.
Exclusive to T-Mobile in the US, Europe gets it on November 6th
Availability was a big surprise, as OnePlus teamed up with T-Mobile. The OnePlus 6T will be exclusively available at T-Mobile, on November 1st, with those in NYC can even buy it today, at the T-Mobile Times Square store. Those looking to buy it without T-Mobile contract will be able to get it directly from the OnePlus site as of November 1st, with a price set at $549 for the 6GB/128GB version, $579 for the 8GB/128GB, and $629 for the 8GB/256GB model.
Most of Europe, including the UK, should get the OnePlus 6T on November 6th, with a price set at €549/£499 for 6GB/128GB, €579/£529, and €629/£579.