OnePlus launches OnePlus 3T with Snapdragon 821: Price, features and availability

OnePlus 3T features Snapdragon 821 SoC, 3400mAh battery and 6GB RAM.

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Highlights

    • OnePlus 3T features Snapdragon 821 SoC.
    • It packs 3,400mAh battery.
    • The phone supports OnePlus Dash charging.

OnePlus has launched its flagship upgrade OnePlus 3T. The company has brought changes in the processor, battery and imaging department.

Although it carries similar design and dimensions like the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T features differ in terms of its processor, battery and the camera.

The new upgrade smartphone is packed with a 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU the processor is clocked at 2.35GHz. The device is backed by 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and is paired with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The 128GB, but is made exclusively available only for the ‘gunmetal’ dark grey model.

The OnePlus 3T upgraded front-facing camera adds another element of attention for the users. While the previous flagship featured an 8MP Sony IMX179 sensor, the OnePlus3T, however sports a 16-megapixel Samsung 3P8SP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The new 16-megapixel sensor can capture good selfies at low-light scenes by gathering more light and noise reduction. The rear cameras being the same like the OnePlus 3 it has been given scratch resistant sapphire lens cover. But the OnePlus 3T lacks Electronic Image Stabilization and Optical Image Stabilization as well which is important to avoid shakiness while taking any video.

With a sizeable upgrade in its battery, the OnePlus 3T comes with a non-removable 3,400mAh battery, compared to its predecessor OnePlus 3 which packs a 3000mAh battery backup. The new phone supports OnePlus’ Dash Charge enabling the user to operate the phone the entire day with just 30 minutes of charging.

Despite an upgrade in the processor, the company ensures that the new device power consumption will be same or less than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

The new device will be running on Oxygen OS which is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The sensor of the new smartphone features Fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Electronic compass.

Some other features include-4LTE connectivity with Band 1/2/4/5/8 support(mainly in North America), Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GLONASS, BeiDou and GPS.

The phone will be officially available in the OnePLus website OnePlus.net from November 22nd in the US and Canada and on November 28th in Europe. The OnePlus 3T which has 64GB, and 128GB variant, 128GB version is exclusive only for the Gunmetal grey model, the 64GB Soft Gold version is said to be on sale shortly after its launch.

The price tag of this new models starts at USD $439 and USD $479 respectively in the United States.