For the first time ever, U.S. consumers were able to purchase the latest OnePlus handset directly from a major wireless carrier. With T-Mobile offering the recently released OnePlus 6T, it should be no surprise that according to XDA, launch day sales of the device in the U.S. soared 86% higher than the release day sales of the OnePlus 6. With T-Mobile becoming the first stateside wireless provider to embrace a OnePlus handset, those interested in the phone could take advantage of carrier financing, trade-ins and other deals for the model.
Possibly helping the OnePlus 6T sell like hotcakes in the U.S. is the fact that the phone includes Band 13, which allows the device to be certified for use on Verizon. While this might have helped the phone get off to a great start in the U.S. (Verizon is the nation's largest wireless provider after all), not all of Verizon's bands are included. As a result, texts are not being received, and LTE speeds are slower than those experienced on T-Mobile's network. Keep in mind that Verizon is not selling the phone.
T-Mobile has an exclusive on the Mirror Black version of the OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The phone is priced at $580, or you take it home by agreeing to make 24 monthly payments of $24.17. Considering the sales boost that the OnePlus 6T is getting from its connection with T-Mobile, it seems a solid bet that the newest OnePlus handset will end up outselling the OnePlus 6.