OnePlus 6T first day sales in U.S. rocket 86% higher than release day purchases of the OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T first day sales in U.S. rocket 86% higher than release day purchases of the OnePlus 6
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.

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6T
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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37 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3545; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Man I wished the 6T had support for all carriers with one device. Would have definitely been a great device to get. A very flagship phone with high end specs at $600, not midrange specs.

2. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

It's priced at 770+ dollars where i live. Same as SGN9. Smh.

20. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And where do you live?

35. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Most likely outside EU and US, but I'm curious about how can he get Note9 for $770?

38. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Good question. I'm in Arabian peninsula atm. We have "souq.com" which is an Amazon co

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung should be frightened now... They should step up their game or lose so badly to new players like Oneplus.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

OnePlus makes a great product, no question about that, but let’s be real here: OnePlus have a looooong way to go before they can be considered to threaten Samsung’s dominance in Android.

7. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Oneplus is just one of many who makes Samsung situation worse. It's not like one company does that, many companies bite small pieces from Samsung all the time.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

OnePlus isn’t doing anything negative to Samsung at the moment. Their sales aren’t there, yet. If you said Xiamoi, or mentioned OnePlus parent company (which has 3 smartphone brands), then you’d be onto something. Besides, it’s pretty hard to take yours or piyath’s remarks about Samsung seriously when you all attack Samsung every chance you get. You’re just as bad as those that attack Apple all of the time.

9. jodeci888

Posts: 79; Member since: May 14, 2009

Xiamoi has an event here in NY on 12-8 and i can't wait to see what it is. Hence why I didn't got for a OnePlus 6T.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m with you on that. I had the opportunity to play around with a Xiamoi Mi Mix 2s recently, and I was more than impressed with the quality and performance of it. I’m definitely intrigued by their upcoming event in NY.

17. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That's the problem. You guys never had the chance to own a Xiaomi. Had you, you would never be interested in one anymore. 1st - Their software is pathetic. You like it for few days, after that it gets bothersome and tiring. So much bloat, so much inconsistency and so much unnecessary features. 2nd - Never updated. Other than MIUI updates, which also arrive months to year after announcement, Android updates are hardly there. 99% of Xiaomi devices get only 1 Android Update that too after launching with older version. 3rd - Ads in the software. Good luck. Your phone will be plastered with small and full screen ads from Music app to Video app to Settings menu to Security app to File manager app to Browser to Folders that you create. It's such a mess, feels like owning some really cheap chinese knock-off. I know all this because i owned various Xiaomi phones from the start, many were owned in my family and i have gotten rid of all Xiaomi phones as of now. They are a mess and spamware. The kind of clean and unhindered experience OnePlus provides, Xiaomi can't even dream in it's wildest dreams!

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's really the problem is you blasting anything that doesn't suit your narrative. I've read too many reports and seen too many videos first hand about how well Xiamoi devices perform and how well they get updated. And MIUI is a pretty clean, feature rich interface from what I've seen and researched. I'll take what I've researched and learned from my usage over what you have to say any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

27. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

LOL! Go ahead Xiaomi fanboy. Looks like that MIUI bashing really burned up some a$$. LMAO

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMFAO! You sound ridiculous. How can I be a fanboy of something that I've only used for a little bit? Looks like my troll bashing has knocked any sense loose from what passes as your brain. LMMFAO!

30. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

How about claiming that Xiaomi devices get updated well, MIUI is clean when you haven't used it properly. I can see how your brain has started malfunctioning and glitching. Ha!

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’ve said what I said based on research. You’ve said what you said based on idiotic trolling because you have no life other than to be an idiot troll. Seems like there is even less of a brain in your head than I thought. Ha ha!

39. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Slow down there cowboy... I too, like AbhiD, have spend some time with xiaomi phones and boy that UI gets boring too fast. It maybe great, but definitely not everyone's cup of tea...

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

“Slow down” for what? For telling someone that decided to try and force their opinions on me to btfo? Not gonna happen. His experiences with something doesn’t mean that everyone else has the same experience. “Not everyone’s cup of tea” is saying it much better than he did. He was just trolling and attacking me for saying what I liked because he doesn’t like it. My choices have absolutely nothing to do with him, so he can troll elsewhere. Stock Android and iOS get boring as well, but they have it’s fans and there is nothing wrong with that, just like there is nothing wrong with liking MiUi, cowboy.

41. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Well well well, phrasing matters I agree...

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed it does.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I highly doubt Samsung is worried about a relative upstart like OP. Nor are they worried about the Pixel. Apple is the competition and will be for the foreseeable future.

13. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

OnePlus could be 10 years old and folks will still call them 'a relative upstart' or 'small company' lol

32. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Samsung and Apple have both been around for over 40 years. So, yeah.

37. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Check the facts first boy. BBK 1995 Apple 1976 Samsung 1938 Do some calculations now.

36. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Samsung wouldn't care, since OnePlus isn't targeting them with this 3.5mm jackless notched phone with small battery.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is awesome! OnePlus has always made a good product, and getting a carrier onboard to help them really break into the U.S. market is great. While they do have 13 bands, it does seem that OnePlus has made the conscious decision to be all-in with GSM networks, which is something that they have always done. Maybe it’s because they know that CDMA is dying, and it’s not worth the extra investment in the long run? All in all, OnePlus is off to a great start with the 6T here in the states. A flagship launch that hasn’t been botched by its smartphone having so many issues out of that gate like the recent launch of another flagship by an almost trillion dollar company that uses stock Android.

47. Venom

Posts: 3545; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So I take it you're going to pick at One+ now just because I am showing an interest in their phones? For the record, no one said anything about CDMA. Apparently you don't know a thing called LTE bands. Maybe you should spend less time picking fights and more time educating yourself.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

So I take it that you really think you’re that important to my decision in choosing a smartphone? Newsflash: You’re not. I buy what I want, when I want, because I have the means to do so. I said something about CDMA, for the record. And? Something wrong with that? Or are you just trying to find fault in what I said in order to pick a fight, as usual? You get so triggered by anything I type now, and it’s comical, to say the least. Maybe you should spend more time doing anything else other than trying to pick a fight with me about things you don’t know about (like LTE bands), especially since you always lose in the end.

49. Venom

Posts: 3545; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Translation: "Venom is totally right about me and I'm just going to deflect and deny like I always do. I'm triggered by what he says, so I'm going to start trouble with him in One+ articles now." FIFY. No need to thank me.

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