More people lined up for the OnePlus 6T than for Apple's iPhones, T-Mobile confirms

More people lined up for the OnePlus 6T than for Apple's iPhones, T-Mobile confirms

When it comes to generating interest among consumers with smartphone launches, Apple undeniably takes the crown. But according to T-Mobile, OnePlus is now giving the world’s most valuable company a run for its money.

As many of you may know, the OnePlus 6T was announced this past Monday in New York. Shortly after the event, T-Mobile opened up sales of the smartphone in its flagship Times Square store three days early. And today, the third-largest carrier has announced that OnePlus’ latest device generated a longer line of people than Apple’s iPhone XS series in September.

How many units T-Mobile has managed to sell through its Times Square store so far remains unclear. However, with online pre-orders set to commence tomorrow, the amount of interest the smartphone has already generated suggests the OnePlus 6T will undoubtedly be the best-selling OnePlus device so far.

For those unaware, T-Mobile acts as the smartphone’s exclusive carrier in the US and is currently selling the Midnight Black model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Usually, this particular version would command a price of $579. However, customers that trade in one of over 30 eligible devices can obtain the flagship for just $279.

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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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26 Comments

1. skwy1963

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

ha ha . about dam time. the big companys get some competetion.

12. toukale

Posts: 668; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Apple have discourage this for a few years now, since Angela took over retail 3 years ago. They have moved on from that and I am glad. Is the one plus going to sell 9 million in their launched weekend? Because that's what the XR did. Not only that T-mobile practically gave the phone away. You don't pat yourself in situation like this.

14. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Having said all that, read the article title again.

24. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

So iPhones haven't been given away Sprint is offering the XR free to just signupjustbstop it dude. All carriers run huge deals to get more subscribers. Remember those BOGo deals you all claimed iPhones did need?

3. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

To think, it was funny when Pete said that in the future there would only be Apple, Samsung, and OnePlus...if they can keep cranking out amazing devices then maybe this might come to pass.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

There are some key things missing for me in the 6T and a notch is a notch, just bad design but this could be phone of the year.

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Just out of interest, what are the key things that are missing for you?

7. OneLove123

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Jack, NFC and probably ip68.

8. Armeniandave

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

It has NFC and is splash resistant. If you look at videos the 6 actually survived under water so there is definitely some water resistance.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

All of this although I can make do without a headphone Jack if I had to, especially with my Icons but wont give up wireless charging and a healthy IP rating. Also would rather not walk away from Samsung Pay although I could make do with GPay.

17. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

To be honest, i love Samsung's Hardware. They do HW the best, even the quality is best unlike the others. But what puts me off is their software TouchWiz/Experience UI. Having owned their S4, Note 4 and S6 Edge in the past, i am never going back to that software. Only if they could offer OxygenOS on their hardware. Man, that would be an absolutely amazing device!

18. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

you have got to be kidding the touchwiz is in no way close to the gs6 thats like saying you 94 corolla drives like your 2014 lexus

21. JCASS889

Posts: 606; Member since: May 18, 2018

you should try the new ones, alot better, the s4 was horrible, but the s9+ is fast as ever

25. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Half their hardware wouldn't work if you added Oxygen OS. And the days of TW being laggy are long since gone.

15. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 279; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

“Wait a minute I’m perplexed, compliment me on a line diss me on the next damn”

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

He has a weird beard ;)

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'm getting two early in the morning.

9. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

One for each ear?

13. OneLove123

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Yep. Why not when one line is free?

11. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

I worked at that store on Monday, we received 2000 units (1800 T-Mobile, 200 unlocked) we sold 974 units from 5pm when sales started to 11 pm time the store closed. There is clearly a demand for this phone, I even got one;

16. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 279; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

Probably shouldn’t disclose that. Never know who’s reading that.

26. ZombieHunter

Posts: 268; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Um, it's not a secret.... and really... no one cares.

20. Sparkxster

Posts: 1245; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

That trade in deal is hard to beat only $279 for a great all around phone! It's missing some key features for me like wireless charging, no headphone jack, but it's a great value to get a well rounded flagship phone. And it's great to see them finally being available on a US carrier.

22. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Goes to show that if you make good phones at fair prices, people will buy them. Now that OnePlus has a retail channel in the US, this could really cause some heartburn for the other manufacturers. Now the average Joe doesn't know who OnePlus is, but OnePlus clearly has a lot of street cred via word of mouth. We are seeing the rise of OnePlus as a serious player in the smartphone market.

23. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

My wife, who couldn’t give a crap about phones, told me yesterday she wanted a Oneplus 6T. I had to do a double take. Word is getting around somehow.

27. skwy1963

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

i'm so excited for this company. going up against the big boys

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