The OnePlus 6T is getting a decent price cut in the US

The OnePlus 6T is getting a decent price cut in the US
The OnePlus 7 has just been announced but it’s not coming to the US. Instead, for the first time, OnePlus will continue to sell last year’s flagship at a discounted price alongside the premium OnePlus 7 Pro.

Starting May 17th, the OnePlus 6T will be available to purchase at a $30 discount through both the company’s official website and T-Mobile. This means that, come next Friday, the OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost just $549 in the US. Similarly, the variant with double the storage will retail at $599, down from its previous price tag of $629.

As for the entry-level model with 6GB of RAM that used to be available, this would theoretically cost just $519 following today’s newly-announced discounts. However, in order to keep revenues up, the company has chosen to instead discontinue the model entirely.

The OnePlus 6T, like the OnePlus 7 that succeeds it, boasts a large 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED display paired with Android 9 Pie and a 3,700mAh battery. However, as a result of the smartphone’s age, it carries last year’s Snapdragon 845 rather than the newer Snapdragon 855 found inside the OnePlus 7 series. 

Other features include an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a dual-camera setup on the rear, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Also worth pointing out is the fact that the OnePlus 6T is eligible for the company’s Android Q Beta.

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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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8 Comments

1. superguy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

How can you call $30 a decent price cut? You can already get Samsungs for $150-250 off - or more. That's barely 5%. Meanwhile the rest of the world pays the old 6T price about and gets all the upgrades. $30 is an insult. Knocking at least $100 off of the 8 GB 6T would be a half-decent consolation prize. Way to pour salt in the wound, OP.

2. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

What they should have done is drop the 6t and sell the 7 in the US. Not skip the 7 and continue selling the 6t with a whopping 5% price drop.

5. superguy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

They probably had a bunch of 6Ts leftover and needed to dump them. What they should have done is sold the 7 in the US and cut the price on the 6Ts and market them in more price sensitive parts in the world. Or if they wanted to take the fight to Google - put the 6T in the $425 and slug it out there. Folks could then choose performance or camera. That would be an interesting fight.

3. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

nah, not at all. Oneplus is done. Is competing with LG and Samsung. I don't think so. I guess next best thing would be the Red Magic 3

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1069; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Camera sucks in that magic 3. Plus, the battery ain’t that great for having 5000mah.

4. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The whole idea of OnePlus is already dead. I can get Samsung S10 for similar price. And yes - it will have 3.5 mm jack, water resistance certification, excellent speakers, more compact size. And to my taste - screen hole looks much more modern than notch.

7. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I can only hope that Nokia gets their head outta their ass and give us a true flagship phone and price it less than Oneplus. Give me 3 proven cameras not some spec monkey 5 camera garbage. Snap 855 with 6GB of ram or more, good quality screen, and with wireless charging. Oh yeah and no damned curved screen.

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

30$ cut is just Half-decent. 55 to 60$ cut (10% minimum) may be called as decent, imho..

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