OnePlus 6T to have new OxygenOS UI, improved camera and additional navigation gestures

OnePlus 6T to have new OxygenOS UI, improved camera and additional navigation gestures
A post written by OnePlus was posted in the company's forum and revealed some interesting information about the OnePlus 6T. The company says that it wanted to "express the OnePlus design language in our UI, making this the most distinct and intuitive version of OxygenOS yet." In other words, the phone will debut a new UI for OxygenOS. The camera has been improved and a new Do Not Disturb mode and navigation gestures are said to make the OnePlus 6T run smoother than past OnePlus handsets.

With the new navigation gestures, when you swipe up in an app, the app will follow your finger. You'll also be able to swap between two recent apps by making a quick flick from the bottom of the screen toward the right of the screen. And Google Assistant can be activated by holding the power button for half a second. With the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform powering the phone, OnePlus added an AI-based algorithm that will learn when you sleep. This will allow the OnePlus 6T to know when it can slow down on updating apps in the background, which results in extended battery life.

The OnePlus 6T will be unveiled on October 30 in New York City and will feature its Screen Unlock in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone will carry a 6.4-inch OLED display with a waterdrop notch and a resolution of 1080 x 2340. That works out to an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is under the hood with 6GB/8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of native storage inside. A dual camera setup is on back, with a 25MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 3700mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie will be pre-installed.

And don't forget that for the first time ever, we could see a OnePlus handset available via a U.S. carrier. T-Mobile will reportedly offer the OnePlus 6T in its stores. OnePlus surely has come a long way from those days when an invitation was required to buy a OnePlus phone.

Related phones

  • 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



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

New UI, eh? I honestly wonder if it's going to look like iOS? The phone will have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio; same as new iPhones and there's also a notch and the interface will be gestures based so... It's only logical to assume something like that! Oh well, G'Day!

5. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

So true! I am sure when we first boot this device, we would get a choice to boot into either Android Pie or IOS 12. Choose wisely!

2. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Since these are software based, I'm assuming they will soon be ported to the older phones as well, given Oneplus's history.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Really like the 6T but without wireless charging it is less appealing to me. Nice that OP is bringing a new UI and new gestures.

4. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

You can save 5 seconds daily from your life by using wireless charging and charge your phone super slowly, or waste 5 seconds and charge your phone several times faster than wirelessly. Priorities I guess.

6. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

While I agree with you that wired charging is much quicker than wireless, I would also argue that the convenience of just placing the phone on a pad next to your bed when lying down is worth the slower charge, just so you don't have to sit up or look for the cable. When you need a quick top up, a USB-C port and wire will always be there. Not to mention that some of us are already invested in the QI charging thing with multiple wireless chargers set up at various points, so going to a phone that doesn't have it would somehow feel like you've been cheated, no matter how trivial it may seem to most users. It's like with most things; once you have it and get used to having it, having it taken away will seem like a loss or a step backwards.

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