The OnePlus 3T is official with updated specs and starting price of $439

We might be at the tail-end of 2016, but that doesn't mean there aren't new smartphones to be released. We've been hearing rumors about a slightly updated OnePlus 3 for weeks now, and OnePlus has just officially taken the wraps off of that device - the OnePlus 3T. Official specs for the phone were leaked on OnePlus's website earlier today before the company's live stream announcement on Facebook, but we now have confirmation from the company on these specs and information on how much the phone will actually cost.

As we already learned earlier today, the OnePlus 3T will come equipped with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, and OnePlus will be sticking with Optic AMOLED panels despite previous rumors that the company would be making the switch to LED. The Snapdragon 821 processor that's clocked at 2.35GHz will be powering the phone (as opposed to the 820 that's in the OnePlus 3), and just like the OnePlus 3, the 3T will feature 6GB of RAM for all of your multi-tasking needs. However, when it comes to storage options, the 3T will feature not only 64GB, but a 128GB option as well. The rear camera on the 3T is the same 16MP Sony IMX 298 sensor found on the OnePlus 3, but OnePlus has said that they've improved the video-recording experience. The real changes are found with the front-facing camera, as it's been upgraded from 8MP on the OnePlus 3 to 16MP on the 3T.

In addition to the announcement of the OnePlus 3T, OnePlus also took the wraps off of a new beta program for Oxygen OS. For all future updates to Oxygen OS, OnePlus will first release a closed beta program to select users, and then push it out to the OnePlus community. It was also announced that Android 7.0 Nougat will soon be making its way both the OnePlus 3 and 3T later this year, and OnePlus was quick to reassure everyone that both phones will be receiving the same exact software updates at the same time. However, the 3T will ship with an updated version of Oxygen OS that features a few new tweaks and additions that currently don't exist one the OnePlus 3.

As for pricing and availability, the OnePlus 3T will start at $439 for the 64GB model and $479 for the 128GB one. The device will be available a week from now on Tuesday, November 22nd in the US and in Europe on Monday, November 28th. 

source: OnePlus

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

If only my oneplus 3 had the same battery capacity. It's literally the same size I mean wtf man.

2. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

based on the spec sheet, looks like they added CDMA support for this phone, which is a significant upgrade if they are compatible with Verizon and Sprint.

23. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

That would be utterly amazing!!! The Verizon community has been waiting for something like this! Wish it has qi charging

3. Moldu

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 28, 2016

A real disappointment

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2482; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

For a mid-cycle refresh this is disappointing? I mean it's not like this is the One Plus 4. It's just meant as a refresh to stay competitive and for those who didn't buy the original. I think as far as refreshes go, this has more improvements than even some manufacturers that update their phones yearly.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

And why should they do a mid cycle refresh in the first place? If every oem out there did mid-cycle refreshes do you think oneplus would even be able to survive there?

19. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Because maybe they intentionally limited the one plus with 820 to give more focus to the 821 model? They're business and they should always compete with the latest. If they won't move they will become a nobody in no time. And $479 for 128gb storage phone? That's already some improvement for a mid cycle.

26. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2482; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well first of all it appears they are still going to offer the original OP3 alongside this newer refresh model, hopefully at a lower price. But speaking to your larger point, even if other manufacturers did it they could still compete on price alone. And as to why do a mid cycle refresh? Maybe they saw that there was enough improvements to make to satisfy consumers looking for top end specs at a lower price. It's actually a very smart business decision because this could undercut sales of the Pixel phone and others coming out with a Snapdragon 821. People looking at the spec sheet over UI differences may see this as an opportunity to own a high end device for a cheaper price. Also other manufacturers wouldn't do midcycle refreshes because the overwhelming majority of them offer different products at different times a year. Example: Samsung releases the S series in the spring and the Note series in the fall. Mid cycle refreshes would cannibalize sales of the other models. OnePlus doesn't have that problem because they only offer one product and at a price point that others can rarely compete with. They aren't risking cannibalization of sales because they also produce a lower quantity anyways. There's no products left on the shelves they have to still sell.

15. michaelny2001

Posts: 343; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

you made a great point. This is only for those who didn't buy the original. I did buy it the first 10 minutes it came out and i am very happy with my OP3. Sadly, the price went up 10% but there are also better specs. Worth it? I don't know. I think it's a psychological change 399 looks nice. 439, goes closer to pixel, samsung, htc, etc. I miss the nexus times...

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So the OnePlus One was £269 and this will be around £399? Edit: that was a rough guess, pretty accurate on my part :)

28. michaelny2001

Posts: 343; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

sadly Frank that Brexit screwed up the entire world on so many levels. from 270 pounds at 1.45 dollars to pounds now to 399 at the new rate of 1.2. :-( it is still worth it though. i have the OP3 and i wouldn't go back to anything. Samsung HTC are way too overpriced. I guess chose the lesser of the 2 evils. lol

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

This OnePlus 3T isn't much of a worthy upgrade over the OnePlus 3, though the latter is now rare and hard to get. OnePlus deserves big sales with this 3T which is can potentially become a hit!

9. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

I think OnePlus did the right thing by not changing much more about the device. If they went for a QHD display and new camera sensor, their fans, who already purchased the OP3, would be pretty disappointed.

6. War_Destroyer

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 03, 2016

I'd definitely get the 3T for $39 more over the original OP3.

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2656; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The weird thing is that all this does for me is make the Axon 7 look even more attractive.

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

People have to understand this isnt aimed at OP3 owners, its aimed at OP2 owners or last years flagship owners looking for a great value phone. Not only that OP3 and OP3T will get same updates at same time. Seriously stop bitching over nothing.

13. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

I don't have a op3, but I'd be rather annoyed with this mid cycle version if I did.

17. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Why? If they upgraded the rear camera I would have been a little annoyed but as it is I don't really care about the 3T. SD821 - Not much difference there. 3400mAh - that's 400mAh more, big deal. I would be more impressed if they figured out why the OnePlus 3 battery life is so inconsistent rather just increasing the battery size. 16MP Front Camera - lulz?

14. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Hold on don't tell me it's only a GSM phone

16. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The price point is too high I bought the OnePlus 3 for £309 before they bumped it up-to £329 due to brexit (lies) and now they expect people to pay £399 the same phone with a few bumped up specs. I'm not sure this is going to sell all that well, they should have upgraded the rear camera as well.

18. keaheng

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

They updated the hardware faster than OS

21. KingSam

Posts: 1494; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Daydream support most likely.

22. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I'd still buy this over any other current phone (considering its great price) but the new gun metal color is still a tad disappointing. Was expecting 3T to have a black color option like the iPhone 7 (as rumored).


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I much prefer the graphite silver color from the original, but whatever...

25. Brapi

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

Is this daydream ready? I mean if it isn't it's quite a bummer. Nothing much to separate it from the original OP3

27. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Wow I'd say that's a steal worth the $80 extra

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