OnePlus 6T has official Verizon support in the cards, which would be a huge deal

OnePlus 6T has official Verizon support in the cards, which would be a huge deal
OnePlus has been selling some of the world’s best Android smartphones at pretty much unbeatable prices for several years now, but until today, the 6T wasn’t shaping up as the greatest “flagship killer” out there.

That’s because the increasingly ambitious company may need to jack up the price of its one and only device to be available this holiday season while ditching the good old fashioned 3.5 mm audio port.

But the latest OnePlus 6T rumor making the rounds courtesy of “multiple different industry sources” quoted by lead PCMag mobile analyst Sascha Segan sounds like a potential game changer.

Not only is this expected to be the cult brand’s first-ever product sold directly through a US carrier, but a different local wireless service provider may offer support for it as well. We’re not talking just any US mobile network operator either, but the biggest of them all. The “Big Red.”

That’s right, if these “multiple sources” prove accurate, the unlocked OnePlus 6T could come with LTE Band 13 compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to buy the thing from its manufacturer, then take it to Verizon for activation. That all still depends on the carrier’s notoriously rigorous certification process, though, which is reportedly not finished yet.

If the OP6T does end up featuring LTE Band 13 support without Verizon’s proper certification, major compatibility issues could arise down the line even if the phone starts off working just fine on America’s largest wireless network.

In other words, maybe don’t get too excited just yet. And under no circumstances should you expect to see the OnePlus 6T in Verizon stores in addition to T-Mobile shops. If anything big is in the works, it’s for the phone’s unlocked variant. But this would still be a big, big deal for a small company with a worldwide cult following, mainstream presence in markets like India, and near-total US irrelevance.

None of the company's domestic rivals can even dare to dream of an official carriage deal with T-Mobile and compatibility with Verizon right now, as the biggest of them all is effectively banned from major US networks.

source: PCMag

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  • 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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11 Comments

1. aodmisery

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

Essential phone had Verizon support. But Verizon still blocked WiFi calling and other features from the phone. Same will happen more than likely to this phone

7. burkett375

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

currently have an essential on verizon. I'm not missing anything.

2. gsengillo

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

This would be amazing but will probably not happen at all.

3. j_grouchy

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

I mean, I guess I understand that Verizon is reliable and all...but I just could never justify paying their rates.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Total Wireless FTW. (Alright, it's not exactly the same. There's no VoLTE or WiFi call support. But the service and download speeds are excellent.)

5. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 635; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

What is actually a big deal is - that if there is no headphone jack support, there will be no my support.

9. Fred3

Posts: 309; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

When all phones get rid of it what would you do then?

11. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 635; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Go back to using portable audio players for music. What DAC did they put in the One Plus 6T? Oh wait - they didn't.

6. burkett375

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2103; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Adding Huawei and OnePlus will only take away from Samsung’s fan base. As you seen exclusively sold devices does nothing to branding and long term sales of a product.

10. Abie6972

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

So this is an "official" rumor? Based on the title this is fact. But based on the article its a possibility. Congratulations Adrian, you have officially confused everybody, or at least that's what I've heard.

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