OnePlus 8T release date, price, features and news

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The second week of October 2020 was an interesting week. Apple announced the iPhone 12 series, Amazon Prime Day sales came and went, and OnePlus also joined the party with the launch of the highly-anticipated flagship phone, the OnePlus 8T.

We have compiled here all the information about the OnePlus 8T: design, display, release date, specs, reviews and news.

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- Snapdragon 865, 5G, 12GB RAM, 6.6" 120Hz AMOLED
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OnePlus 8T Release date

The OnePlus 8T is available through starting October 23rd.

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OnePlus 8T Price

This year, OnePlus surprised us with a higher-than-usual price for the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. It looks like OnePlus is now really stepping into the big flagship vendor arena, most likely with aims to rival Samsung and Apple smartphones.

Confirming this tendency, the OnePlus 8T price is $749 and the OnePlus 8T will be available through on October 23rd. Additionally, users in the United States can purchase the OnePlus 8 on and the OnePlus 8T 5G from T-Mobile.

OnePlus 8T Specs

Well, the OnePlus 8T specifications are definitely those of a premium and very powerful smartphone:

  • Display: AMOLED, 6.55 inches, 120Hz display refresh rate, FHD+ resolution
  • Camera: quad-camera system: main sensor 48MP, 16MP ultra-wide, dedicated macro and monochrome sensor
  • Hardware: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G, 8 or 12 GB of RAM
  • Storage: base model 128GB
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 65W Warp Charge fast charging
  • OS: Android 11, OxygenOS 11

But not all is known about a phone by just looking at the spec sheet, is it? We have took out the OnePlus 8T for a spin in our OnePlus 8T Review, where you can see camera samples, performance and battery score, and more interesting facts about the OnePlus 8T.

OnePlus 8T Design

The OnePlus 8T is surrounded by extremely thin bezels and features a tiny punch-hole selfie camera on the left-hand side of its beautiful display.

The front and rear panels are glass, while the OnePlus' aluminum frame houses a power button and Alert Slider on the right, a volume rocker on the left, and the USB-C port on the bottom. Most likely, the bottom-firing speaker will produce stereo sound together with the earpiece speaker, for immersive media consumption or gaming, and we will tell you all about its sound when we get our review unit. Our OnePlus 8T review is coming soon, so don't forget to check our website for it!

The OnePlus flagship comes in the following color variants: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver.

This year we will not be seeing a McLaren edition of the handset.

OnePlus 8T Display

The OnePlus 8T comes equipped with a gorgeous 6.55-inch AMOLED display, the same size as the one on the OnePlus 8. However, this time the display features a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and will support a Full-HD+ 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution with 402PPI, making us excited about the gaming and media consumption experience on this phone. What’s more, OnePlus says that the OnePlus 8T display earned an A+ score on DisplayMate.

Its peak brightness is 1,100 nits, and additionally OnePlus states that this smartphone features the best color accuracy in the mobile industry.

Here's how it compares to the competition:

Indeed, we expect the OnePlus 8T to not lack any color accuracy or dynamics on that beautiful big display.

OnePlus 8T Camera

The modern design of the camera bump on the OnePlus 8T makes it distinguishable from the OnePlus 8. Its main camera features a 48MP sensor, accompanied by a 16MP ultra-wide camera, and both are complemented by a dedicated macro sensor and monochrome lens.

Additionally, OnePlus says the Nightscape mode has been improved for better night-time or low-light shots.

Improving the video experience is a new Video Portrait mode which assures the OnePlus 8T’s AI produces a natural-looking bokeh effect, accurately detecting and analyzing the human and blurring the background appropriately.

The phone’s selfie camera is equipped with a 16MP shooter.
You might also want to see photo samples and an OnePlus 8T, Pixel 5 and Galaxy S20 FE camera comparison, and which phone does the better job in daylight, night photos, zoom, selfies, and portrait shots.

OnePlus 8T Hardware

The OnePlus 8T features the Snapdragon 865, with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, which enables the faster 5G connectivity.

The OnePlus 8T features up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM + 256GB UFS3.1 fast storage, to assure the smartphone’s performance remains snappy and fast no matter what task you throw at it. The base model comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, which is again, plenty, and a 128GB storage capacity option.

OnePlus 8T Battery

This year OnePlus is giving quite the solid battery cells to its flagship devices, and the OnePlus 8T is no different: it comes with a big 4500 mAh battery, which supports the newest 65W Warp charge. OnePlus says this fast charging will charge the smartphone in just 15 minutes, which we will soon check in our own battery benchmarks.

OnePlus 8T 5G support

The OnePlus 8T supports the fast speed of the 5G network where it is available. Stay tuned for our OnePlus 8T review and comparisons with OnePlus 8T rivals.

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