The brand has officially launched the OnePlus 8 T less than a month after the arrival of the OnePlus 8 series. But the OnePlus 8T is basically an update to the OnePlus 8. Not much has changed though.
Most things are basically the same. Same 6.55-inch OLED panel, same 120Hz refresh rate, but a new flat display for the sake of mobile gaming. Not necessarily a bad thing but they could’ve just released the same phone.
On that note, OnePlus also announced that the OnePlus 8T will be able to run Epic Games’ Fortnite at 90 fps. In its Game Space mode, the brand has also added a new box that allows customers to activate the onboard Fnatic Mode seamlessly or just to quickly notify their friends.
How about the specs for the OnePlus 8T? Pretty much the same too; Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 12GB RAM, between 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage capacity. Only difference is that it has a larger 4500mAh capacity split into 2 cells. The split battery is to accommodate the brand’s super-fast 65W WarpCharge.
Having 2 battery cells within the phone allows the OnePlus 8T to sustainably retain more power, while also allowing it to gain 60% of its battery back with just 15 minutes of charging. Moreover, OnePlus says that the phone battery will still be able to retain 80% of its charge.
OnePlus will bundle the Warp Charge 65 wall charger with every purchase of the OnePlus 8T, and will sell the adapter separately at a later date.
Now on to the most important thing on a phone; the camera. The OnePlus 8T’s main camera module has a new monochrome sensor, but other than that, it pretty much has the same camera modules as its predecessor. Same 48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultrawide that’s been tweaked slightly to have a wider 123° viewing angle, a 2MP depth sensor and same 16MP sensor selfie camera.
At launch, the OnePlus 8T runs on the latest Oxygen OS 11 that the brand promises will provide the “fastest and smoothest” Android experience. Preorders for the OnePlus 8T starts from today in the EU and US, with general availability slated for 20 October in the EU, and 23 October in the US.
Pricing starts from 599 Euros (RM2922) for the 8GB + 128GB variant, while the 12GB + 256GB model will retail for 699 Euros (RM3410). In the US, only the latter unit will be available in the country and at a retail price of US$749 (RM3108).
OnePlus will also be selling custom bumper casings for the OnePlus 8T, starting from US$24.99 (RM103) for the Sandstone design, US$39.99 (RM166) for the Karbon, and US$34.99 (RM145) for the special transparent Cyborg Cyan casing.