This year OnePlus has changed its strategy, no longer launching “flagship killers,” but real flagships with OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, and expanding its catalog with OnePlus Nord.
And that’s not all: there are still budget devices, a smartwatch, and another pair of true wireless headphones on the way. But one thing does not change: the T version of the top of the range will also be released this year.
Until now the rumors had outlined a rather complete identikit of the device – there was talk of a 120Hz AMOLED screen, quad-cam, and Snapdragon 865 – but there was still confusion about the price. Then Amazon (Germany, specifically) and OnePlus itself put a hand in it, and seem to have clarified any doubts.
The well-known leaker Ishan Agarwal, in fact, shared the screen of an Amazon page dedicated to OnePlus 8T which shows all the main hardware features and the prices of the two configurations that will be available.
The new smartphone will have a 6.5-inch FHD + display and, as expected, a 120 Hz refresh rate that OnePlus itself wanted to officially confirm via social media and press release. Under the body there will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor , a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W Warp Charge and 8 or 12 GB of RAM, flanked by 128 or 256 GB of internal memory.
The rear camera will be a 48 (with OIS) + 16 + 5 + 2 MP quad-cam , while the front camera will be just a 16 MP one. And then there is the price, which Agarwal himself defines perhaps too good to be true : 599 euros for the version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and 699 euros for the one with 12 GB and 256 GB of storage.
The news of the last hour concerns the refresh rate of the screen, which will reach 120Hz. OnePlus itself says so, which guarantees users ” an ultra-fluid display with exceptional color accuracy ” made possible also by the sampling rate that goes up to 240Hz and reduced latency. In short, ideal for gaming and beyond.
- panel undergoes the same calibration process as the OnePlus 8 series
- Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) of approximately 0.3
- 100% DCI-P3
- A + according to DisplayMate
- FHD + 2.5D flat flexible display
- HDR10 + standard
- flickering sensor (the same as OP8 Pro) with better environmental sensitivity
- increased the brightness adjustment scale to 8,192 levels (8 times the brightness level detectable by the human eye)
- luminescent material, the same as the 8 series, to reduce blue light
Also for the fast charge Warp Charge at 65W has arrived the formalization through the social channels of Oneplus which continues with its marketing strategy already used during the launch phase of OnePlus Nord.
In the past few hours, a link has been released to open via smartphone that shows a three-dimensional representation of two batteries that are recharged simultaneously in a short time.
With a charging speed more than doubled compared to its predecessor, Warp Charge 65 is able to fully charge the OnePlus 8T’s 4500mAh battery in 39 minutes and reach about 58% in just 15 minutes.
The new dual battery configuration of Warp Charge 65, the note continues, allows the OnePlus 8T to recharge at more than double the speed of Warp Charge 30T. With this new configuration, both batteries can charge at more than 30W at the same time without overheating even while using the phone.
The OnePlus Warp Charge 65 power supply is also designed to offer high compatibility with other devices, has a dual-end USB-C port design, and supports all previous OnePlus charging protocols. It also provides up to 45W PD charging, giving users the ability to charge multiple support devices such as laptops or tablets.
OnePlus has also inserted an additional encryption chip to the charger and 12 temperature sensors in the smartphone, to allow OnePlus devices to charge intelligently and efficiently in different situations. A new heat dissipation system has also been included on the OnePlus 8T, designed to keep the charging temperature at an optimal level.
OnePlus has also officially confirmed that OnePlus 8T will be natively based on OxygenOS 11. With the exception of Google products, it will therefore be the first smartphone to be launched with Android 11.
The novelties of OxygenOS 11 are quite numerous and focus mainly on an unprecedented design for the user interface, the Always On Display mode (debuting on the devices of the Asian brand), new options dedicated to the dark mode, and much more.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- Screen: 6.5 inches, FHD +, 120Hz
- Front 16 MP
- Rear 48 + 16 + 5 + 2MP
- 8GB RAM, 128GB internal
- 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB internal
- Battery: 4,500 mAh, Warp Charge 65 W
- Colors: Aquamarine Green, Lunar Silver
- OS: OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11
- Prices: 599 euros (8 + 128 GB), 699 euros (12 + 256 GB)
At the moment – it is worth pointing out – this is particularly “hot” information, but not yet official (except for the details of the screen). Before CEO Pete Lau tells us the price of the new gem we will have to wait a few more weeks ( until October 14, to be precise ): in the meantime, however, with a post on Weibo, he reminds us of what should remain one of the key features of the devices OnePlus, even with the introduction of OxygenOS 11 which for the first time stands out from the approach very close to Android Stock of the previous customizations. We are talking about speed, and the ability to preserve it over time.
Lau in fact asks what is the main feature that can allow a flagship to really define itself as such, and identifies it precisely in the ability to withstand time: specifically, to maintain brilliant performance even after 3 years from launch.
And then he jokes with a user who asks him why he should change his 5T for three years after the purchase it is still snappy. The CEO clearly highlights the ability of OnePlus products to remain to perform over time and however ensures that he will soon give a good reason to recommend 8T even to those who are still very happy with their old OnePlus.