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OnePlus 6T Review – A Teardrop Notch, Minimal Bezels and Gorgeous Amount of Battery

OnePlus 6T - Review, Release Date, Pricing & Specifications - Australia

OnePlus 6T instead of being subject to rumors and leaks like Google Pixel 3 XL was, OnePlus has been revealing information about OnePlus 6T in Australia quite slowly – serving to increase users’ excitement more and more. Not so long back, we’ve seen OnePlus has confirmed that OnePlus 6T is going to be loaded with an on-screen fingerprint scanner as it ditches the standard headphone jack.

Speculations on the table indicate that it will be much easier for OnePlus 6T to replace a few months old OnePlus 6 – itself a successful smartphone handling to match devices nearly twice its rates. The handset isn’t likely to be shaped up the OnePlus 6’s formula a lot but even so, it’s already shaping up to be one of 2018’s most eye-catching and jaw-dropping smartphones. In our OnePlus 6T review in Australia below, let’s find out what does it bring.

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OnePlus 6T Release Date in Australia

The official OnePlus 6T release date in Australia isn’t decided, however, it will officially be launched at an event in New York on 30th October 2018. After launch, it will be available to pre-order but will start landing on shelves on November 6th, 2018.

The Indian audience might get some freebies with it as an Amazon India listing shows you’ll get free USB-C earphones as well as some Amazon credit. This offer is only available on pre-orders.

Though Australian availability is unknown but it will be easier to get hold of in the UK via various stores as compared to OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6T Price in Australia

The OnePlus 6T Price in Australia is something we are running out of words on, as OnePlus itself announced that the price will be going a little up to account for expensive new components (perhaps due to an on-screen fingerprint scanner).

As a reminder, OnePlus 6 started at AU$840 and there’s no doubt that prices have been creeping up gradually so it’s most likely that OnePlus 6T won’t be near to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS.

OnePlus 6T Specs in Australia

The handset houses a gorgeous and bright 6.4-inches AMOLED based screen with a maximum resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels and there’s 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The brain behind OnePlus 6T is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Adreno 630 manages graphics department. Other OnePlus 6T specifications in Australia are highlighted below.

  • Dimensions: 157.5 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM
  • Display Size: 6.4-inches AMOLED Screen (84.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2340 Pixels 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • ROM: 128GB (Expandable Further Up to 256GB via microSD)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 20MP
  • Front Camera: 25MP
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (on-screen), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Compass
  • Battery: 3700mAh (Fast Charging Dash Charge)
  • Colors: Mirror Black (Glass Back), Midnight Black (Metal Back)

Note: Take these above specifications as a pinch of salt as final and accurate specifications will revealed after it lands on shelves officially.

OnePlus 6T Design

After so many months and weeks, finally, the first legitimate-looking image of OnePlus 6T has been published. The handset is in 2 colors – Mirror Black and Midnight Black. The Midnight Black has lightly lower-key matte finish whereas Mirror Black is glossy. Out front, you’ll see a waterdrop-like Notch with enough room to sports FaceTime sensor. This is the same Notch we’ve already seen in Oppo R17.

Outback, there’s a dual camera configuration instead of a tri-camera. That’s not really surprising to see, as OnePlus is still sticking with the same or at least a very similar rear camera setup. At the bottom, USB-C port is holding its position and power and volume keys are mounted on the left side of the handset.

OnePlus 6T Screen Unlock

The OnePlus 6T sports an on-screen fingerprint scanner which is being called “Screen Unlock” by OnePlus. It works reliably enough to serve as the main method of authentication and it’s something other top-tier brands such as Huawei and Oppo failed to achieve with their most expensive devices.

Earlier, OnePlus in its teaser has confirmed that 6T’s fingerprint scanner will be “light-sensitive” – which is an optical scanner instead of an ultrasonic one.

OnePlus 6T Camera

On paper, OnePlus 6T is backed by a dual rear camera configuration – 12MP with an aperture of f/1.5-2.4 and a 20MP f/2.6 lens alongside 3D Stereo lens – so there are total three lenses. But most recent rumors suggest only 2 rear lenses. We’re not sure about it, for now.

The front side, on the other hand, has a gorgeous and solid 25MP FaceTime sensor for capturing lovely moments and making video calls with your loved ones. That’s it.

No Headphone Jack

The OnePlus’ Co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that the next handset will drop the headphone jack. However, users will find a 3.5mm jack adapter in the box. It’s been now 2 years since Apple removed a headphone jack, and the entirety of Apple’s most recently released iPhone lineup is jack-less. Google followed it too with Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last year and Google Pixel 3 XL.

OnePlus has added an adapter in the box, enabling you to plug your 3.5mm connected headphones into a headset but you will no longer be able to charge it simultaneously.

OnePlus 6T RAM, Storage, and OS

The brain behind OnePlus 6T is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with a whopping 8GB of RAM and Adreno 630 for managing graphics department in a well way. The onboard memory is 128GB for storing loads and loads of data and most important of all, you would be allowed to expand it up to 256GB with a help of microSD card.

The device is rumored to run on Android Pie 9.0 operating system but online sources are suggesting that it’ll run on Android Oreo 8.1 and will get updates later.

OnePlus 6T Battery

The OnePlus itself confirmed that OnePlus 6T will be powered by an improved battery but it’s not clear how much will it be improved. Rumors around suggesting 3700mAh non-removable battery which is marginally bigger over OnePlus 6 (3300mAh) but quite lower as compared to Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (4000mAh). Be noted, OnePlus 6T wouldn’t house a wireless charging as the company has confirmed.

Related Article: OnePlus 6T – Full Phone Specifications in Australia

Review overview

Design 9
Display8
Camera8
Performance9
Storage 8
Price7
Battery8

The Pros

  • Super-fast Performance
  • Bright and Crisp Screen
  • Quality-Oriented Camera
  • Gorgeous Amount of Battery
  • Expandable Onboard Memory

The Cons

  • Lacks Wireless Charging
  • Headphone Jack Is Missing
  • Australian Availability is Unknown
  • Few Color Options to Choose From
  • Outdated Android Operating System

Summary

8.1What features are you looking for on OnePlus 6T? Do you want to have a massive 512GB of onboard memory or HDR screen for immersive visual experience? Are you a little disappointed about a headphone jack or scouting for wireless charging? Whatever you are looking for or want to see, let us know down in the comments section below. And don’t forget to share it with your nearest and dearest.