OnePlus 8T is now official! The company’s successor to the OnePlus 8 offers some improvements and significant changes that make it closer to OnePlus 8 Pro. The biggest upgrades, by far, are 120Hz AMOLED with up to 1100nits, 65W Warp Charge, Android 11 out of the box, and Night Mode for videos. All that for a starting price of €599 (~Php34,200) for the base model with 8GB/128GB and €699 (~Php40,000) for the 12GB/256GB. The US will only get the top model for only $749(~Php36,400). Pre-order opens today, including Europe, with shipping starting on Oct. 20th in the US and 23rd in Europe.
This time around, the OnePlus 8T only comes in two colorways — Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver. The former has the same characteristics as the Interstellar Glow of the 8, sans the ugly fingerprint smudges and subtler hues. As for the latter, it comes in a matte frosted finish, which should make smudges harder to spot. Overall, the build is slimmer and lighter compared to the previous generation, despite having a 285% larger heat dissipation inside.
At the core of the OnePlus 8T is Snapdragon 865, and not the Plus variant. It’s not a big deal as OnePlus devices tend to be faster than most, thanks to the clean and lightweight Oxygen OS. However, the version you’re getting is based on Android 11, with UI tweaks that make the one-hand experience a bit easy. OnePlus has also partnered with Bitmoji to provide support for emojis on Always-On Display and messaging. They even boasted better camera quality with Snapchat.
The camera experience gets a slight upgrade, thanks to the addition of the 2MP depth lens. Otherwise, it’s still the same 48MP sensor with 16MP ultrawide and 5MP macro. On the software side, OnePlus is introducing Video Nightscape that works like Night Mode for photos. Additionally, you can capture videos with real-time bokeh effect, aka Video Portrait. Lastly, the OnePlus 8T supports 65W Warp Charge for the 4500mAh battery. Unlike Apple, the company is still shipping the 65W charging brick, for free, that supports 45W Power Delivery for other devices.
|Specs||OnePlus 8T||OnePlus 8|
|Display||6.55″ Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, Gorilla Glass 5, AOD||6.55″ Fluid AMOLED FHD+, pinhole cutout, 90Hz, HDR10+|
|Design||aluminum frame with Gorilla Glass 5 back||glass and aluminum with 3D Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)|
|Dimensions and Weight||162.8 x 75.5 x 8.4 mm , 188g||160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm, 180 g|
|CPU/Chipset||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) \ Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
|GPU||Adreno 650||Adreno 650|
|Storage||128GB UFS 3.0 non-expandable||128GB/256GB UFS 3.0, 2-LANE, non-expandable|
|Connectivity & Ports||5G (sub-6Ghz), 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, NFC||5G (mmWave and sub-6Ghz), 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, NFC|
|Security||face unlock, in-display fingerprint scanner||face unlock, in-display fingerprint scanner|
|Battery||4500mAh (Warp Charge 65W, 45W PD)||4300mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge(50% in 22mins)|
|Audio||stereo speakers, aptX HD||stereo speakers, aptX HD|
|OS||Android 11, OxygenOS 11||Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0|
|Colors||Aquamarine Green, Matte Frosted Lunar Silver||Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow|
|Price||€599 (~Php34,200) and 12GB/256GB €699 (~Php40,000) | 12GB/256GB – $749(~Php36,400) US||P35,990|
|Release Date||October 2020 (US, Europe)||April 28th, 2020 (USA), May 2020 (Philippines)|