OnePlus unveils 6T phone – high end features from just £499

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OnePlus has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, which it hopes will offer a lower priced alternative to the latest smartphones from companies such as Apple and Samsung.The new OnePlus 6T, which starts at £499, has an all-screen design and large 6.41in FHD+ OLED display. It also fits a fingerprint scanner directly into the screen and doesn’t have a headphone jack.

The rest of the specs are similar OnePlus 6, which was released back in May. This includes Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 845 processor, a choice of 6 or 8GB of RAM, a minimum of 128GB of storage up from just 64GB, dual-sim support and the latest version of Android 9 Pie.

The OnePlus 6T also boasts a double speed AI camera and faster performance compared to its predecessors, claims the Chinese manufacturer.

The company has found success since launching five years ago and said it sold more than a million units of previous device the OnePlus 6 within a month of its release earlier this year.

The phone arrives amid the busiest time of the year for new smartphone launches. Apple has just released three new handsets (the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR), Google has two new Pixel 3 devices and Huawei recently unveiled its Mate 20 Pro.

OnePlus said the 6T also includes another popular feature in premium smartphones, a low-light photography mode called Nightscape. 

ONEPLUS 6T NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER AT CARPHONE WAREHOUSE

Carphone Warehouse has announced the OnePlus 6T is available for pre-order in-stores nationwide and online from today.

Sporting a slim frame and larger screen, the stylish device will be available to buy in two contemporary colourways: Midnight Black and Mirror Black.

For those keen to get their hands on the new OnePlus, Carphone Warehouse is offering the device for £37 per month and £79.99 upfront on the Vodafone network with 4GB of data.

Customers shopping at the retailer can also buy the OnePlus 6T on O2 for £38 per month and £79.99 upfront with 30GB as well as EE for £43 per month and £59.99 upfront with 45GB.

For customers looking for alternative ways to pay to get the new OnePlus 6T, the handset will also be available SIM Free from Carphone Warehouse from the official launch on the 6thNovember.

OnePlus founder and chief executive Pete Lau said: “We constantly challenge ourselves to give people the best experience possible, to do what’s right, no matter what.

“A great user experience means your phone needs to get out of the way and make you feel free – it has to enhance your life instead of distracting you from it. I’m so proud of what we’ve built with the OnePlus 6T, and can’t wait to see what people think when they use it.”

Mobiles expert Ru Bhikha, from uSwitch.com, said the 6T would appeal to consumers in an era where £1,000 has become a regular starting price for a premium phone.

“The 6T is the latest in a long line of reasonably priced smartphones released by OnePlus that punches well above its weight in terms of specs and design,” he said.

 

Chris Price