OnePlus 6T launch event highlights: OnePlus 6T with Screen Unlock, dual cameras launched, starts at $549

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New Delhi | Updated:Oct 29, 2018 10:30:30 pm

OnePlus 6T launch live updates: The OnePlus 6T will be the company's first smartphone to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The OnePlus 6T has been officially launched in the US

OnePlus 6T global launch event has already started where the company CEO Pete Lau talked about how the company has come so far from scratch. With OnePlus 6T, the company is also entering the offline markets in the US, thanks to the partnership with T-Mobile. The OnePlus 6T is an incremental update to the OnePlus 6 that launched a little over six months ago. Some of the changes that OnePlus has confirmed is making to the OnePlus 6T include a narrower waterdrop-style notch, alleged triple cameras, battery with more capacity, and an in-display fingerprint sensor for the first time on a OnePlus handset.

OnePlus 6T Price

In the US, the OnePlus 6T will start at $549 (roughly Rs 40,300) across online and T-Mobile stores in the US. T-Mobile is offering a discount of $300 on exchanging an old smartphone at the pop-up event that will sell the OnePlus 6T for the first time anywhere in the world. In India, the OnePlus 6T will be available via Amazon.in, OnePlus Experience store, and Reliance Digital store. While the price in India will be announced at a separate event scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, reports suggest that the base variant will cost Rs 36,990. In any case, the official pricing of the OnePlus 6T will be announced at the event.

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OnePlus 6T Launch Live Stream

The OnePlus 6T launch event began at 8:30 pm IST in New York. The company is streaming the event live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. You can catch the live updates from the event right here – alternatively, you can also watch the YouTube live stream that’s embedded below.

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OnePlus 6T launch event starts at 8:30 pm in New York

Highlights

    21:35 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    It's a wrap.

    Thank you for tuning in. :)

    21:32 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T pricing revealed

    OnePlus 6T is priced at $549 in the US for the base variant with 6GB/128GB. The cost of the 8GB/128GB variant is $599 while the top-end 8GB/256GB variant will be available at $629

    T-Mobile pop-up event to sell the OnePlus 6T for the first time anywhere in the world. T-Mobile will also be offering a discount of half the amount if you trade in an old smartphone that's unlocked in the US. Here are the eligible devices for the offer:

    21:29 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus goodies

    OnePlus will be giving away the new OnePlus Explorer backpack that comes with new buckle. It costs $99 but Kiang says the people attending the event will get it for free. The OnePlus Bullets Type-C headphones have also been announced

    21:27 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T software

    OnePlus 6T comes running the latest Android 9 Pie. It comes with Smart Boost that actually counterbalances the RAM and ROM to give a breather to the intense applications to reduce the boot load times.

    21:18 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    Gaming on OnePlus 6T

    The OnePlus 6T has a far better-stabilised gaming performance than the Galaxy Note 9, as shown by Kiang at the keynote. The PUBG Mobile decreases the load time on the OnePlus 6T. From the performance standpoint, the OnePlus phones have been well, says Kiang. There is a 3700mAh battery that is 37 per cent larger than the predecessor.

    21:15 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    5G OnePlus phone is coming

    OnePlus and Qualcomm will continue to work on technology. The partnership between the companies will result in 5G OnePlus phones in "near future". CEO Pete Lau had already confirmed that OnePlus' next smartphone will be 5G compatible. 

    21:13 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T is powered by Snapdragon 845

    Qualcomm's Cristiano Amon is on the stage to talk about the partnership both the companies have mutually shared by "focusing on the mobile experience first". The OnePlus 6T is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. 

    21:09 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    Few samples of the Studio Lighting in action

    Abosch shared some of the samples that use the Studio Lighting taken amid the community members of #OnePlusNightscape

    21:07 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    Meet Studio Lighting on OnePlus 6T

    The OnePlus 6T has the Portrait Mode that has been redesigned in collaboration with a renowned artist and OnePlus Innovation Director, Kevin Abosch. The Portrait Mode now comes with Studio Lighting that essentially shifts the focus on the subject as it becomes more engaging in the frame in comparison to the other elements. "It is an exciting feature." It accentuates and attenuates the facial luminosity when the Portrait Mode is on on the OnePlus 6T.

    21:02 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T cameras

    The OnePlus 6T comes with a new Nightscape scene that optimises the photos taken during the night. Kiang says the smartphone takes about 2 seconds to capture and process the images in the nightscape. The Nightscape will be arriving on the OnePlus 6 as well, in addition to being preloaded on the OnePlus 6T.

    21:00 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T colour variants

    OnePlus 6T will have two variants - Midnight Black and Mirror Black - at the time of launch. However, the company will release additional variants in terms of colour. The edges on the OnePlus 6T are rounded.

    20:54 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T processor, display

    The OnePlus 6T comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 that facilitates the Screen Unlock, protected by Google. The smartphone has the "most immersive screen yet", says Kiang. There will be five-calibration settings for RGB on the OnePlus 6T, which is better than the one on OnePlus 6. The "immersive" screen has a small waterdrop-style notch and a thin chin, something that Kiang is stressing on how the engineering team brought about.

    20:51 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    The Fastest Smoothest Smartphone - OnePlus 6T

    Here is the complete spec sheet for the OnePlus 6T shared by Kiang right after the OnePlus 6T promotional video

    The company has announced the Screen Unlock on the OnePlus 6T, its own in-display fingerprint sensor. OnePlus is calling it the fastest in-display fingerprint sensor.

    20:45 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    No entry-level phones for now

    Kiang says that OnePlus could cash in and start making the entry-level smartphones to capture the market but this is not what the company is envisioning as of now. This is probably one of the pot-shots taken at the companies such as Xiaomi and Honor.

    20:42 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus talking numbers

    Kyle Kiang, the head of the North America, OnePlus, is now on the stage talking about the growth that the company witnessed. in about five years, OnePlus doubled its revenue, all thanks to the OnePlus 5 that is the company's most popular smartphone. Kiang mentions that OnePlus is the No.1 company in the premium smartphone market with 40 per cent share in India.

    20:38 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus in the US

    OnePlus is partnering with T-Mobile to allow the buyers to experience the OnePlus smartphone before buying them. The customers can go to the T-Mobile stores starting November 1 and buy the devices offline. Earlier, the OnePlus smartphones were only available online.

    20:33 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus CEO Pete Lau is on the stage

    CEO Pete Lau is telling how hard it was to move the launch event a day earlier because Apple announced its iPad event on October 30. The OnePlus 6T launch is about to begin after Lau is done telling about the company's foray into the US. He is thanking the OnePlus community members to have brought about this achievement for the company.

    20:26 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T launch about to begin

    The event is about to start in less than 5 minutes. Mediapersons are seated and OnePlus' Carl Pei is likely to begin the keynote talking about how a five-year-old company has come so far to take on industry giants such as Samsung. The OnePlus 6T is the update to the OnePlus 6.

    20:06 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T launch event to begin in less than half an hour

    The OnePlus 6T launch event in New York is set to begin at 8:30 pm IST. The media is now entering the event venue. OnePlus is entering the US for the first time with its smartphones in partnership with T-Mobile. 

    19:54 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T battery

    The OnePlus 6T is expected to come with a bigger battery than the OnePlus 6. According to the recent reports, the OnePlus 6T will house a 3700mAh battery, which is marginally better than the one on OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6T will support the company's proprietary Dash Charging technology for fast charging

    19:30 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T processor, display

    The OnePlus 6T is expected to come running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor - Qualcomm's most powerful processor to date. The predecessor of OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 6 is also powered by the same processor, so there will not be major differences between both the models in terms of performance. The OnePlus 6T is, however, making a shift from the broad notch design to narrow the notch down to the shape of a water drop on a 6.4-inch full-HD+ OLED display.

    19:23 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T to ditch 3.5mm headphone jack

    The OnePlus 6T will also be the first smartphone from the company's kitty to let go of the 3.5mm audio jack in favour of the USB Type-C port. All the flagship smartphones such as Google Pixel 3, Apple iPhone Xs, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro have already ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, Samsung is still giving the users the option to use the conventional 3.5mm headphones on its flagship range including the recent Galaxy Note 9

    19:20 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T render

    The OnePlus 6T has been leaked multiple times giving us a hint as to what the device will look like. Here's one of the recently leaked renders that shows the OnePlus 6T in its entirety. It's likely the official OnePlus 6T will look like this render.

    19:15 (IST)29 Oct 2018
    OnePlus 6T has a in-display fingerprint sensor

    As confirmed by the company earlier, the OnePlus 6T will be the first smartphone in the family to bear an in-display fingerprint sensor. The under-display fingerprint sensing technology was introduced by Vivo earlier this year, followed by other major players such as Xiaomi and Huawei. OnePlus 6T will have an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, which is touted to be better than the regular in-display fingerprint sensors in terms of unlock speed.

    The OnePlus 6T has been confirmed by the company to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, bigger battery, and a waterdrop notch display. In India, the company will hold an event in New Delhi on October 30 at the same time, 8:30 pm.
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