The OnePlus 8T was launched in India as the latest addition to the company’s smartphone portfolio, following the OnePlus 8 series. With the latest release, OnePlus continues its tradition of launching a flagship ‘T’ series model that presented at the beginning of the same year. The OnePlus 8T comes with some changes and improvements over the regular OnePlus 8 as well as other ‘T’ models. It has a 120Hz refresh rate screen, above the 90Hz of the original. It also supports 65W fast charging, up from the OnePlus 8’s 30W charging. There is also a larger battery compared to the OnePlus 8 and a quad instead of triple rear camera configuration.
OnePlus 8T price in India, availability
The OnePlus 8T was released in India in two storage configurations. The 8GB+128GB storage option costs Rs. 42,999, while the 12GB+256GB storage variant costs Rs. 45,999. The first model comes in two color options – Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver. The other variant comes in a single aquamarine green color option.
The OnePlus 8T will be available for purchase via Amazon India, OnePlus India website and offline channels from October 17th – which is the start of the Amazon Great Indian Festival. It will be available on October 16 in an early access sale for Amazon Prime and OnePlus Red Cable Club members. Launch offers include 10% off HDFC Bank cards on Amazon.in, no cost EMIs on HDFC Bank cards, Rs. 1,000 off purchases with HDFC Bank debit cards and Rs. 2,000 off HDFC Bank credit card purchases via offline channels, with the last two offers available via OnePlus.in as of October 24th. OnePlus is also touting benefits worth Rs. 6,000 of Jio.
In Europe, the OnePlus 8T costs €599 (approximately Rs. 51,600) for the 8GB + 128GB variant and €699 (approximately Rs. 60,300) for the 12GB + 256GB variant. Pre-orders in Europe start today and go on sale from October 20th. In the US, the price was $749 (approximately Rs. 54,900) for the high-end 12GB + 256GB variant. Pre-orders also begin today, with sales starting October 23rd.
OnePlus 8T Specifications
The OnePlus 8T dual-SIM (Nano) runs OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. It features a fluid 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio and 402ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the OnePlus 8T is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and the Adreno 650 GPU, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
Speaking of optics, the OnePlus 8T has a quad rear camera configuration that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.7 lens, a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, a macro sensor 5 megapixels and 2 megapixel monochrome sensor. For selfies, you get a single 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.4 lens, housed in the cutout in the upper-left corner of the screen.
The OnePlus 8T comes with up to 256GB of built-in UFS 3.1 storage that is not expandable. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, Glonass and a USB Type-C port for charging. The OnePlus 8T is backed by a 4,500mAh battery – up from 4,300mAh in the OnePlus 8 – which supports 65W fast charging – which it calls Warp Charge 65. The company claims that the battery can be charged up to 100% in just 39 minutes and up to 58 percent in just 15 minutes. The OnePlus 8T measures 160.7×74.1×8.4mm and weighs 188 grams. The company is touting better heat dissipation on the new phone and says it has the best thermal performance of any OnePlus phone.
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