OnePlus smartphones have been available in the United States, but no carrier has sold the phone under its belt. Well, that’s about to change, as T-Mobile has announced that it will be the first US carrier to sell the OnePlus 6T.
The OnePlus 6 was a huge success for the Chinese company, and its successor, the OnePlus 6T, will be no less. The upgraded smartphone is said to be announced in October or early November, and you will be able to purchase the phone from T-Mobile in the United States.
OnePlus 6T: Launch Date, Price in US
According to sources in the industry, the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T will be tailored specifically for the carrier and launch in October. Now, we are not sure how accurate this is, but rumors have pointed to a similar time-frame for the launch of the new OnePlus smartphone.
In the U.S., the OnePlus 6T would be exclusive to T-Mobile and sell at a price of $550. This pricing is just a number right now, and nothing is confirmed. However, the unlocked phone will most likely cost the same without a contract. OnePlus will also sell unlocked versions of the phone in the U.S., which will be able to use other carriers such as AT&T.
OnePlus unlocked smartphones are only compatible with two carriers in the U.S., T-Mobile and AT&T. As per the sources, the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T needs to receive the ‘technical approval’ from T-Mobile, before it can go on sale. Like we said earlier, this OnePlus 6T variant will be made specifically for T-Mobile and support the new 600Mhz band that is said to provide faster and improved network coverage.
This is a big step for OnePlus, to be sold under a U.S. carrier, and shows the progress the company has made in the short time it has been around. It will definitely boost its sales in the country, as more users will know about the phone. The company did take a while to partner with a carrier, but that is fine.
The Chinese smartphone maker is a well known name in Asia, but isn’t very big in the U.S. It recently became the number one premium smartphone seller in India, overtaking Samsung and Apple. That’s how much of a fan following OnePlus has. And why shouldn’t it, the company makes flagship killer phones that can take on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple iPhone X, etc, and sells it for half the price. It also has a huge following in the United States.
OnePlus 6T: Expected Specifications, Features
Not a lot is known about the specifications and features of the OnePlus 6T. There haven’t been any solid leaks or rumors so far, but we do know that the internals will mostly remain the same.
The OnePlus 6T will come with the Snapdragon 845, up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. There are chances that the company might include 512GB of storage, but that remains to be seen. We might see some improvements in the camera setup, with both lenses at the back getting OIS.
And because OnePlus usually improves the design of the T models, we might see a smaller notch. If you didn’t already know, OnePlus is owned by a company called BBK. And this company also owns Vivo and Oppo. All three companies sometimes use each others designs, and OnePlus has been known to use Oppo’s designs for a while now. It is possible that we might see the smaller waterdrop notch on the OnePlus 6T, as seen on the Oppo R17 and F9. Finally, OnePlus could also increase the battery size, and add even faster charging support that could be called ‘Warp Charge’.