Just over two weeks from now, OnePlus will be introducing what could turn out to be its most impressive flagship smartphone yet. Unlike last year, the OnePlus 6T the launch event in India will be held alongside the global launch event in New York City. Just like the OnePlus 6 and other previous flagship handsets from the manufacturer, the OnePlus 6T will be sold online in India exclusively via Amazon.in. A landing page for the upcoming smartphone has already been set up by Amazon.in.
When Will it Be Launched in India?
OnePlus will be launching the 6T at a global launch event in New York City on October 30th at 11 AM EDT. Alongside the global launch event, the company will be holding a simultaneous launch event in New Delhi at 8:30 PM IST on the same day. If you stay in New Delhi and happen to be a OnePlus fan, you can purchase entry tickets for the event on October 17 starting at 10 AM from the OnePlus website for Rs.999. As always, OnePlus also live-stream the event on YouTube. The first sale on Amazon.in is scheduled to begin at 12 PM on November 2.
How Can I Pre-Book One?
Pre-bookings for the OnePlus 6T are now open on Amazon.in. By pre-booking the OnePlus 6T, you can ensure that you would be among the first individuals to receive the smartphone as soon as it goes on sale in India. To pre-book the OnePlus 6T, you will need to visit the OnePlus 6T Amazon.in email gift care store and purchase the OnePlus gift card worth Rs. 1,000. Once you successfully purchase the gift card, you can redeem it while placing an order for the OnePlus 6T on Amazon.in on November 2, 2018. Those who pre-book the next OnePlus flagship will be eligible to receive Rs. 500 as Amazon Pay balance, along with free OnePlus Type-C Bullets.
Why Should I be Excited about the OnePlus 6T?
The key highlight of the OnePlus 6T will be the inclusion of “Screen Unlock” technology. Thanks to an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, users will be able to easily unlock the smartphone by placing their finger on the bottom portion of the display. While Vivo has already launched a few smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensors in quite a few markets, the OnePlus 6T is expected to be the first widely-available flagship smartphone to offer this technology. Apart from an in-display fingerprint sensor, the OnePlus 6T will also come with a bigger 3700mAh capacity battery with Dash Charge fast charging technology.
Will the OnePlus 6T Have a 3.5mm Headphone Jack?
While the OnePlus 6T is expected to be a decent upgrade over the OnePlus 6T, it will lack one feature that was loved by OnePlus 6 (Review) owners. Similar to a large number of flagship smartphones released in the recent past, the OnePlus 6T will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. As explained by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau recently, the main reason behind getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack was to make room for the in-display fingerprint sensor. He also added that recent research had shown that a large group of smartphone users has moved away from wired headsets to wireless ones.