OnePlus, the makers of the successful OnePlus 3 has unveiled its successor in the global market- OnePlus 3T. The smartphone has become better with a slew of new hardware upgrades under the hood, while retaining its classy minimal looks from its predecessor.
And now, a few sources have informed PCMag India, that the smartphone is expected to hit the Indian markets this December. The device is already scheduled to be unveiled in the US starting November 22, and European markets starting November 28. Now one might think OnePlus 3 was unveiled just six months back, so why such a sudden upgrade?
In a conversation with The Verge, OnePlus head of marketing Kyle Kiang stated that the company felt it could “provide a better experience to its customers with the updated model and it didn’t want to wait a full year to do so.”
The device is aesthetically identical to the OnePlus 3, with all the major changes being with the hardware of the smartphone. The device gets the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35GHz paired with 6GB of RAM as opposed to a Snapdragon 820 with 6GB of RAM seen on the OnePlus 3.
There has been a massive upgrade in the storage department too, with a newly added 128GB storage option, along with the previously available 64GB. There is no microSD expandability available for the smartphone yet.
Also what is massively improved under the hood is the battery. OnePlus has bumped up the battery of the OnePlus 3T from 3000mAh all the way up to 3400mAh, while retaining the same form-factor of the device. The smartphone still gets the trusty Dash charging with a promise of full day’s battery in 30 minutes of charge.
Talking about the display, you still get the lovely 5.5-inch full-HD Optic OLED panel seen on the OnePlus 3 with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. OnePlus 3T is also compatible with Google’s Daydream VR.The device will be available in two color variants- Gun metal grey and the soft gold.
The device has also revamped the optics on the smartphone. The front camera has been bumped up from 8-megapixel all the way up to a 16-megapixel with Samsung’s 3P8SP featuring a 1-micron pixel sensor. The front camera also gets PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).
There has been a slight improvement in the camera software too, with inclusion of manual mode and RAW image capture.
The device is running on a near-stock version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow with OnePlus’s Oxygen OS skin on top. This is a dual-SIM cards device and supports 4G LTE and VoLTE compatibility.