OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, which recently launched their OnePlus 3T smartphone which is an upgrade over their OnePlus 3 device is all set to bring the phone to India. The company has been teasing a new launch on social media channels. They recently shared an image of a upcoming device on Facebook and Twitter where they did not give any information except for the fact that it is a “better” device, hinting at the OnePlus 3T. However, the image is very, very different from the OnePlus 3T teaser image and the launch invite that was shared by OnePlus earlier, right before the global launch of the smartphone. When OnePlus launched the OnePlus 3T, it wasn’t clear whether the smartphone brand would launch the device in India or would Indians have to make do with OnePlus 3, which is almost similar and there’s nothing to complain about there. Also Read - OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3 series smartphones updated with latest Android security patch
The new teasers are definitely hinting at the OnePlus 3T India release. However, the teasers are definitely different and come with quite a strong Indian element. They’re simple and there are no frills but then, it does hint at a device getting Indian touch to it. Now, whether OnePlus will be experimenting with the OnePlus 3T and giving it some Indian features or will it be a new product – they want us to keep guessing. On the teaser, there is a simple text with quotes. The top open quote is in the saffron colour while the bottom closing quote is in green. The text in between is in white. The Indian flag effect has been perfectly created by the teaser. The text is, “The Best is about to get Better”, which again hints at OnePlus 3 as the device was launched back in June and is currently the flagship of the OnePlus series. OnePlus 3T is a marginal upgrade over OnePlus 3 so it does clarify the “better”. Also Read - OnePlus 3, 3T get stable OxygenOS 9.0.4 update with June 2019 Android security patch
Coming to the features and specifications of the all new OnePlus 3T. Most of the features and specifications of OnePlus 3T are the same as OnePlus 3. The only changes worth noting are the processor, memory and the battery. In terms of looks, the OnePlus 3T is exactly the same as the predecessor, OnePlus 3. The one thing OnePlus 3T has bragging rights about is that despite it being a more advanced and a relatively more powerful device, the smartphone still comes in the same size and the weight. Also, OnePlus 3T comes in an all new colour that is Gunmetal Black, instead of Graphite Black. OnePlus 3T, just like OnePlus runs Android Marshmallow out of the box. It comes with the latest Oxygen OS on top of Android Marshmallow which is OnePlus native OS. Both, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are scheduled to get the Android Nougat upgrade in the coming months. OnePlus 3 phone officially replaced with OnePlus 3T. We can almost see the angry faces of OnePlus 3 owners! Also Read - OnePlus 3T smartphone in Midnight Black available for limited time
OnePlus 3T runs the 2.35 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor. That is one of the most major updates in the device and OnePlus claims it makes the OnePlus 3T a lot more fast and convenient to use. Coming to the internal memory, there are 2 internal memory variants that OnePlus 3T comes with and that is 64GB and 128GB. The RAM is 6GB. There are no expandable memory card slots that the device comes with. OnePlus 3T comes with 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phone is protected by the Corning Gorilla 2.5D glass display. The smartphone comes with a Sony IMX 298 Sensor 16MP rear end camera with Sapphire Crystal lens cover, PDAF, OIS and all other features. The front camera is also a 16MP snapper but the sensor used is the Samsung 3P8SP Sensor. The front camera too comes with PDAF. The video camera is capable of 4K video recording. OnePlus 3T comes with a 3400 mAh battery which is an upgrade over the battery of the OnePlus 3. 3 Things that make OnePlus 3T a better buy over OnePlus 3
There’s no news as to when the device will launch in India as no exact date is given. Also, the pricing is unknown. OnePlus 3 is priced at Rs 27,000 while the international price for OnePlus 3T is $439 (approximately Rs 28k) for the basic variant. This means that the device will be priced in approximately the same price range or could be marginally higher than the OnePlus 3T. Also, OnePlus discontinued OnePlus 3 after the launch of OnePlus 3T, and it has received considerable backlash for the same. Whether it will follow the same trend in India and pull OnePlus 3 devices off-shelves remains to be seen.