OnePlus has announced officially that they are gearing up for launch of updated OnePlus 3T in India as per their communique in the company’s forum post. How fast the launch would happen, is anybody’s guess as the company has asked for the opinion of its fans in their forum post https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/oneplus-3t-gears-up-for-launch-in-india.475148/
But we expect that this phone will debut in India in the first or second week of December. Although it is strange way of announcing the arrival date yet the company has decided to add element of surprise even in the launch schedule. Since we are not aware yet of exact launch date therefore the question of getting the price for this device at this stage does not arise. However, we expect that the OnePlus 3T will be priced around Rs. 32,000 for the 64GB and Rs. 35,000 for the 128GB variants.
Their is no change in design of new OnePlus 3T. Like OnePlus 3, the new model also comes in anodised aluminium metal unibody. The new variant will be available in Soft Gold and Gunmetal colour variants. The OnePlus 3T has same 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display ((1080×1920 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
The OnePlus 3T is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with Adreno 530 compared to Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with Adreno 530 GPU on OnePlus 3. The new variant is also packed with 6GB RAM and now also comes with 128GB of internal storage model besides 64GB which was available on earlier version.
On the photography front, the OnePlus 3T is packed with the same 16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF and 4K video recording features which were avaialble on OnePlus 3. The change has been done on the front camera. To address the craze of selfies, it has been mounted with 16MP front camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor with PDAF instead of 8MP camera with fixed focus on OnePlus 3.
The OnePlus 3T is packed with 3400mAh battery compared to the 3000mAh battery on earlier model. The new model also comes with Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology which was one of the major higlights of OnePlus 3.
Like OnePlus 3, the new model also incorporates fingerprint sensor on the home button and comes with USB 2.0 Type-C port for charging and transfer of data and 3.5mm audio jack. This phone also supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC etc.
The company will reportedly upgrade both the models – OnePlus 3 and 3T to OxygenOS based on Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of this year.