As expected, the OnePlus 3T became official over the past 24 hours, bringing a few specs we expected, but also some surprises. The device is an upgrade for the OnePlus 3, that launched almost a half a year ago and let’s see what’s really new here.
First of all, the device transitions from a Snapdragon 820 CPU to a Snapdragon 821 and also brings a 16 megapixel front camera instead of the previously available 8 MP shooter. It gets a bump in battery capacity, from 3000 mAh to 3400 mAh and it’ll be available in 64 GB and 128 GB storage versions, both of the UFS 2.0 variety. It also keeps the 16 megapixel main shooter from the OnePlus 3, that was excellent by the way.
Interestingly, the front camera has a reasonably solid pedigree, adopting a Samsung 3P8SP sensor, with PDAF and Full HD video capture. OnePlus 3T keeps the Dash Charge 20W unit and also the 5.5 inch Full HD screen and USB Type C port. We appreciate that OnePlus has kept the Optic AMOLED screen panel, in spite of the rumors they’ll switch to LCD this time around.
Sadly another rumor didn’t pan out, the one about having Android Nougat on board. The device goes for $439 in the 64 GB version and $479 in the 128 GB unit.