The OnePlus 8T is a new smartphone from the Chinese company announced on the 14th of this month. Obviously, this is not a coincidence as Apple also announced the iPhone 12 series. The smartphone is riding on the success of the OnePlus 8 which was also released this year. The handset is a premium flagship device with some top-notch features.
OnePlus 8T Key Specs & Features
- 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi)
- Always-on Display
- Android 11, OxygenOS 11
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
- 8GB, 12GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 16 MP Front Cameras
- Fingerprint (under display, optical)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fast Charging 65W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 4500 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The OnePlus 8T parades a decent and also an attractive body design which is somehow similar to the OnePlus Nord budget phone. It has a smooth panel wrapped with glass and aluminum frame.
It features body dimensions of 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm and 188 grams. Moving to the display, it has a 6.55-inch Fluid 2.5D flexible AMOLED display coupled with a 120Hz refresh rate.
There is also a Color Difference of around 0.3, a peak brightness of up to 1,100 nits, and 8,192 levels of brightness. The phone packs the first display of 120Hz display ever to earn an A+ rating from DisplayMate.
For photos and video shooting, the new OnePlus 8T is blessed with something impressive. The camera setup includes a robust and versatile camera kit designed to efficiently capture any and every moment in crisp detail.
It has a four cameras system that consists of a 48MP main camera with optical image stabilization, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and dedicated macro and monochrome lenses, that lets users enjoy studio-level photography on the go.
Thanks to the 123-degree ultra-wide lens on the inside as it provides a new perspective for framing shots so that users can take vast landscapes, expansive architecture, and other wide-angle subjects in full view.
There is also an improved Nightscape mode. Meanwhile, the new Video Portrait mode produces vivid clips with a natural bokeh effect based on the improved AI. The AI even accurately detects and analyzes human subjects and at the same time blurring out the background.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware, we got the same Snapdragon 865 chipset used on the OnePlus 8 and it teams up with a Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which helps staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, professional-quality photography at Gigapixel speeds, desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics, and also an improved AI experiences.
The chips also bring support for dual-mode NSA + SA 5G and Wi-Fi 6 enabling faster, which is more reliable data speeds. The RAM on the OnePlus 8T is 8GB / 12GB while there are 128GB and 256GB of storage options.
Battery and Other Features
Keeping the device on is a non-removable 4500mAh battery but this time around it comes with two different cells for better heat dissipation. The company also ships the phone with a Warp Charge 65 which is OnePlus’ most advanced charging solution ever.
The Charger promises to deliver up to a 60% charge in just 15 minutes. The battery, on the other hand, can charge from zero to full charge in just 39 minutes.
What’s more, the handset comes along with 12 temperature sensors as well as an extra encryption chip in the adapter and cable, which keeps charging temperatures at a normal level while operating at an output of 65W. This is impressive right.
Booting the operating system is the latest Android 11 out of the box. This runs on OxygenOS 11 which is preloaded with useful features that make the device smooth to operate.
Additional features on the handset are the improvement to the Always On Display (AOD), the one-handed gesture controls, Zen Mode 2.0, and many more.
OnePlus 8T Price and Availability
The OnePlus 8T with 8+128GB storage will cost about €599 while the bigger model with 12+256GB memory will sell around $749.
In Nigeria, the smartphone is expected to start selling from 295,000 Naira.
In Ghana, it will cost 5,000 Ghs while in Kenya it will sell around 90,000 Ksh.
You can order the phone in Aquamarine Green, and Lunar Silver colors.
OnePlus 8T Specs
Here are a few specs of the OnePlus 8T:
- Platform: Android 11, OxygenOS 11
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+), Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Memory: 8GB, 12GB RAM
- Colours: Aquamarine Green, Lunar Silver
- Dimension: 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 188 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 16 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 16 MP, Auto-HDR, [email protected], gyro-EIS
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 – NA
- 5G: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71 SA/NSA – NA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh, Non-Removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Fast charging 65W, 100% in 39 min (advertised)