OnePlus the company behind popular Oneplus 3 and Oneplus 2 phones. It has announced OnePlus 3t, which will replace current OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3T is almost similar to the OnePlus 3 — with same design and dimensions. But new OnePlus 3t comes with a faster processor, bigger battery, and better front-facing camera.
General Specifications of OnePlus 3t
Most of the hardware remains same including the same 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display. The design and dimensions are also same. The new model of the phone comes in two colors — the attractive “soft gold” same as 3 and a new “gunmetal” dark gray — and has an option for 128GB of storage in addition to 64GB (128GB is exclusive to the gunmetal color).
The 3T’s rear camera is also the same 16-megapixel,with OIS as found on the 3, but now it is covered by a more scratch-resistant sapphire lens cover and has improved electronic image stabilization when shooting video. One of the biggest change has been the front camera that has been bumped from 8 megapixels to 16 with improved low-light performance. The Front camera still lacks th flash as found in most of the phones these days.
More change comes in processor as now OnePlus 3t comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor at 2.35GHz speed instead of the 820 and a 3,000mAh battery upgraded to 3,400mAh. This provides 13 percent more stamina, yet doesn’t make the phone any heavier or thicker than before. It still supports the favorite among it’s users, the company’s proprietary Dash Charge fast charging system.
Other minor changes are found in operating system, as the 3T has an updated version of OnePlus’ OxygenOS, (which is a lightly customized version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow).
The software includes minor design refinements including apps. OnePlus company says it will deliver the software update to the OnePlus 3 soon, and that both phones will be updated at the same time going forward.
This includes an update to Android 7.0 Nougat which will be arriving before the end of this year to bothe OnePlus 3 and 3t.
Now coming to why company has launched new version of OnePlus 3 just six months after its release. As most companies release new version after one year. To this,
Head of marketing Kyle Kiang tells that “the reason OnePlus is making this move is simply because it 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.
Kiang also insists that the company isn’t killing the OnePlus 3 because of any particular supply shortages or component issues (though there has been speculations that company has had trouble keeping the popular phone in stock and had to suspend sales in Europe and Hong Kong for a month earlier this year), but it merely saw an opportunity to make a better phone and took it.
“OnePlus 3t can be said as slightly better version of OnePlus 3”
Pricing and Availability
OnePlus 3t will be available for purchase in the US from November 22nd and in Europe starting on November 28th.
The other difference is the 3T’s price: it starts at $439 for the 64GB version and goes to $479 for the 128GB model, an increase of $40 to $80 over the outgoing OnePlus 3.
OnePlus. This may a bit of let down considering OnePlus is known for it’s Budget price. But Kiang says that the improvements to performance and battery life justify the cost increase and notes that the 3T still provides a great value relative to other phones on the market. OnePlus 3t availability for India is not clear as yet. But company OnePlus considers India an important market. So phone might be launched in India as well in coming months.
3T may prove to be as popular as the 3. But this remains to be seen, how the sales of the phone go in the coming holiday season. Like Us on Facebook For more updates