OnePlus 6T official, and it’s launching at T-Mobile

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After several teasers and leaks, the OnePlus 6T has made its official debut. And yes, it’s coming to T-Mobile.

One of the most notable upgrades from the OnePlus 6 to the OnePlus 6T is with the display. The AMOLED screen on the OnePlus 6T is slightly larger than the OnePlus 6’s, coming in at 6.41 inches with a resolution of 2340×1080. It’s also got a waterdrop-style notch that’s smaller than the notch on the OP6 and, as confirmed earlier this year by OnePlus, the OnePlus 6T has a fingerprint sensor built into its screen that replaces the rear fingerprint reader on the OP6.

Another notable upgrade included with the OnePlus 6T is its battery. While the OnePlus 6 came with a 3300mAh battery, the OnePlus 6T has been bumped up to a 3700mAh battery pack.

Inside, many of the specs of the OnePlus 6T are similar to the OnePlus 6. That’s not a bad thing, though, as the OP6 had pretty high-end features. The OnePlus 6T boasts a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM, and there’s up to 256GB of built-in storage. The front-facing camera on the OnePlus 6T is a 16MP sensor.

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The dual rear camera setup on the OP6T is similar to the OP6, offering 16MP and 20MP cameras. Also included are features like optical image stabilization, electronic image stabilizatoin, 480fps slow-mo video capture, and Nightscape, a OnePlus feature that uses an HDR algorithm to improve the quality of low-light photos. OnePlus says that it’s bringing Nightscape to the OP6, too. Another camera feature is Studio Lighting, which will recognize a human face in the frame and adjust the lighting to simulate professional lighting.

One thing that the OnePlus 6 had but the OnePlus 6T lacks is a 3.5mm headphone jack. OnePlus is including an adapter in the box that’ll let you use your 3.5mm headphones with the OnePlus 6T’s USB-C port, though.

On the software side, the OnePlus 6T comes with Android 9.0 Pie running below OnePlus’s custom OxygenOS user interface. OnePlus touts that it’s UI includes Full Screen Gestures 2.0 to help you more quickly move through the operating system. There are also more than 500  targeted optimizations made in this new version of OxygenOS to help make things smoother and faster.

As you might expect from a flagship phone launching at  T-Mobile in 2018, the OnePlus 6T includes support for LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, and 71. It also includes support for features like 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, and License Assisted Access (LAA). Here’s the full list of the OP6T’s supported LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, and 71.

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The OnePlus 6T will be available starting November 1, and just as the rumors predicted, it’ll be sold by T-Mobile. That’s big news because it marks the first time that a OnePlus phone will be available from a U.S. carrier. What’s more, the OnePlus 6T will be available in more than 5,600 T-Mobile stores, allowing customers to take the OP6T for a test drive before they buy.

Pricing for the unlocked OnePlus 6T will start at $549 for the 6GB/128GB model and go up to $579 for the 8GB/128GB model, while the top-end 8GB/256GB model will be priced at $629. The OnePlus 6T will launch at 9:00 am ET on November 1. Color options include glossy Mirror Black (6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB) and matte Midnight Black (8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB).

T-Mobile will sell the OnePlus 6T model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. Pricing will be $0 down and $24.17 per month for 24 months on EIP. If you’d prefer to use JUMP! On Demand, you can expect to pay $28 down and $24 per month for 18 months with a $120 residual.

T-Mobile also plans to offer a special trade-in deal for the OnePlus 6T. Just trade in an eligible device and you’ll get $300 off the cost of the OP6T, doled out via monthly bill credits. This will reduce the price to $0 down and $11.67 per month for 24 months on EIP. The phones that are eligible for this trade-in offer include:

  • Apple: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • Samsung: GS8 series, Note 8, GS7 series, Note 5, GS6 series
  • Google: Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL
  • LG: V30, V30+, G7, V20, G6
  • Motorola: Z2 Force; Z2 Play; Nexus 6
  • OnePlus: 5, 5T, 6, 3, 3T, X, 2, 1

The OnePlus 6T isn’t drastically different from the OnePlus 6, but it does make some nice improvements, like the smaller notch and bigger battery. The OP6T is more attractive than its predecessor for T-Mobile customers for another reason, which is the fact that T-Mo will be selling it, enabling folks to buy the OnePlus 6T on EIP or JOD. Lots of folks still buy their phones from their carrier, so the OnePlus 6T’s arrival on T-Mobile ought to expose a lot of people to OnePlus for the first time.

What do you think of the OnePlus 6T? Are you thinking about buying one from T-Mobile?

Sources: OnePlus, T-Mobile

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  • Jeremy Turnley

    Waiting to hear the details on that $300 trade in deal. Hopefully it’s not just for new customers. :)

    • PC_Tool

      Bingo.

      Need to know which model we’re getting and EIP, JoD pricing as well.

      • jawash22

        128 with 8 is only model on tmo.

        • Jeremy Turnley

          I am OK with that, it’s the model I wanted anyway. :)

        • PC_Tool

          Yeah, just saw that. Ah well. Was hoping for the 256 because “why not”, but I can definitely live with 128.

      • Alex Wagner

        I’ve reached out to T-Mo for more information on its EIP and JOD pricing as well as more details on this trade-in offer. Will update the post when I get more info.

        • MindFog2287

          Thanks. Wife and I are still on a Note 5 but want to upgrade for band 71 readiness and battery life is suffering after two years (was never great to start with). I will greatly miss wireless charging, but this might be our best bet for a (relatively) cheap upgrade.

        • Alex Wagner

          Added EIP and JOD pricing info!

      • Jeremy Turnley

        EIP is $0 down and $24.17 per month (before the trade in). The trade-in amounts to $12.50 per month for 24 months of bill credits, so your monthly payments will be $11.67, with an up-front cost of whatever your local tax rate is on $579. If you want to keep your JOD alive, you can swap down to a Revvl for $6 a month and STILL be paying around half what you do for other flagships.

        Hoping to hear about real JOD is going to be, but that’s probably the option I will go with.

        • PC_Tool

          Heh…great minds do think alike. :)

          Just swapped my JoD-holding Revvl for my son’s V40 (couldn’t talk him out of it – he’s paying) and will probably do the 6t on EIP, and trade in my old Nexus 6.

    • Apolinar Zaragoza

      Hope it’s not credits either. They had the oneplus 6 trade in value for the iPhone at 390 in dredits though..

      • Jeremy Turnley

        I have an OG Pixel that I paid $150 for a year ago so I could play with new versions of Android, if they will give me $300 in credits for it, I am OK with that.

        • PC_Tool

          I did not even think of that. My daughter has an OG Pixel I paid even less for. I should see if she’s interested in switching…

          That credit is ridiculous. Might end up with a few 6t’s in the family.

      • Chloe

        It’s credits

  • jawash22

    pre orders start on the 1st.

  • tiG

    Is Tmobile going to have any preorder options or is it just in store purchase on the date they launch it?

  • Kyle

    Been wanting to switch to the Pixel 3 from my iPhone X but it’s too much of a pain since I’m on JOD. This is a much better solution :)

  • They_Call_Me_Bruce

    My only question is do I trade in my One Plus One, or my GS6.

    • Acdc1a

      Reasonably sure I’m going to trade my Nexus 6! What a steal!

      • Nate

        Right! I have a great condition Tmobile Nexus 6 with 128Gb of storage, original charger, usb cord and box. I think it’s time to part with it.

        • Bklynman

          What I understand they don’t want the box,or anything the phone came with,just the phone. You can always sell the box,what it came with on ebay.

  • Joynted

    I have the OnePlus 5t. Will this offer work if the screen is cracked? The phone works fine and the screen is responsive.

    • Ty Christensen

      I doubt it, they’re pretty strict when turning a phone in. I was at the store when someone was having software issues with their iPhone 6 and it had a tiny little hairline crack on the camera lens and they wouldn’t take it as a free insurance claim so the guy had to pay the $175 deductible, joke!

  • josh

    Is this going to be the unlocked version that tmobile sells or is the software going to contain tmobile apps?

    • Alex Zapata

      This is something I’m wondering about as well. No way am I going back to a carrier variant with all that bloatware.

  • Chimphappyhour

    How do OnePlus cameras compare to LG?

    • They_Call_Me_Bruce

      From what I have read OnePlus doesn’t have the best cameras.

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      To answer your question, LG phones like the V30 or G7 takes better pictures. Oneplus I believe (my opinion) pays a lot of youtube reviewers, magazines to give them better camera reviews. I had the 5T when it came out and that camera was not good for a $550 phone….on a $300 phone I would say it’s good, but not on a $550 device. Maybe they improved now and I am sure they did, but I rather buy a 1 or 2 years old Pixel XL device that I know for sure has a better camera. Everyone that reviewed any Oneplus phone keep saying “For it’s price this is awesome” or “this is almost half the price of a flagship device” when in reality you can find a deal on new devices and get them not too far from $600. I can get a new Note 9 for $790 otd where this 6T would cost me $614 with tax.

      • Chimphappyhour

        Thanks for that. Sounds like I need to stick with LG.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      I accidentally posted a YouTube link to a response below that was supposed to be to your post – check it out for a realistic side-by-side comparison of the cameras on this and three other flagships with no actual names attached to create bias. It’s REALLY hard to pick an all-around winner.

  • Google Sony Android OS

    So is the only size sold or available on, or at T-mobile the one version, 8/128 model in mirror black?

    • They_Call_Me_Bruce

      I believe so. I messaged T mobile and that’s what they told me. Shame because I am not one to get the top of the line model, but factoring in the slight cost difference and the lack of a micro sd slot I was completely ready to jump on the 8/256.

      • Nate

        From what I have seen, the trade in deal is only for the mid ranger. I have a trade in and was hoping to get the 8/256 model for $300 bucks off, over 24 months.

        • They_Call_Me_Bruce

          My guess is that OnePlus doesn’t want all of their money sitting in inventory. Having 6 phone configurations at thousands of stores is too big of a risk for the company. By cutting back on options at T-mobile stores while still offering the other configurations on their own site this is a way to keep everyone happy. Maybe this is a hit and gives them the money to risk more in inventory options next time.

  • hank johnson

    I wonder if the 6T will be available at Costco stores as well. Costco currently has a promo that discounts all iPhones by $50, plus their trade-in offer is in the form of a Visa rebate card and not bill credits, but if you do it at T-mobile directly, it’s only bill credits.

  • npaladin2000

    Big question: will the T-Mobile version have dual-SIM slots? Or will T-Mobile make sure the secondary one is disabled?

    • Nate

      Reps on Twitter say that due to the tmobile backend, it’s only a single sim. No expandable storage either.

      • npaladin2000

        Wow, so they completely eliminated the second slot contacts on the main board? Or maybe they just included a try that only accomodates a single SIM.

        • Nate

          Yeah, not too sure. Hoping to see a video of it from Zach at Jerryrig. I like his reviews.

        • npaladin2000

          He already had his “durability test” up. I hope he gets a T-Mobile one to tear down. In fact, I think i’ll go suggest it to him.

      • KOLIO

        That sounds like a B.S. answer from T-Mobile,considering BYOD’s work just fine on T-Mobile.

  • Erik Papesh

    Uugghhhhhhh! My body is ready! Will be at the store first thing Thursday morning!

  • Alex Pilaia

    Any Trade in amount for the ZTE Axon 7??

  • Erik Papesh

    Pretty awesome that it comes with a case and headphone dongle in the box too! I’ll definitely upgrade the case, but the included one will due until a new one comes in the mail!

  • Kevna

    Does it support wireless charging?

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      No, but I am sure the OnePlus 7 will or 7T

  • Ty Christensen

    How can they give $300 trade-in for older devices like the iPhone 6, OnePlus 1-3T, GS6 and Nexus 6? There’s gotta be something that says “Up to $300”.

    • Carlos Vega

      Only phones on the list are qualified for the 300 off. It’s not up to, it is 300 trade in. So only the nexus 6 is not qualified from the phones you listed.

      • Jeremy Turnley

        Nexus 6 is actually on the list, under Motorola. :)

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      Because #1) T-Mobile is probably getting a discount on the phones and 2) the components in this 6T are 5 – 7 months old and I am sure OnePlus can sell it for $350 and still make a profit. The Mi Poco phone sells for around $290 and it’s specs are inline with the 6T and the Poco phone came out 2 months ago

  • SCSI

    How about the Nexus 6p? :)

  • TheRealKingSen

    Is the bootloader unlockable?

    • PC_Tool

      That’s the big question and the only reason I may not purchase it day-one.

    • TJ OConnor

      Only once the device is paid off

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        But remember, I think you have to wait 24 months for the device to be paid off. I am not sure if you can setup a 12 months payment plan

  • MarkMcCoskeyTech

    IF I can get $300 for my Nexus 6, like is stated above, that makes it $249. I’ll go for it.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      279, actually – they are only carrying the mid-range model (8/128GB Mirror Black).

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        Don’t forget the $25 sim fee which all the stores will charge. Thsi is a great deal if you have a device to trade in. Otherwise for $579+$25+tax, I would look for a deal on a better device on Swappa

        • Jeremy Turnley

          5 years of swapping phones around across 4 lines, and I have never been charged a SIM fee. They even waive it for new customers unless they are doing a BYOD.

          As for a “better device”, it’s pretty hard to beat this one overall. Some have better screens, some have better cameras, some have a stylus, but all of those come with drawbacks as well. OnePlus does all of the hardware well enough that it’s not really worth paying more, and does software better than any of them. Sure, you could get a used phone with a couple hundred charge cycles on the battery for the same price, but I don’t think you are really going to get an overall “better” one for the price.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          If you are getting the phone through TMobile phone agents, yes you get it waived all the time, but come to Michigan and no corporate store will waive it even if you ask the manager. The best thing they will tell you is “call TMobile and ask them for a credit” but they won’t waive it. As far as this phone being one of the best, please look at what you can get for $600 now. You can get a used note 9 for around$750 and you know the phone will have more than a couple hundred charges. I just got my brother a new note 8 from Samsung directly for $508 with no trade in. I bought a pixel XL brand new 6 months ago for $300 and it’s warranty will expire in April 2019 through Google. I also bought my mother a brand new Galaxy S9+ for $490 but I had to trade in a 10 years old smartphone to get$350 credit. Like I said, if you are trading a phone from the list, this is a good deal. But I have owned a OnePlus 5t and the camera I didn’t like a bit. My Moto X pure has a better camera than the OnePlus 5t. The OnePlus 6 camera is not that much better than the 5t and the 6t is the same as the 6. OnePlus is actually going to make a lot of money off the 6t because it’s components are 5 to 7 months old

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          When I bought the OnePlus 5t, I feel like I paid close to $600 and I just got the fastest phone. The camera wasn’t that great, the screen wasn’t that good. And the speaker wasn’t that great. Even the sound output through the headphone jack wasn’t that good. I just told myself “next time pay the extra $100 or $150 and get something that will satisfy you.”. I also had a couple of people I called that told me I sounded muffled so I just returned it. You get what you pay for. Even if a KIA looks nice, its not a Toyota nor a Honda

  • Jay Holm

    128GB internal, but no microsd slot.

    • riverhorse

      I hate this. Every great android deal seems to come with a huge BUT attached

  • Would it matter which version of an Acceptable phone would be accepted?

    I have an ATT LG G6, would that matter, does it need to be a TMo version?

    • Richard Finzel

      Typically tmobile doesn’t care. They are just looking for a LKQ phone under that model. It doesn’t matter carrier version.

  • gr8gatzby

    Only reason I returned my 1+1 within the buyer’s remorse period was lack of wifi calling. Is wifi calling finally doable on the 1+6?

    • leslie cruz

      wifi calling its been on 1+ 6 since android 8. works really good

    • Chops

      I believe all T-Mobile smart phones come with WiFi calling now.

  • TJ OConnor

    Its great to see that T-Mobile is expanding their line BUT Absolutely NOT getting the Device through @TMobile if the Bootloaders will be Locked Down tight…. from what i just read Bootloaders WILL BE LOCKED until device is paid off :( Guess I’ll buy it from #OnePlus directly!

    • KOLIO

      Exactly,no point in buying it from-T-Moblie at all.
      Locked bootloader & a single-SIM slot,why bother,unless you have a trade-in to knock a chunk of the costs down.

      • Acdc1a

        Ugly old Nexus 6 in the drawer…my answer

        • KOLIO

          There ya go,can’t beat that.
          I got the Note 9 with a similar trade-in offer,otherwise,no way for full price on that phone (see eBay for $200+ off MSRP already for int’l models).
          The only thing that sux is the bill credits,guessing that’ll hold back the bootloader unlock until they’re exhausted.
          If one has no need for b/l unlock or wants/needs dual SIM,the trade-in offer is the deal of the year,by far.

  • steveb944

    Phenomenal deal with the trade in and glad to see no premium price.

  • Brad

    Looks like the old 1+1 in the sock drawer will see me $300 towards the 6t! I’ll be at the store Friday morning. Will be putting the Samsung s9 in the drawer as updates are slow in coming!

    • TJ OConnor

      One great thing about OnePlus is monthly updates and every other month security updates which will NOT be the same for TMO customers. Carrier firmware always takes days to weeks to months later then getting the device directly from OnePlus

      • Alex Pilaia

        I would love to get a Tmo rep’s advice on this… This could make a huge difference for customers.

  • theicehog

    This is a really really good thing for T-Mobile consumers. If this sells well it will drive down the prices of flagship android phones. I’m excited about the next 6 months.

    • Bklynman

      Yes it might also effect the midrange phones too. Tmo just reduce the Q7,from $350.00 to $275.not saying because this phone was release,that why they reduce it.
      Hopefully Tmo has it lock down just like big red has Pixel lock down.

  • Bklynman

    This great deal really,it is going shock Apple,Lg,Samsung,with that price,I can see those hign price phones coming down alot,(maybe not Apple). Still getting Note 9 deal with Samsung those.

  • pbolton70

    Was disappointed to see the JOD still had a down payment. Funny heard too only does 750 of the cost. Well this one is with in but still down payment

  • Alex Pilaia

    Pros and cons for buying the 6T with Tmobile, rather than buying it from OnePlus Directly??

    • Erik Weldon

      Umm. You are restricted to the middle model. T-Mobile will probably prolong the updates (from what I hear, OnePlus is really excellent at upgrading the phone and they are regularly one of the first OEMs who push the latest version of Android). I would also imagine that the bootloader is going to be locked, if that kind of thing bothers you.

      • Alex Pilaia

        Well. I was interested in the 8GB/128GB Model anyway, so the Tmo variant is OK for me in that aspect. I am also OK with paying X/mo with Tmo, so I don’t need to shell out $600 in one shot off the 1+ website… But if Tmo blocks the updates sent out by 1+, and they remove the micro SD slot on the phone (which is a rumor), I think buying it directly from 1+ will win out. Also, if you go on 1+ website, it says you can buy the phone with “free Accessories”. What does this include? An extra case? and extra charger?.. We shall find out on November 1!

        • leslie cruz

          i dont know about accesories but i can tell you the unlocked version will not have sd card either but dual sim card both unlocked which is really convenient if you ever leave the country besides that will work perfect . Now with the 50 off its a sweet deal .

        • riverhorse

          Was hoping one of the dual sims would double up as sd slot.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          U R correct, the second sim slot is not a MicroSD reader. Some say the T-Mobile version has a bootloader lock. I am not that fmailiar with what that means, but does that mean if I take it overseas, I won’t be able to use the second sim slot with an international sim card? I don’t know the difference between bootloader lock and modem lock where you are only authorized to use the wireless providers sim

        • leslie cruz

          Tmo version will not be dual SIM. Will be single. Locked bootloader means you can’t root phone and can’t unlocked unless you paid In full

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          Oh, I didn’t know that physically it will be different by having a single sim slot. I have traveled overseas a lot and used the free T-Mo data which is super slow (2G) . With a dual sim slot at least if u r travelling overseas u can have ur T-Mo sim & an international sim for better & cheaper data speeds

        • leslie cruz

          I d been using the op6 like that and love it. But with this deal coming 300 off is a lot to care about extra sim or bloatware

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          So you think $300 is better than having the dual sim?

        • leslie cruz

          You can always use the temp unlock feature and switch sims

        • Stephen C

          Oneplus never had Micro SD card in their phones….

    • That Guy

      The price. I have an old Nexus 6 and will therefore get the phone for $280

  • Todd Wright

    Is it waterproof?

  • raygu303

    I don’t trust a company that wants to fragment Android! I’ll pass and stick to my Pixel 3 XL!

  • Alex Pilaia

    Can anyone confirm or deny this? Hear me out.

    I spoke with a Tmo rep (not sure if he understood everything), but If i buy the 6T for $580, and Trade in a OnePlus 2, i would get $300 credit for the trade in. (Which brings phone purchase to $280) But, the trade amount is in the form of $12.50 credit per bill cycle… I can not receive the $300 up front in the store in a lump amount. SO, If next year, Tmo carries the OnePlus 7 or 7T, and if they offer a similar promotion, NOBODY can claim the new 7T promotion, because they are still paying off the 24 month payment plan, because they are interested in the $12.50 discount. You must own the phone to trade it in… So you either pay off the phone (and lose the remaining 12 months worth of discounts), or skip the OnePlus 7 and continue on with the 6T and your $12.50 discount for another year…

    Someone Please clarify…

  • nina

    dbrand or GadgetShieldz offer the best skins for OnePlus 6T