OnePlus 6T sales grow 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6

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The OnePlus 6T is the first OnePlus phone to launch on a U.S. carrier, and thanks to that partnership with T-Mobile, the OP6T has enjoyed considerably stronger sales than its predecessor.

U.S. sales of the OnePlus 6T in the first 30 days were up 249 percent compared to the OnePlus 6. That’s according to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, who shared the news in an interview with PCMag. However, OnePlus hasn’t disclosed precise U.S. sales numbers for either the OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T, so we don’t know exactly how much units of either phone have been sold.

It’s not exactly surprising to hear that the OnePlus 6T enjoyed stronger early sales than the OnePlus 6 in the U.S. Most consumers buy their phones through a carrier, and partnering with T-Mobile helped to put the OnePlus 6T into physical stores across the country and in front of consumers’ faces. Not only does T-Mobile selling the OnePlus 6T mean consumers can easily buy a phone on T-Mo’s Equipment Installment Plan, but it also means that lots of folks are getting exposed to OnePlus for the first time.

Lau went on to talk about the OnePlus 6T’s lack of a headphone jack, saying that it was “a very painful decision” and pointing to the OP6T’s battery being bigger compared to the OnePlus 6. He also said that OnePlus would like to make a smaller phone, but that battery size and battery life restricts them from doing so.

Finally, the OnePlus CEO touched on 5G. He said that with the first batch of 5G phones, there will need to be unique 5G phones for each carrier. He also explained that it’s easier to build for frequency bands below 6GHz, but that they’ll eventually solve for millimeter wave (mmWave), too. “The whole industry knows that it’s easier to build for sub-6 than for millimeter wave. I also believe that next year we’ll find a solution for millimeter wave.”

For more from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, including what features of 5G and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 that he’s excited about, hit the link below.

Source: PCMag

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  • Mickey T

    i have an iphone 8 and a pixel xl 2. I use my oneplus 6t over both of them.

    • PC_Tool

      I have the 6t and the 2XL…keep going back to the 2XL for the dialer and the camera.Really wish 1+ could work something out with El Goog to get access to that software from the Play Store…I really do like the screen and FP sensor placement on the 6t better.

      • Mickey T

        Have you tried the modded camera apk? You can even set it as the default camera so it opens up when you double press the power button or take a picture within an app. I do want the google dialer but I’ve tolerated OP’s version just fine since I don’t make a lot of phone calls. I want to go back to the Pixel to try the call screening but again…no one calls me =(. hahaha

        • PC_Tool

          I’m using the modded camera, and a modded google dialer as well, actually, but none of them have the call screening yet….and I need that.

  • Bklynman

    This is great,maybe now the days of $700 and up phones will be done for.

    • Crackers luv M3TH

      The 5G 6T version is suppose to cost several hundred dollars more. Rumors suggest $800.

      • Bklynman

        That sucks if it is true,so that means Lg,Samsung,going to sell phones in the $1500 plus range?

  • carloslacend

    And next year when they release the one plus 7 in other carriers they are going to said that the sales were up 500%

  • DDLAR

    I’m glad to hear they’re interested in a smaller phone. OP6T is just too big for me. As it is, I have a GS9, but even it’s a little bigger than I would like.

  • Ron Kinsey

    I went from the LG V30 to the oneplus 6t and love it. It’s fast.

    • George Salcedo

      I kind of prefer the V30, its not as fast but I like the fingerprint reader better and it takes much better photos. I may have gotten a lemon One Plus 6T cause the photos look grainy and noisy. The battery life isn’t amazingly better than the V30 either, might just sell the One Plus but still debating that.

  • Priyank

    Been an Android user since 2010, but was always in awe of how fluid and responsive the iPhone always felt. Bought the One Plus 6t, this phone is fast, responsive and as fluid as any current iPhone is. Finally an Android that can actually take on the iPhone.

  • OnePlus6t IsBoss

    T-Mobile definitely cleaned up on OnePlus sales. I’m happy I was able to be a part of that OnePlus6t is a great secondary product in my case and definitely beating the crap out of stock Android.

  • pda96

    Percent increases are meaningless without the actual number of units.

  • Koolme666

    Have the 6t went out and got it release day before TMo closed, the one closest to me was sold out then I had to drive 10 minutes to a different store and couldn’t be happier. Never had a one plus device before, it’s the best Android phone I’ve owned so far. It’s fast and responsive, and the storage is plenty enough for me. And I get amazing battery life I’m not a heavy user by any means but I can get the phone to last two days sometimes barely to the 3rd day. I don’t know what the standard onscreen time is for a heavy user. But I can get at least 2 days of battery life.

  • donnybee

    He also said that OnePlus would like to make a smaller phone, but that battery size and battery life restricts them from doing so.

    It’s too bad OnePlus doesn’t know they can make/order smaller batteries so they can make smaller phones…

    • marque2

      I get you are coming – however smaller phones need proportionally smaller batteries which means battery life suffers. This is why iPhones were so underpowered until they decided to go to larger sizes – so they could preform long enough with small batteries.