Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Download the Latest OnePlus 6T Launcher With New Gesture Navigation

Download the Latest OnePlus 6T Launcher With New Gesture Navigation

The company will be live streaming the event, and you can catch the live stream below.

The OnePlus 6T will go on sale in Malaysia starting 8 November and you can pre-order starting today, 30 October until 7 November 2018.

The new move may be down to the OnePlus 6T's higher price tag, which could mean more customers opt to buy the phone on contract rather than outright as many have previously. It comes in two color editions: Mirror Black and Midnight Black. The OnePlus Explorer backpack will be available later on invite basis at Rs 4,990.

The OnePlus 6T allows the Chinese phonemaker to stay up to date with the latest trends and at par with its rivals.

Next is a feature that's pretty simple, but still nice: a new About Phone screen. Nightscape makes low-light and night images better, and Studio Lighting helps with improved Portrait shots. A Smart boost feature has also been introduced that boosts the performance of the device by 20% for playing heavy games. However, being a software implementation, this too could come to older OnePlus models. The configuration hasn't changed since then, with even a OnePlus 3 charger being Dash Charge compatible with even the OnePlus 6T. There's a really great low light mode built into the budget-friendly Honor 8X so it'll be interesting to see how the mode works in the more premium OnePlus 6T. Right out of the box, the 6T will run Android 9 Pie based on OxygenOS 9.0, but users will receive an update immediately which will bump the version number to OxygenOS 9.0.4. It sports a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels ) AMOLED display with an 19.5:9 aspect ratio, as well as support for sRGB (100.63 percent) and DCI-P3 colour gamuts. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Underlining the overall design of the smartphone is the all-new Waterdrop Notch on the top, housing sensors and all-new 20MP front camera. The device comes in a 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and a 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. This phone offers some relatively new innovations such as Screen Unlock, an optical in-display fingerprint scanner. A dual-LED flash accompanies the rear setup, while there is also OIS and EIS available.

In terms of battery, the OnePlus 6T has a larger 3,700mAh unit that also supports 5V4A fast charging via USB-C.

The foray by 5-year-old Shenzhen-based OnePlus comes after US mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon this year backed away from plans to work with China's Huawei on high-end phones in face of pressure from the USA government, which considers Huawei a security risk.

The OnePlus 6T comes with either 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage, not expandable via microSD card.

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