OnePlus 6T officially launched in New York today at a starting price of $549

OnePlus 6T Smartphone

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The launch of the next flagship of OnePlus; OnePlus 6T has started at an event in New York from 8.30PM IST. Even on Nov. 1; OnePlus will hold a similar event in New Delhi at the same time. Both the launch event was allotted for the same day but the Apple announcement made OnePlus blink its global launch forward by one day.

The event began with founder Pete Lau taking the stage to show off its flagship smartphone. Unlike the launch of an iPhone or a Galaxy phone, the launch of the OnePlus phone is different because the company likes to reveal the details of its upcoming product in advance through official channels. This reveals much about the novelty before it is launched at the event.

OnePlus 6T is the successor to the OnePlus 6, which was launched earlier this year in India. Though much is already known, the OnePlus 6T price is the thing that most people are waiting for.

As the launch focuses on the device it brings up more specs like; OnePlus 6T has a new low-light photography mode called Nightscape, which allows people to capture better details from photos shot in poor lighting conditions.

Nightscape is coming to OnePlus 6 via a software update starting later this week, the company announced. OnePlus has also improved the portrait photography mode on its new smartphone, the company said. It has a new portrait mode called Studio Lighting.

The event also puts forward the fact that OnePlus 6T is going to ship with an in-display fingerprint reader. OnePlus is calling this technology “Screen Unlock”. The company claims that it can apparently be unlocked in 0.34 seconds via Screen Unlock.

The company also said that OnePlus 6T has 23 percent better battery life than the OnePlus 6. It also claimed that its software system is one of the most stable among Android manufacturers with PUBG Mobile loading up to 20 percent faster.

The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and 20-megapixel secondary sensor, both of which have a f/1.7 aperture. The camera supports OIS and EIS and 480 fps slow-mo videos. The OnePlus 6T has a 16-megapixel front camera too with a 6.41-inch display and a waterdrop style notch. It has a 19.5″9 aspect ratio. The smartphone weighs 185 grams.

The price of the OnePlus 6T remains a mystery. For India, it will be revealed tomorrow but expect it to be around Rs 38,000, and lower than Rs 40,000. Ahead of the OnePlus 6T launch in India, Reliance Jio has announced that it will provide an instant cashback of Rs 5,400 on the first prepaid recharge of Rs 299 to all OnePlus 6T customers. As for availability in India, this date is either November 1 or the November 2, when the company is also holding 12 pop-up events in 9 cities as part of its global program to meet and greet fans. For OnePlus fans in India, the wait is not much longer.

OnePlus 6T officially launched in New York today at a starting price of $549