OnePlus 6T was launched today at an event in New York. The smartphone represents the mid-year flagship refresh that the Chinese company has offered for the past two generations, in the form of the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 6T offers several additions over the OnePlus 6 model it succeeds, such as an in-display fingerprint scanner, a larger battery, a larger display, a smaller notch, improved low-light photography, Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, a better endowed base model, and Smart Boost optimisation. There is a prominent removal as well - the OnePlus 6T foregoes the headphone jack, with users having to rely on the USB Type-C port or Bluetooth for their audio pairing needs.
Like the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T retains a single bottom firing speaker. It also features an all-glass build, like the OnePlus 6, with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The in-display fingerprint sensor is claimed to unlock the smartphone in 0.34 seconds, and works with the OnePlus screen protector - the company doesn't guarantee it will work a third-party protector. The fingerprint recognition is also self-learning, said to make it faster over time when identifying the same fingerprints. The OnePlus 6T's Smart Boot feature that is said to improve app cold start speeds by 5 to 20 percent by caching frequently used apps - it currently will only work with gaming apps, with additional compatibility planned for the future.