The OnePlus 6T has arrived, and similar to past T models, it retains most of what made its predecessor great while adding a couple of new features and slightly increasing its price.
We were already quite enthralled with the OnePlus 6 from earlier in the year, and the 6T aims to offer an even better experience for about $20 more.
Some of the highlights this time around include the Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 - 8GB of RAM, 128 - 256GB of storage, a 3,700 mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie available right out of the box.
OnePlus removed the 3.5mm headphone jack
All that glitters is not gold, and for some potential buyers, the 6T will no longer be a viable option once they realize that the phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
OnePlus was one of the few remaining brands that continued to outfit its devices with the legacy port year after year, and for die-hard fans, this has the potential to be a deal-breaker.
On the upside, the removal of the 3.5mm jack allowed OnePlus to equip the 6T with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Similar to phones like the Vivo NEX, the 6T's fingerprint sensor has been removed from its backside and now lives underneath the display. Just hold your finger on the new fingerprint icon on the screen, the sensor will ID you, and then unlock your phone.
While it's certainly a cool party trick and the first big phone in the U.S. to ship with the feature, it's not quite as fast or reliable as the OnePlus 6's fingerprint sensor.
If you're interested in buying a OnePlus 6T it's available for purchase right now with pricing starting at $549 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Along with that, you can get 8GB RAM + 128GB storage or 8GB RAM + 256GB storage for $579 and $629, respectively.
The 6T is being sold through OnePlus's website, and for the first time in the U.S., it's also being offered directly through a wireless carrier — T-Mobile, specifically.
T-Mobile's only carrying the 128GB + 8GB RAM model in Mirror Black, but if you trade in an eligible phone and buy the 6T on a monthly installment plan, you can get $300 back via monthly bill credits.