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OnePlus 6T: All you need to know

OnePlus announced the 6T at the end of October 2018, becoming the first from the Chinese company to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, that wasn’t the only first for the OnePlus 6T. There’s more, including official availability and support for multiple carriers in the U.S.

Despite having been around for several months and the fact that OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G are here to take over, the 6T still remains a top-notch device. And with more software updates, it should age gracefully. For those who plan on holding onto their current 6Ts for the foreseeable future here’s all that you need to know about the device.

Heads-up: It won’t be long before OnePlus discontinues the 6T, get one while you still can.

Specifications

  • 6.41-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ Optic AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 128GB or 256GB storage
  • Dual-lens 16MP +20MP main camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 3,700mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, NFC, 4G LTE, In-display FPS, Face unlock, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic,
    Dirac HD sound, 20W fast battery charging, etc.

From the specs, OnePlus 6T is one beast of a phone. It might not boast the latest processor in town, but the Snapdragon 845 still handles everything you throw at it comfortably, but if you want more raw power, then the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is what suits you.

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

Renowned luxury carmaker McLaren and OnePlus teamed up for what became the latter’s most expensive ever piece of hardware at the time, but still relatively affordable compared to other smartphones made in partnership with luxury carmakers. The McLaren OnePlus 6T is mostly the same device as the standard 6T, but with a few perks of its own.

In addition to the McLaren-inspired cosmetics, this special edition 6T has a whopping 10GB RAM allied to 256GB of non-expandable storage and supports the company’s new Warp Charge 30W fast charging technology that promises 50% charge of the 3700mAh battery with just 20 minutes of charging. That’s super fast, really!

The new technology also keeps the phone cool during charging and even better is that using the phone while charging won’t affect the speed of power delivery.

OnePlus 6T features

What makes OnePlus 6T such a great piece of hardware is the amount of raw power and features it packs at a fraction of the price of its mates. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find some features on this phone that aren’t even on more pricier handsets. It gets even better as the device continues to receive new software updates that introduce even more features.

To get you started, hit the link below:

Despite all the goodies, the 6T is still no perfect device:

Price and availability

OnePlus’ success is based off affordable pricing, which is what the price of the 6T is. The base model debuted at $549, going up to $629 for the premium variant of 8/256GB. As for the McLaren Edition, you need $699 to get hands on one of these.

Besides selling through the official OnePlus online store, the 6T became the first from the company to sell through a U.S. carrier, T-Mobile. However, only the mid-range model with 8/128GB memory is available through the carrier priced at $550 outright or $22.92/mo. for 24 months.

Tips and tricks

OnePlus 6T is full of tricks. Despite still managing to deliver a near-stock Android OS, the company has sneaked some cool features in there that could change your entire experience. By now, you’ve probably gone through a good number of them, but it’s unlikely that you’ve experienced it all.

With the tips and tricks shared below, you should be able to get the most out of your 6T.

Software update

OnePlus is second to Google when it comes to software support. The company keeps rolling out regular software updates to the OnePlus 6T, making it even better and more stable. With OnePlus 6 having participated in beta testing Android Pie, the 6T should also follow suit when Android Q beta arrives.

To keep an eye on this development and many others related to the 6T software updates, check out the links below:

To check if the latest software update is available for your 6T, head to Settings > About phone > Check for updates.

Best accessories

Check out some of the best accessories that are available for the OnePlus 6T handset below.

Best cases

These are some of the best cases available for the OnePlus 6T handset below.

Best screen protectors

Check out some of the best screen protectors available for the OnePlus 6T handset below.

Problems and solutions

Over time, OnePlus 6T may develop a few problems here and there. Usually, dealing with these issues can be a breeze, but only if you know how to. That said, below are some of the common OnePlus 6T problems and their possible solutions.

If you bump into any other problems, feel free to share them with us for a quick solution.

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