OnePlus has beaten smartphone heavyweights Apple and Samsung to introduce an in-screen fingerprint sensor
OnePlus has beaten smartphone heavyweights Apple and Samsung to introduce an in-screen fingerprint sensor

OnePlus 6T: Release date announced for super-charged Android with unique screen

A deal with US network T-Mobile could see the phone finally break into the mainstream

Anthony Cuthbertson@ADCuthbertson
Monday 08 October 2018 17:39

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced the launch date for the OnePlus 6T, just five months after unveiling its flagship OnePlus 6 phone.

The device will launch on Tuesday 30 October at 3pm GMT in New York, with the event's tag line being "Unlock the Speed".

"Attendees of the event will be the first in the world to experience the speed of the OnePlus 6T, and participate in a range of interactive experiences and exclusive demos showcasing the superior craftsmanship and design combined with powerful, cutting-edge technology," OnePlus wrote in a note to media on Monday.

"At the centre of this milestone event will be the global OnePlus Community who continue to help build and shape the direction of OnePlus. Together, OnePlus will celebrate the announcement of the OnePlus 6T by hosting the biggest ever Community event in the company’s history."

Some of the most anticipated features have already been either revealed by the company's CEO Pete Lau, or leaked online by tech bloggers.

They include an in-screen fingerprint sensor that will allow the display to stretch right to the bottom of the device without needing to make space for the security feature.

The OnePlus 6 features a 20 megapixel dual-lens camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor

It is also following the path of Apple by ditching the headphone jack – a decision that has proved controversial among some smartphone users.

The OnePlus 6T's predecessors have been widely acclaimed by fans of the manufacturer as equal to or greater than other high-end smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

OnePlus has branded itself as the 'Flagship Killer' since first launching the OnePlus One in 2014 due to its high-end specs, however it is yet to achieve mainstream success.

A deal with the US network T-Mobile could go some way to making the phone maker more competitive in an already crowded market.

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