The OnePlus 3T is a smart-phone made by OnePlus. It is the successor to the OnePlus 3 and was revealed on 15 November 2016 via a Facebook live video. It went on sale in a new Gunmetal colour with the Soft Gold option being released soon after much like the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 3T has 6 GB of RAM, the option of 64 or 128 GB of storage, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that can support the new Daydream VR headset from Google.
It is an incremental update to the company’s flagship phone being released only 6 months later. It features the identical Optic AMOLED display, the same Sony IMX 298 rear camera sensor, and the same Dash Charging technology as its predecessor.
The OnePlus 3T is also the first phone from OnePlus to be available for immediate delivery (in Europe and North America), without long waiting times from being out of stock.
The OnePlus 3T has the same metal back design with anodised aluminium and curved edges. The device is available in two colors, a new Gun Metal (black/grey), which is slightly darker than the Graphite colour used in the predecessor and Soft Gold (white/gold) which was released on 6 January 2017.
The OnePlus 3T’s darker case is the only physical characteristic that allows it to be distinguished from the OnePlus 3. Users can also purchase the same protective covers in Kevlar or black apricot wood, bamboo, rosewood, and sandstone which takes care of the camera hump and evens it with the phone.
It features the same Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, in the same casing of the OnePlus 3. Now the phone comes with options for 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. Also features the same alert slider which users can use to quickly toggle between alert modes from silent to priority to all notifications. It includes NFC and the same fast finger scanner which can unlock the device in approximately 0.3 seconds.
The OnePlus 3T contains the same rear-facing Sony 16 MP sensor as the predecessor. The phone now has an upgraded 16 MP f/2.0 Samsung 3P8SP Sensor with Electronic Image Stabilisation.
The phone once again has the same OnePlus quick charging capabilities named Dash Charge with the ability to gain 60% of the charge in 30 minutes. According to the company, this is accomplished by doing all the power transforming required for direct input to the battery in the power brick supplied, not within the phone itself, reducing heat on the device. Additionally, the power brick can contain larger, dedicated electronics, whereas any power processing on a phone has to use smaller and cooler equipment, reducing the speed of charging.
The phone comes with a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and a bigger 3400 mAh battery.