A Quick Look at OnePlus’ new OnePlus 6T: Has In-Display Fingerprint Sensor


OnePlus is back at it with it’s new incremental update this year, the OnePlus 6T. We covered the OnePlus 6 here sometime back. It only make sense to take a look at it’s update the OnePlus 6T.
Judging by it’s name, the 6T is not much of a difference from the 6T but there are a few key changes worth mentioning for example about the display, fingerprint sensor and perhaps the battery.

The OnePlus 6T spots a larger 6.5 inch display from the 6.2 inch the OnePlus 6 has, also optic AMOLED with 2340 by 1080 screen resolution so you can expect deep black and high contrasts on this display similar to what Samsung flagship phones provide.

OnePlus 6T Display (Credits: MKBHD)

The noticeable difference on display between the 6T and the previous 6 is the notch. The OnePlus 6 has a regular notch we’ve seen on many phones released this year. The OnePlus 6T however has a tear-drop notch. Just a little cut-out to house the front facing camera. This was done to minimize the notch for more display. The front-facing speaker is also crammed just above the selfie camera with the few sensor along. The chin at the bottom is also noticeably smaller.

OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T (Credits: MKBHD)

OnePlus for the first time embraces the in-screen fingerprint sensor in the OnePlus 6T. This is undoubtedly the future of fingerprint sensor security in phones but the technology is at it’s infancy. Many manufacturers haven’t embraced this technology yet for the known fact that it’s slower than the regular fingerprint sensors found in other phones. The fingerprint sensor in the 6T is also optical meaning there is an optical sensor underneath the display that shines a light on the finger when the user places it on screen. It is also currently only possible on OLED displays.

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The above are the few differences the OnePlus 6T brings over the OnePlus 6 including a slightly larger 3700mAh battery and the exclusion of the headphone jack that many manufacturers have excluded as well. The rest remain unchanged for example the front-facing 16 mega-pixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual 16 mega-pixel and 20 mega-pixel all f/1.7 aperture main cameras.

The 6T is also powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes in three various storage configurations: 128GB storage with 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage with 8GB of RAM and the 256GB storage variant with 8GB RAM. It’s runs on the latest Android 9.0 Oreo underneath OnePlus’ own Oxgyen OS that comes with a few tweaks like the ability to hide the notch and more.

Despite any changes in the OnePlus 6T, it’s prices is exactly the same as the the previous OnePlus 6 with the 128GB 6GB RAM at $549, the 128GB 8GB RAM at $579 and the 256GB 8GB RAM at $628.