OnePlus 8T price, release date, specs

OnePlus has finally revealed the OnePlus 8T and here's everything you need to know about the premium handset

OnePlus 8T
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OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 8T today, after giving us a sneak peak at the handset last week.

While we had a few details officially confirmed prior to the event, there were still some blanks left to fill out, and we got the lowdown today. You can watch the reveal below or skip straight to the specs if you want to get down to the nitty gritty. 

OnePlus 8T: launch stream

If you missed the livestream on YouTube,  you can relive it right here. OnePlus also offered fans the chance to watch via OnePlus World – an online experience with games, a history of OnePlus' devices, a chance to win the smartphone, and somewhere to watch the event in a private  watch party with friends. 

OnePlus 8T: design and display

The OnePlus 8T weighs in at 188g and is just 8.4mm thick. The texture is described as smooth and silky - similar to the OnePlus One Silk White - and the rear of the chassis is made from glass with aa metal frame. 

The OnePlus 8T features a 6.55-inch AMOLED 120Hz flat display with HDR10+. All of the things you loved about the OnePlus 8 Pro's display are here, but in a flat rather than curved panel. It boasts the most accurate colour depiction of any smartphone on the market with a JNCD of 0.3 – something OnePlus touched on last month.

OnePlus 8T: specs

The OnePlus 8T houses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 processor, offers both 8GB and 12GB RAM variants in Europe, 5G support, and is kitted out with a 4,500 mAh battery. 

The premium specs lead OnePlus to redesign the heat dissipation system, offering the best thermal performance in any OnePlus smartphone.  

The company is leaning into mobile gaming with tools geared towards minimising other distractions on your handset, as well as letting you screen record with ease. Following the announcement of Fortnite hitting 90fps on OnePlus, the company announced its now supported on the OnePlus 8 series and the OnePlus 8T. 

On the battery front, OnePlus announced Warp Charge 65, that lets you juice up your battery to 60% in just 15 mins. The phone sports a twin battery design so each one can run at more than 30W on its own. 

The power adaptor design has had an overhaul too, and is compatible with a huge range of devices - including a tablet, mini laptop, and Nintendo Switch. To that end, you can buy it separately. The adaptor is also included for free with your OnePlus 8T.

When it comes to the camera, the OnePlus 8T has a quad camera setup consisting of a 48MP main camera with OIS, 16MP ultra wide, 5MP macro camera, and 2MP monochrome lens. 

There's a new intuitive feature that switches to Nightscape mode depending on the lighting so you don't have to remember to do it yourself. For lowlight videos, OnePlus is introducing Video Nightscape which works similarly to the picture mode.  

OnePlus' Oxygen OS 11 has also had a revamp, with the UI redesigned to make using your smartphone one-handed more comfortable.    

OnePlus 8T: price and release date

The OnePlus 8T is available in a glossy Aquamarine Green, or frosted Lunar Silver, and launches in Europe on October 20. Pre-orders start today. There are two variants available: 8GB/128GB for €599/ £549, and 12GB/256GB for €699/ £649.

If you're in North America, there's only one variant available – the 12GB/256GB. Pre-orders start today with the launch on October 23, and you can pick up the smartphone for $749. A 5G version will also be available with more details to follow. 

Shabana Arif
Shabana Arif

Shabana is T3's News Editor covering tech and gaming, and has been writing about video games for almost a decade (and playing them since forever). She's had bylines at major gaming sites during her freelance career before settling down here at T3, and has podcasts, streaming, and video content under her belt to boot. Outside of work, she also plays video games and should really think about expanding her hobbies. If you have any tech or gaming tips, shoot over an email or DM her on social media.