OnePlus 8T launch event
EDIT (21:00 CET): We edited this article and are sending notifications again for people who haven't been able to watch the event.
OnePlus announced the 8T
OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 8T-smartphone. The smartphone has, just like the 8, a Snapdragon 865 (non-Plus). Probably because the Plus adds marginal performance improvements and is more expensive. The 8T is 100 euros cheaper than the regular 8, and in return you get the following:
- Snapdragon 865
- 8/12GB LPDDR4X
- 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 4500mAh (2*2250) battery
- 65W Warp Charge
- 6.55", OLED, 120Hz, 2400x1080, 20:9
- IMX 586 (48MP)
- 16MP ultra wide (slightly larger angle than OnePlus 8)
- 5MP macro
- 2MP depth
- IMX 471 front camera
- 188 grams
- Video Nightscape
- Video Portrait
- Video Tracking
- Super Stabilization
- 8GB + 128GB: 42,999 INR
- 12GB + 256GB: 45,999 INR
- 8GB + 128GB: 599 euros
- 12GB + 256GB: 699 euros
- 12GB + 256GB: 749 USD
- 8GB + 128GB: 549 GBP
- 12GB + 256GB: 649 GBP
- 12GB + 256GB: 1099 dollars
OnePlus announced the OnePlus Buds Z as well
The Buds Z are a cheaper version of the Buds that were announced earlier this year. The Buds Z are 40mAh per side. The case has a capacity of 450mAh. With the capacity of just the buds, you can listen to 5 hours of music and 20 hours with case. The regular Buds have a battery life of 30 hours, with the case. Even though the Buds Z are a cheaper version of the Buds, it has a better IP-rating: IP55 vs IPx4.
The Buds Z have 10mm drivers and cost 59 euros / 45.99 USD / 69.99 CAD / 55 GBP. They will be available in white and grey. There'll also be a "Steven Harrington Edition".
Below is the original article
Just a day after the Apple October 2020 Event, OnePlus will be announcing the new OnePlus 8T smartphone. The event will be live from 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 19:30 IST onwards.
Where to watch
This is a "VR" experience and a OnePlus account is recommended, though you can join that website as a guest as well. While you wait for the event to start, you can complete a few tasks/challenges to earn points, which can be redeemed against rewards if you are in the top leaderboard:
First 10 tasks, out of 16 total
We wrote an article about the alleged specs of this device last week, but here's a quick summary:
- CPU: Snapdragon 865
- RAM: up to 12GB
- Display: 1080x2400 FHD, 120Hz with 240Hz touch sampling rate
- Back cameras: 48MP Sony IMX689 + 16MP wide-angle + 5MP macro + 2MP portrait
- Battery: 4500 mAh, 65W fast charging
Indian pricing has already been leaked:
- 8GB/128GB: 42,999 INR
- 12GB/256GB: 45,999 INR
If this leak is accurate, the 8T is 2000 INR cheaper than the base model of the OnePlus 8, which launched at 44,999 INR earlier this year. Globally, OP8 launched at $699, which is about ~$90 increase compared to Indian pricing.
We can make an educated guess as to what the global pricing for OnePlus 8T will be: 669 USD/EUR. We'll be watching the livestream as well, and will update this article with more information as well as pricing details.
Sales are expected to start on 17th October.