The OnePlus 3T is now available to buy in India, with the 64GB inbuilt storage model priced at Rs. 29,999, and the 128GB storage model priced at Rs. 34,999. The new OnePlus 3T smartphone is available from 12:01am IST from Wednesday via exclusive online retailer partner – Amazon India.
While both OnePlus 3T storage variants were launched globally in Gunmetal and Soft Gold variants, the company specified at the time of the India launch that the 128GB variant will only be available in the Gunmetal colour variant in India. The Soft Gold OnePlus 3T variant of the 64GB model will be made available at a later date.
To refresh, the OnePlus 3T has minor upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3 (Review). OnePlus earlier confirmed to Gadgets 360 that it will “continue to sell the OnePlus 3 in India,” which means both smartphones may be available in the market.
The only differences between the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 are a faster SoC, increased storage, an improved front camera, and a larger battery. The OnePlus 3T sports a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC (two cores clocked at 1.6GHz and two cores clocked at 2.35GHz) compared to the Snapdragon 820 SoC on the original. OnepLus 3T comes in both 64GB and 128GB storage models, compared to just a 64GB model on the OnePlus 3.
As for the improved front camera, OnePlus has doubled the resolution of the front camera from 8-megapixel on the OnePlus 3 to 16-megapixel on the OnePlus 3T – whilst also switching sensors from the Sony IMX179 with 1.4-micron pixels to the Samsung 3P8SP with 1-micron pixels.
Finally, the OnePlus 3T gets a larger 3400mAh battery compared to the 3000mAh offering on the OnePlus 3. OnePlus 3T once again supports Dash Charge (5V 4A) fast charging technology.
Everything else about the two smartphones is identical. The OnePlus 3T bears the same anodised aluminium metal unibody design, the same fingerprint sensor on the home button, and the same Alert Slider apart from capacitive hardware keys. OnePlus 3T also comes with the same USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The SoC is coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Connectivity options on the OnePlus 3T include 4G LTE (with support for India’s LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS. OnePlus 3T bears the same measurements as the OnePlus 3 at 152.7×74.7×7.35mm, and the same weight at 158 grams.