OnePlus has just announced a – relatively – new smartphone today: the OnePlus 3T. As its name suggests, this device is basically a more powerful variant of the OnePlus 3 with some hardware upgrades here and there. Of course, with these new hardware, the OnePlus 3T is also costlier than its predecessor.
The most obvious hardware change the OnePlus 3T received is a newer and faster processor, which is none other than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor; the higher clocked 2.35GHz version, to be specific, which is the very same one found in Xiaomi’s Mi Mix. In comparison to the Snapdragon 820 processor of the OnePlus 3, the 3T should have a slight edge in the performance department.
Other than that, the OnePlus 3T also has a slightly bigger battery. Instead of the OnePlus 3’s modest 3,000mAh battery, the 3T is packed with a bigger 3,400mAh cell. According to OnePlus, this equals to 13% increase in battery capacity. Naturally, the OnePlus 3T retains the Dash Charge feature of its predecessor, which promises “a day’s power in half an hour.”
Finally, there’s one more new hardware introduced in the OnePlus 3T: a better front-facing camera. Instead of the OnePlus 3’s 8MP front shooter, the 3T has a better 16MP selfie camera, which OnePlus claims features better low-light performance. Now, both cameras of the OnePlus 3T are 16MP shooters; the rear camera still has optical image stabilisation as well.
For the most part, the OnePlus 3T is really a more refined and powerful OnePlus 3. It still features a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display, 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the same design and dimensions, as well as no support for expandable storage. That being said, there’s actually a 128GB variant of the OnePlus 3T, which is double the internal storage of the OnePlus 3.
The OnePlus 3T is available in two colours: Soft Gold – the very same colour available for the OnePlus 3 – and a new “Gunmetal” colour, which seems to have a darker shade of grey over the Graphite OnePlus 3. As for the OnePlus 3T’s retail prices, the 64GB model goes for $439 (about RM1,905), while the 128GB variant is listed at $479 (approximately RM2,080). As usual, Malaysian availability of the OnePlus 3T still remains to be seen.