OnePlus a.k.a. the flagship-killer is known for its power-packed smartphones that offer everything that a flagship should have at a much lower price tag. However, the value-driven flagship series is slowly losing its charm in terms of price. The OnePlus 6 was fairly expensive and with the OnePlus 6T, the prices are expected to go even higher.
Xiaomi is now taking over the flagship-killer (killer) tag, particularly since the launch of its Pocophone F1. The F1 took everyone by surprise by offering everything a flagship (should) have at a near midrange price tag, something that OnePlus used to do in the past.
Having said this, OnePlus is still moving up in the charts. This is because the flagship series now moving towards more premium specs in exchange for the higher price.
Earlier this year in May, the OnePlus 6 surfaced which packed powerful specifications but was criticized for the higher price tag, which deviated from the company’s great-value-for-money slogan.
The OnePlus 6 was launched for a price tag of $529 globally and 64,000 PKR in Pakistan for the 64 GB version. Prior to this, OnePlus had the tradition of keeping its base model under the $500 mark.
Six months later now, OnePlus is reiterating its flagship smartphones and it is expected to launch the OnePlus 6T soon. If OnePlus follows suit with the launch of the OnePlus 5T then we can expect the OnePlus 6T to be announced in the first few weeks of November.
Expected OnePlus 6T Price in Pakistan:
If you think that the OnePlus 6 was expensive then you will definitely not enjoy the news that the OnePlus 6T will be even more expensive!
From the information that we have right now, the base model (64 GB version) of the OnePlus 6T will cost $569. This means that the price of the OnePlus 6T is expected to rise by up to $40 for the base model (and even more for the increased storage and RAM).
According to our estimates, the OnePlus 6T will cost you around 68,000 PKR to 72,000 PKR for the 64 GB version so if you are looking to upgrade then you should save up.
However, OnePlus is adding quite a lot of value for the increased price. According to the rumors, the OnePlus 6T will be a significant improvement over the OnePlus 6. From the information that we have right now, the OnePlus 6T will come with a better camera, a larger screen, and improved overall performance. Here is everything that we know about the OnePlus 6T so far.
Waterdrop Notch and Slightly Larger Screen:
The OnePlus 6T is expected to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with an adjusted resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixel which means that OnePlus is still sticking with the FHD to cut down costs.
The real difference is that unlike the bar-shaped notch that came with the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T will feature a waterdrop notch that is much smaller. The design is similar to the Oppo F9 which was one of the first phones to feature the waterdrop notch.
The notch will only contain the front-facing camera, but the shrunk form will add to the overall appeal of the smartphone.
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In-screen Fingerprint Scanner:
Apple ditched the fingerprint scanner in its pursuit to a fully bezel-less design. OnePlus is not following Apple in this regard though. Last year, the OnePlus 5T was the first OnePlus smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner on the back.
With the OnePlus 6T, the company is moving to an under-display fingerprint scanner. Vivo and Oppo have already used in-screen fingerprint scanners (such as that on the Vivo X21).
The good part about this is that it allows for a slimmer and truly bezel-less design. The bad part is that these in-display fingerprints are noticeably slower than external ones which can be a bit of an annoyance.
OnePlus smartphones are known for their super-quick fingerprint scanners so if the rumors are true, this in-screen fingerprint scanner will be much quicker than the ones we have seen in the past.
Regardless though, the OnePlus 6T will have the face-unlock on board as well. The speedy face-unlock, though not as secure, will cover for any speed issues you might have with the fingerprint scanner.
There is some news that the OnePlus 6T will feature the same camera setup as the Oppo R17 Pro. If these speculations are correct, then the OnePlus 6T will have a 12-megapixel primary camera on the back with a variable aperture and a 20-megapixel wide-angle secondary camera with autofocus. The secondary camera might double as a 3D sensor for depth-detection but there is no solid information about this yet.
Performance and Specifications:
As for the specifications, the OnePlus 6T will likely feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB RAM setup with up to 256 GB of internal storage. There is no news on whether we will finally see wireless charging, stereo speakers, and IP-rated water resistance on the OnePlus 6T since these are all premium features that are not usually found in value-driven smartphones.
The only thing that is still to be unveiled is the battery specification of the OnePlus 6T. Will the battery capacity be increased with the larger screen? Samsung improved the Galaxy Note9’s battery life significantly with a higher battery capacity than that of the Galaxy S9. We might see something similar with the OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus 6T Release Date in Pakistan:
The OnePlus 5T was announced in November last year so we would expect a similar release date for the OnePlus 6T. However, according to an invite that was sent out, the event is dated to be on 17th October. There is no news on whether this is an official invite or not so there is still some gray area regarding the release date.
We can expect the OnePlus 6T to be available around the end of October if the rumors are true. Several online stores and dealers have already anticipated the launch of the OnePlus 6T so we can expect them to have the smartphone in stock soon after its launch.
Keep checking in on Pakistanistores.com for more news and updates on the specifications, release date, and price of OnePlus 6T in Pakistan.
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