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OnePlus 6T vs OnePlus 6: What’s Changed?




Now that the OnePlus 6T is official, it’s time to see what has improved compared to the OnePlus 6. What has changed? Read on to find out.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationOnePlus 6TOnePlus 6
Display6.41-inch 19.5:9 Full Optic AMOLED @2340 x 1080px, 402ppi, sRGB and DCI-P36.28-inch 19:9 Full Optic AMOLED Screen @ 2280 x 1080px, 402ppi, sRGB and DCI-P3
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
RAM6GB/8GB LPDDR4X6GB/8GB LPDDR4X
ROM128GB/256GB UFS 2.164GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1
Expandable Storagen/an/a
Rear Camera-16MP f/1.7 + 20MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 519/376K OIS + EIS rear cameras, LED flash
- 480fps slow-mo
- NightScape (HDR)
16MP f/1.7 IMX 519 + 20MP f/1.7 Sony 376K with OIS + EIS rear cameras, dual LED flash
-480fps slow-mo
Front Camera- 16MP f/2.0 front camera
- Studio Lighting
16MP f/2.0 Sony IMX 371 front camera
Connectivity- 4G LTE Cat. 16/13 5CA, 42 Global Bands
- 4x4 MIMO
4G LTE Cat. 16/13 4CA, 40 Global Bands
- 4x4 MIMO
SIMDual Nano SIMDual Nano SIM
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2 MIMOWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2 MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCNFCNFC
Sensor- In-Display Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)
- Face Unlock
USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5mm audio portn/aYes
Features- Smart Boost
- Full Screen Gesture control 2.0
- Water Resistance
- Gesture control
- Water Resistance
OSOxygenOS (Android 9 Pie)OxygenOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,700mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge3,300mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge

So what changed in the OnePlus 6T?

  • Larger Screen Size
  • Slightly higher screen aspect ratio
  • Slightly higher horizontal screen resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • No 64GB internal storage variant
  • Pre-installed NightScape mode
  • Studio Lighting mode
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • No 3.5mm audio port
  • Smart Boost
  • Full-Screen Gesture control 2.0
  • Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box
  • A slightly larger battery capacity

Based on the listed changes, the OnePlus 6T has a lot of new things to offer, not just on the hardware but also on the software features. Some of the important things to note are the in-display fingerprint scanner, the upgraded glass protection in the screen, and the absence of a 3.5mm audio port.

OnePlus didn’t change the chipset and camera specs but they added new features to enhance the user experience, like the rear camera’s NightScape mode which allows users to shoot at low-light conditions without compromising the quality of the photo. Do note though, that this feature will come to the OnePlus 6 as well in the future update.

The OnePlus 6T comes with a Smart Boost which basically optimizes the phone to improve its gaming capabilities. The company also mentioned that they have improved its gesture control.

The OnePlus 6T is also running on Android 9.0 Pie-based OxygenOS out of the box and carries a slightly larger battery capacity which should yield a longer battery life than the OnePlus 6.

To sum it up, the OnePlus 6T carries big improvements over the OnePlus 6. It’s a worthy upgrade, especially if you’re coming from older OnePlus smartphones. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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3 Responses

  1. SourGaming says:

    They still used that SD 845… Hmmm…. Medyo nagdadalawang isip ako pero di ko na mahihintay yung OP 7 and same lang naman din sila ni OP6T na 5G ready so..

    GG na this.

  2. JB says:

    is this already confirmed na 5g supported? kasi sa mga nabasa ko SD855 lang and pwede mag support ng 5G

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