Its a known fact that OnePlus will be launching its new OnePlus 8T flagship on October 14. Now, the company has announced that 8T will be the first smartphone after Google’s Pixel devices in the entire world to launch with Android 11 out of the box.
OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau, also says that the device will ship with Oxygen OS 11. This is a no-brainer as the company usually is known to be one of the front-runners in giving users the latest software experience. Pete says that the hardware(display) and software(OxygenOS) will be a good blend for overall refined experience. Previously, Pete Lau explained the display parameters on the OnePlus 8T and confirmed the 120Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus launched the OxygenOS 11 with improved features like always-on display(AOD), revamped Zen Mode and Dark mode, one-handed gestures with overhaul in UI, animations, and more. The new OxygenOS 11 takes a lot of liking from Samsung’s One UI. Accordingly, it makes headings of menus bolder while moving contents a bit down to make it closer to the thumb. But this initially received mixed response from users.
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However, the company recently explained the reason for adopting a UI with changes like one-handed efficiency, adaption to bigger screens. That said, the new OnePlus 8T adopts a similar-sized 6.55-inch display compared to the 7T. Hence, it will be interesting to see how the new changes of OxygenOS 11 take effect on it. That said with this announcement, OnePlus yet again takes the crown of launching a device soon after Google with the newest Android after OnePlus 7T.
OnePlus 8T Specifications
Nevertheless, OnePlus 8T will solely launch with OxygenOS 11 as Pete Lau has already confirmed that there won’t be a Pro this time. As for the specifications, it features a 6.55-inch AMOLED punch-hole display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is expected to sport Snapdragon 865 SoC, 4,500mAh battery but is confirmed to have 65W charging support. On the optics side, it will most likely have a cluster of 48MP main, 16MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor on the back. And a 16MP selfie shooter at the front. Color variants expected are Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver options.
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