OnePlus launches updated OnePlus 8T smartphone

OnePlus 8T announced for October 23

The company has unveiled just one phone this time, eschewing a Pro sibling. As mentioned, OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 8T will pack a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging.

At a starting price of £549, the phone sits between its flagship OnePlus 8 series and its mid-range OnePlus Nord. The front of the phone has a holepunch camera embedded in the top left corner of the display.

While the 8T won't have a larger 8T Pro sibling, it will boast a flat 6.55in, 120Hz display, and ditch the curved glass of the standard 8. But, that is just speculation, so take it with a pinch of salt.

OnePlus' long-teased 8T has arrived. For $749, you get an Android 11-powered smartphone with 12GB of reminiscence and 256GB of storage, and your selection of lunar silver or aquamarine inexperienced.

Like every other product launch this year, OnePlus is hosting its event virtually owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The screen runs at a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. It is marketed as an improved version of the OnePlus 8 model. However, there is still no news on when the OnePlus Nord will get its OxygenOS 11 update. And to keep the thermals under control, the device relies on a vapor chamber cooling solution.

The camera hardware has also received an upgrade with the addition of a monochrome lens.

As for the camera, the 8T has a quad design, with a 48 megapixel camera acting as primary. The main snapper can record 4K videos at up to 60fps and slo-mo 720p videos at up to 480fps.

OnePlus says it has improved the algorithms behind the Nightscape mode and also improved the stabilization performance. You can see that hint in the video below at around the 8:28 mark. OnePlus achieves such an insane charging speed by dividing the battery into two identical cells. However, the key attraction here is the 65W Warp charge tech.

Warp Change 65 is particularly impressive, too: It can charge the handset to 100 percent in under 40 minutes, and it does so without overheating the phone or its charger.

Of course, if you want the best and the latest, here's where to pre-order up the OnePlus 8T right now.

The smartphone will be available for early access at 12 a.m. on October 16 for Amazon Prime members on and OnePlus Red Cable Club members on and OnePlus Store app.