OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile

OnePlus 6T is announced with top specs and in-display fingerprint scanner, coming to T-Mobile : The OnePlus 6T is now official – and it is shaping up as the company’s most important phone yet. As previous OnePlus models, the 6T stands out with an impressive specs sheet. It comes with a better display, a better camera, a bigger battery, and a more refined design – all at a decent price. But what truly makes the OnePlus 6T special is that it is the first of the company’s phones to launch through a US carrier, namely T-Mobile.

Here’s the OnePlus 6T at a glance: specs and a few design shots revealed at the official event held in New York as we’re typing these lines.

 

Bigger display, smaller notch

As expected, the OnePlus 6T comes with a notched display, but the notch itself is one of the smallest in the industry. It only houses the front-facing camera, while the earpiece slit rests above it. For those who like numbers: the OnePlus 6T has a 6.41 AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels (402ppi). This is the largest screen on a OnePlus phone so far, but the resolution hasn’t been changed. In other words, display sharpness won’t be industry leading, but sticking to 1080p resolution instead of jumping to 1440p should help with overall performance.

In-display fingerprint scanner

Before we dive into under-the-hood hardware specifics, we must highlight the OnePlus 6T’s outstanding feature – its in-display fingerprint reader. That’s right: the phone has an actual fingerprint reader built seamlessly into the display – and it unlocks the phone in as little as a third of second, OnePlus claims. The sensor appears to be of the optical variety, meaning that light from the display illuminates your finger as it is being read. This is the same technology utilized in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. However, the OnePlus 6T will be the first phone launched in the US with this feature on board. The reader can be used for Android Pay transactions, in case you’re wondering.

This is a developing news story. More information will be added as it becomes official.

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