OnePlus 3T was launched this month, and the phone went on sale in US, Europe, UK markets on November 22. The Chinese technology company has confirmed the new phone is coming to India on December 2. OnePlus 3T is an upgraded version of OnePlus 3, which was announced in June this year. OnePlus 3T gets a bump in processor, front camera and battery compared to the OnePlus 3. However, OnePlus 3T launch has left many wondering why the company decided to go for this new flagship within months of announcing OnePlus 3.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, Aaron from company’s ROM Team and a few other OnePlus staff took to Reddit to answer queries on product, software, shipping, after-sales service, and more. On being asked why OnePlus 3T has been launched within 6 months of OnePlus 3’s launch, Pei said, “We had the capability to improve the product, wanted to try it out, so we did. We think in a simple way. :)” Reddit users also asked questions relating to Android 7.1 Nougat, Daydream compatibility and more. Let us take a look at the top questions by Reddit users and company’s response to them:
Android 7.0 or 7.1?
We are initially shipping with 7.0. As 7.1 was released midway through development and integrating it would have delayed the update.
Why not support Daydream?
Daydream was announced after the product design of the OnePlus 3, so we did not design with Daydream compatibility in mind.
Update cycle for OP3 and OP3T?
Both devices will be on the same update schedule following Nougat.
Why not improve rear camera?
We didn’t have any improvements ready to go.
Hello! When you have the option to put 2 sim cards in the phone, why not make it to be able to put 1 sim card and an SD card instead of the second sim card.
What’s the pain point that SD card solves? We now have a 128GB UFS2.0 version that performs so much better than any external storage could.
3rd party chargers:
The only info I can find on charging the 3T talks about Dash Charging, but I’m curious about “normal”/slow charging with other chargers. For instance, can I charge the 3T with the 5V/3A charger for my current Nexus 5X without any risk of damage?
You’re free to use 3rd party chargers, but the dash charging will only kick in with the official cable and adapter.
Will the future line up be 4, then 4T, 5, 5T, etc?
Honestly don’t know, we’ll have to see how this one goes. It’s too early to tell.
Do you guys see yourself releasing multiple product lines in the near future? Something to cater to a wider variety of use cases (like Samsung with the S and Note).
Maybe when we’re 10x our current size. Still a lot of work to do better before product line expansion.
OnePlus 3T features a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 401 ppi pixel density. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and the overall design, weight of the phone is the same as the earlier flagship. In terms of specifications, OnePlus 3T features a 2.35Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal memory options with UFS 2.0.
The rear camera on OnePlus 3T is 16MP with the Sony IMX 298 Sensor and 1.12 µm pixel size. The rear camera now has Sapphire crystal lens cover. The front camera is also 16MP in the OnePlus 3T smartphone.
Battery in the OnePlus 3T is 3,400 mAh (non-removable) with Dash Charge support. OnePlus 3T has USB 2.0 Type-C charging port, Dual-nano SIM slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack. OnePlus 3T starts at $439 in the US for the 64GB version, which is around Rs 29,000. The 128GB version costs $479 which is around Rs 32,777 on conversion.