OnePlus is officially bringing the OnePlus 3T to India on December 2, a few weeks after the phone made its international debut. The brand’s General Manager for India Vikas Agarwal announced the date via the company’s social media channels.
OnePlus has also confirmed that it will continue to vend the OnePlus 3 in India. This is in direct juxtaposition to what the firm is doing in the US and Europe where it has discontinued the older model. It’ll be interesting to see how the OnePlus 3T fares in the subcontinent. It’ll likely be marketed as an upscale version of the original at a slightly higher price.
OnePlus 3 owners won’t have to worry about the manufacturer abandoning them with the arrival of the newer model. It’s promised to maintain the same update schedule for both. Moreover, it’s already started rolling out a brand new OxygenOS update for the 5-month old phone.
OxygenOS 3.2.8 is being described as an incremental OTA upgrade which will reach a small percentage of people before casting its net wider over the course of the next few days. Once downloaded, the promotion will introduce an emergency calling feature in line with the Indian government’s regulation.
Users can activate it by triple pressing the power button. Other notable highlights include 1080p 60fps video recording, general bug squashing, Snapchat optimization to fix video calling and scrolling lags, and better system stability.
Specifications of the OnePlus 3T:
– CPU: quad-core Snapdragon 821
– Display: 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Memory: 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage
– Battery: 3400mAh
– OS: Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS
– Cameras: 16MP rear, 16MP front
– Size: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm
– Weight: 158g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS
The OnePlus 3T costs $439 (approx Rs 29800) for the 64GB version and $479 (about Rs 32500) for the 128GB one in the US. We’ll keep you updated regarding its India details the moment it lands in the nation.