OnePlus 3T punches up flagship phone with better CPU, camera, and battery

As expected, OnePlus today introduced a refreshed take on its flagship smartphone for 2016. Rather than wait for next year to roll out improvements, the OnePlus 3T is here with improvements across a number of fronts.

On the surface things look remarkably similar. The OnePlus 3T comes with the same unibody aluminum design, 5.5-inch full HD display, and 16-megapixel camera. But, look a little closer at the specs and you’ll note the difference.

The graphite model, for instance, is swapped out in favor of a darker, gunmetal color. Fans of the soft gold need not worry, though, as it’s still available.

North American Model:

  • WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
  • FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17/30
  • CDMA EVDO: BC0

Internally, things get better across three key area: processor, battery, and front-facing camera. The OnePlus 3T boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is bolstered by the 6GB RAM. Very few devices offer this CPU, let alone with this much memory.

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The front-facing camera has been pushed to 16-megapixels, something that selfie takers are going to love. In terms of battery, the OnePlus 3T packs a 3,400mAh power supply, up considerably (13%) from its 2016 counterpart.

The changes, although remarkable, are not going to cost all that much more over the standard OnePlus 3. With the 64GB model you are looking at $439, an increase of only $40 when compared to the sibling. A 128GB version is also expected, though pricing has not been revealed.

Look for the OnePlus 3T to go on sale next week on November 22. A variety of versions will be offered, including one designed for North America.

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