OnePlus 3T Smartphone Launches With Snapdragon 821 And 3400 mAh Battery For $439

OnePlus has just announced a minor update to its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone, which was announced over the summer. The new OnePlus 3T brings with it a few noticeable updates, but we doubt that any of them will be enough to get owners of the original OnePlus 3 to trade in their devices.

The most prominent change is the addition of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (in place the “old” Snapdragon 820). The SoC is still paired with 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage can be ordered. The 16MP rear camera remains, but the front-facing “selfie” camera has been upgraded from 8MP to 16MP (Samsung 3P8SP sensor). It incorporates an f/2.0 lens and features phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The OnePlus 3T can also capture automatic selfies when you smile for the camera.

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Another big upgrade comes from the internal battery. The OnePlus 3 shipped with a 3,000 mAh battery — the OnePlus 3T counters with larger 3,400 mAh battery to further boost your runtimes. Despite the larger battery, the OnePlus 3T still weighs the same as its predecessor: 158 grams.

Other features include a 5.5-inch 1080p display (still no QHD here), USB Type-C connector for charging/connectivity, and the latest version of OxygenOS, which is still based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead of the current Android 7.0 Nougat.

The OnePlus 3T launches on November 22nd priced from $439 for the 64GB model. Stepping up to the 128GB OnePlus 3T raises the price to $479. No matter which storage option you select, you can choose from either Soft Gold or Gunmetal finishes for your new phone.