Oct 16, 2020

OnePlus 8T Debuts and will Arrive in the Philippines on Oct 17 Priced at PHP 29,990

The OnePlus 8T is the first smartphone in OnePlus' portfolio to feature an Always On Display mode.

Despite its "T" moniker, the newly-announced OnePlus 8T is still determined to shine through the flagship competition.

As expected, the newest member off the expansive OnePlus 8 series did arrive with some notable upgrades, all of which centered on its display and battery offerings.

About the OnePlus 8T

Display and Design

Two of the biggest changes in the OnePlus 8T can be found in the display department. The phone, which sports a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED panel, now boasts a high 120Hz refresh rate. This matches the OnePlus 8 Pro's display refresh rate.

It's also worth noting that the OnePlus 8T's new panel received a perfect A+ score from DisplayMate. It was praised for its accurate colors, alongside a peak brightness of up to 1,100 nits.

Additionally, the OnePlus 8T is noted for being the first smartphone in OnePlus' portfolio to feature an Always On Display mode. To hype this feature, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer pre-loaded 11 different designs for it.

Alongside these, the OnePlus 8T's display is also HDR10+-compliant and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

A fingerprint reader is also embedded in the phone's AMOLED screen.

Power and Storage

The OnePlus 8T draws its power from Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset, coupled with 8GB/12GB of LPDDR4X RAM tiers and non-expandable 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The 8T also comes with an upgraded multi-layer game-grade cooling system which is the most advance cooling system ever used on a OnePlus device.

Meanwhile, the phone is listed with a 4,500mAh battery, with support for 65W fast wired charging. Its battery is slightly larger than the OnePlus 8's 4,300mAh capacity.

Ultimately, the OnePlus 8T's new support for Warp Charge 65 is also considered as one of its major upgrades. It's claimed to charge the phone fully in just 39 minutes.

Cameras

The OnePlus 8T comes with the same 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor on its rear. There's also a 16MP ultrawide camera which has the widest lens of any OnePlus phone to date. The other cameras are a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.

Inside the phone's display cutout is a 16MP selfie shooter.

OS and Other features

The OnePlus 8T is also one of the newest phones in 2020 to ship with the latest Android 11 OS out of the box.

Other key features of the phone include Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB Type-C. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack.

OnePlus 8T Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Support for 65W fast wired charging
  • 120Hz AMOLED Always On Display
  • Large battery
  • Promising cooling
  • 3 Years Android update

Cons

  • No headphone jack
  • No wireless charging
  • Minimal camera upgrade
Display Size6.55 inches
Display ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
OS verAndroid 11, OxygenOS 11
CPUQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core Kryo 585
CPU Speed1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585
Storage128GB, 256GB
External StorageNo
RAM8GB, 12GB
Main Camera48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
BatteryLi-Po 4,500mAh, non-removable Fast charging 65W
Dimensions160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm (6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 in)
Weight188 g (6.63 oz)
ColorLunar Silver, Aquamarine Green

Pricing and Availability

The OnePlus 8T, which retails in Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver colorways, features a starting price tag of INR 42,999 (around PHP 28,500) for its 8GB/128GB variant. On the other hand, its top-tier 12GB/256GB edition is priced at INR 45,999 (around PHP 30,500).

To be launched in India first, the OnePlus 8T is set to go on sale on October 17.

The OnePlus 8T is also scheduled to become available in Europe, China, and Hong Kong.

Official OnePlus distributer in the Phillippines, Digital Walker, has revealed the launch date and pricing of the OnePlus 8T for the Philippine market.

Via Digital Walker's official Facebook page, the OnePlus 8T 8GB + 128GB model will go on sale from October 17 with a price tag of PHP 29,990.

The OnePlus 8T will go head-to-head with Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE and the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro for the title of the best affordable overall smartphone in the Philippines.

Spec Comparison

OnePlus 8T OnePlus 8T OnePlus 8 Pro OnePlus 8 Pro OnePlus 8 OnePlus 8 Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
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Lowest Price - P14,500 P27,012.97 P47,038 P24,990
CPU Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core Kryo 585
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core Kryo 585
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core Kryo 585
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (5G)
Exynos 990 (4G only)
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Octa-core Kryo 585
Display Size 6.55 inches 6.78 inches 6.55 inches 6.5 inches 6.67 inches
RAM 8GB, 12GB 8GB, 12GB 8GB, 12GB 6GB, 8GB 8GB
Main Camera 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP 48MP + 8MP + 48MP + 5MP 48MP + 16MP + 2MP 12MP + 8MP + 12MP 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
Battery Li-Po 4,500mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 65W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,510mAh
Fast charging 30W, 50% in 23 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Reverse wireless charging 3W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,300mAh
Fast charging 30W, 50% in 22 min (advertised)
Li-Po 4,500mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Li-Po 5,000mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 33W
Power Delivery 3.0
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