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Unafraid to punch above its weight, OnePlus launched the new OnePlus 8T phone a day after Apple unveiled the iPhone 12, announcing its latest flagship during an online event on 14 October.
While the 8T doesn’t have a larger 8T Pro sibling, it does boast a flat 6.55in, 120Hz display, and ditches the curved glass of the standard 8. There’s also a sizeable 4,500mAh battery and 65W Warp Charge, up from the OnePlus 8’s 30W.
You can expect Oxygen OS 11 on Android 11, all powered by a top-tier Snapdragon 865 chip. As for cameras, the 8T returns with the familiar 48Mp main camera on the back, along with a 16Mp ultra-wide, 5Mp macro and 2Mp mono.
How much does the OnePlus 8T cost?
While there isn’t a Pro model of the 8T, the phone is available from OnePlus itself in two configurations and price-points:
OnePlus 8T 8GB/128GB – £549 – unavailable in the US
OnePlus 8T 12GB/256GB – £649/US$749
That’s a very impressive starting price – and £50/$50 less than the equivalent OnePlus 8 models. In our review of the OnePlus 8T we called it an “incredibly competitive budget flagship”.
Best OnePlus 8T trade-in deals
OnePlus’s own trade-in scheme offers up to £330/US$230 towards the 8T. In the UK, Apple phones can claim up to £570 while Samsung phones can claim up to £360. See how much your device is worth here
Amazon has up to £400 off when you trade-in. See how much your old device is worth here.
OnePlus student discount
Students and staff can also get a discount up to 10% as a part of OnePlus’s Education Program. You will need a .edu email address to register, or you can register via Student Beans.
You can get up to 5% off one device and 10% off accessories. Learn more over at OnePlus.
Where to buy the OnePlus 8T SIM-free
You can buy the OnePlus 8T directly from OnePlus wherever you are, and in the UK it’s also available from John Lewis and Amazon.
Right now John Lewis has slashed a formidable £100 off both the 8GB RAM/128GB storage and 12GB RAM/256GB storage models. See our full coverage here.
Update: Amazon is mirroring the deal and also offering £100 off the OnePlus 8T.
Where to buy the OnePlus 8T on contract
In the UK, OnePlus phones are usually stocked exclusively by Three in terms of the networks, but it doesn’t look like it’s decided to pick up the 8T. Still, if you know you want a contract it’s worth checking as Three remains the most likely UK network to carry the 8T.
In the US, you can buy the OnePlus 8T+ 5G from T-Mobile. You can mostly ignore the ‘+’ in the name, as this is the same phone, but with full support for T-Mobile’s 5G network and the addition of an official IP68 rating.
To see how the OnePlus 8T compares to other leading phones in the market, see our shortlist of the best smartphones of the year.
We’re also looking at the best OnePlus 8 deals of the month, and for the best deals across the internet of Black Friday, see this handy hub.
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