OnePlus will sell the OnePlus 6T through T-Mobile in the US
- Author: Terrell Bush Aug 20, 2018,
Aug 20, 2018, 1:53
In addition, OnePlus will continue to sell the unlocked version in the U.S. According to CNET, the OnePlus 6T standard global version that supports any carrier will sell for $550, which is still competitive despite a slight bump in price. The story focuses on the T-Mobile's exclusive partnership with the Chines smartphone maker to launch the OnePlus 6T in the US.
For the past couple of years, OnePlus has launched two phones every year: the big generation leap, followed by a "T" version that's similar, but with some upgraded specs and features.
This collaboration, however, will not affect sales in the global market, and the device will still be compatible with both the T-Mobile network and AT&T.
As CNET points out, the move underscores the progress that OnePlus has achieved on its own, however.
If all goes according to plan, it appears OnePlus could finally have a phone that any customer walking through a T-Mobile store could just chance upon. As much as 90 percent of smartphones sold in the us are purchased through carrier channels.
Earlier on this year OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, mentioned the company's plans for offering smartphone through the United States carriers.
Another gap between the premium phones by Samsung, Apple and OnePlus is the absence of ingress protection certificate. A rumor to take with a grain of salt.
Despite this, OnePlus has an incredibly dedicated fanbase that lines up around city blocks around the world to buy the new model, much like iPhone fans line up to buy the new model. This phone further shrinks the already slim display notch on the OnePlus 6 and includes an in-display fingerprint reader.
If the OnePlus 6T is indeed being planned for October, we should see OnePlus start teasing the device in the coming weeks. It will come with a 600 megahertz band of spectrum to provide better and faster network coverage.