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Why OnePlus 8T will be cheaper for existing OnePlus 6T, 7 users

As the launch date for OnePlus 8T comes closer, OnePlus fans and those who own previous variants like OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 series have a chance to be a part of OnePlus 8 series. Amazon is offering exchange worth Rs 10,000 on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones

Manoj Sharma | October 6, 2020 | Updated 17:09 IST
Why OnePlus 8T will be cheaper for existing OnePlus 6T, 7 users
OnePlus 8T is touted as the first global smartphone to be powered by the newest operating system Android 11 after Pixel phones

OnePlus is coming up with the much-awaited upgrade for its OnePlus8 series phones -- OnePlus 8T 5G smartphone -- on October 14. Touted as the first global smartphone that'll be powered by the newest operating system Android 11 after Google Pixel phones, OnePlus 8T will come with many firsts -- whopping 12 GM RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Soc processor, AMOLED panel with a fast refresh rate of 120Hz, among others.

As the launch date for OnePlus 8T comes closer, OnePlus fans and those who own previous variants like OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 series have a chance to be a part of OnePlus 8 series. Those planning to upgrade their OnePlus phones to the latest OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will not only get exciting exchange offers but will also be able to cut cost further if they buy via credit card companies that have tie-ups with Amazon.

Also read: OnePlus 8T vs OnePlus 8, Pro: What the difference?

Ahead of Amazon India's Great Indian Festival Sale, the e-commerce giant is offering exchange worth Rs 10,000 on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones for 6GB RAM+128GB, 8GB RAM+128GB, 12GB RAM + 256GB  storage variants. Amazon's other offers like 'No cost EMI' option and flat Rs 3,000 instant discount with ICICI credit cards, credit card EMI and debit card EMI transactions will reduce the smartphone price significantly.

Also read: OnePlus 8T launch confirmed; check out expected price, features, other details

OnePlus 8 is currently priced at Rs 41,999, while OnePlus 8 Pro is priced at Rs 59,999 on Amazon. If the existing OnePlus users go for OnePlus 8, and after applying exchange offer and Rs 3,000 instant discount with ICICI credit card, the prices would reduce to well under Rs 30,000. Those buying OnePlus 8 Pro will get it for around Rs 47,000.

While Amazon is yet to reveal the OnePlus 8T price and whether there will be any exchange offers, it typically does give out options to return old phones and buy new ones. That will also reduce the price of OnePlus 8T smartphones for the existing OnePlus users.

OnePlus 6T, which was launched on October 29, 2018, was one of best-selling smartphones from OnePlus because of its incremental updates such as in-display fingerprint sensor, a bigger display, a smaller notch, smart boost, increased battery capacity, night mode in camera and more. OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro were launched on May 14, 2019. It was for the first time since OnePlus 3 that the Chinese company launched two smartphones at the same time.

Also read: OnePlus 8 Pro sold out within minutes despite social media trends urging people to BoycottChineseProduct

Let's have a look at key specifications of OnePlus 8 series smartphones and the upcoming OnePlus 8T:

OnePlus 8 series:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • Both the OnePlus 8 and Pro came in 8GB variant and 12GB variant.
  • OnePlus 8 Pro has DDR5 memory and OnePlus 8 DDR4
  • Both are available in 128GB and 256GB variants
  • OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch screen and OnePlus 8 with
  • 6.55-inch screen
  • OnePlus 8 Pro have four cameras at the back -- 48-megapixel primary
  • camera, paired with an F1.78 lens
  • Ultra-wide-angle camera,3X zoom telephoto camera and 5-megapixel
  • sensor camera with colour filter. OnePlus 8 has three rear cameras.
  • Both had 16-MP front camera with F2.4 lens and ran on Oxygen
  • OS-based Android 10
  • OnePlus 8 was loaded with 4,300 mAh battery and Pro with 4,510
  • mAh battery
  • OnePlus 8 Pro also had a wireless charging option.

Also Read: OnePlus Nord sale on Amazon; check price, specifications

OnePlus 8T:

  • OnePlus 8T could be first global smartphone to be powered by
  • Android 11 after Google Pixel
  • OnePlus 8T could be powered by 12 GM RAM
  • The smartphone will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Soc processor,
  • also called Kona
  • AMOLED panel with a fast refresh rate of 120Hz
  • New 2.5D flexible glass for a better and brighter display
  • Other features are A+ rating from Display Mate;100% DCI-P3 colour
  • space coverage; HDR10+ support; up to 8,192 brightness levels
  • The new phone will have almost double charging speed. Warp Charge

Also Read: Nord: OnePlus' second attempt at the budget phone

  • 65 is capable of charging the OnePlus 8T 5G's 4500mAh battery fully in 39 minutes.

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