The OnePlus 8T was announced recently, and T-Mobile will be the only carrier that will be selling the phone in the US. However, T-Mobile’s model has a “+” at the end of the name – OnePlus 8T+. 

The T-Mobile variant will come with IP68 certification, something that the unlocked model lacks. IP certification against water and dust resistance is something that has long been missing from OnePlus phones, though the carrier models of the OnePlus 8 did sport the same IP68 certification that the unlocked model was missing as well. 

OnePlus 8T

Why T-Mobile’s 8T+ is certified when the unlocked 8T isn’t is unclear, though it sounds like T-Mobile simply decided it was worth the certification costs to get the IP68 rating on its version of the phone. We suspect that the model from the telco and the unlocked 8T are very nearly identical in terms of hardware and design, but OnePlus simply didn’t want to get the 8T certified for whatever reason.

OnePlus 8T+ Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
  • 5G bands: Sub6/mmWave
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps, 5G 7.5 Gbps DL

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, October 14
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, October 16

Design

  • Dimensions: 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm (6.33 x 2.92 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: –
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Aquamarine Green, Lunar Silver
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (not for use underwater, liquid damage is not covered under warranty)

Display

  • Type: Fluid AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Size: 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 11, OxygenOS 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Internal Storage: 256GB
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
  • Features: Auto-HDR
  • Video: [email protected], gyro-EIS

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer (market dependant)

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 65W, 100% in 39 min (advertised)

OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T+ Price and Availability

The T-Mobile’s OnePlus 8T+ goes for $749.99, which is as near as makes no difference to OnePlus’s own $749. That makes things even more puzzling, as one would imagine the IP-certified phone would cost more due to the certification costs. Perhaps T-Mo is absorbing said costs because it simply thinks an IP68 rating will help move more units.

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