OnePlus 6T Could Officially Start Getting Sold Through T-Mobile, OnePlus’ First Carrier Partner
The OnePlus currently only sells unlocked models on its website but that could change thanks to the latest carrier deal. Apparently, the upcoming OnePlus 6T will be backed by a major U.S. carrier, and according to the latest information, T-Mobile is going to be the first official network to sell the OnePlus 6T.
Insiders Reveal That Only Technical Approval Is Required for the OnePlus 6T to Be Officially Sold Through T-Mobile
Some insiders have revealed that a retail deal is underway between OnePlus and T-Mobile and it is only awaiting technical approval. This means the standard unlocked international version of the OnePlus 6T will be released in October via the official e-store of the company. Reportedly, the phone will retail at $550, which is just a measly $20 higher than the cost of the base version of OnePlus 6, which features 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. However, these details are not final and may change.
OnePlus 6T may draw design inspirations from the latest flagship devices from Vivo and OPPO, though its specifications might be similar to that of the OnePlus 6. The case was the same for the OnePlus 5T, that has the same processor, memory, camera, and battery as the OnePlus 5, and the only difference is the larger 6.01-inch AMOLED screen.
The hardware of the OnePlus 6 is already compatible with the GSM networks of AT&T and T-Mobile. However, a specific variant of the OnePlus 6T is in the pipeline apparently, with an exclusive special T-Mobile optimizations and it will have support for its ‘state of the art’ 600MHz Extended Range LTE technology. Even though the insiders haven’t explicitly said so, it is possible that T-Mobile will actively participate in the sale of the exclusive OnePlus 6T model, both online and offline.
Chinese OEMs often have to face tough barriers when trying to enter the U.S. Huawei was denied entry on the basis of allegations of espionage. However, government officials may not see OnePlus as a threat to the national security as it is a relatively smaller company and unlike Huawei, it doesn’t make telecommunications and networking equipment at all.
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