OnePlus continues its biannual smartphone cycle with the arrival of the 8T today. The latest device isn't a huge upgrade from April's OnePlus 8, but it continues the company's long-standing tradition of offering some of the most solid Android phones at a reasonable price. The cost has increased a bit over the past few years, but $ 749 is still pretty good for what the 8T offers.
The big updates this time around are the 120Hz refresh rate for the 6.55-inch display and super-fast charging via the Warp Charge 65. This should charge the battery capacity of 4,450 mAh in 15 minutes for a whole day, with a full charge taking a little less than 40 minutes.
There are plenty of cameras here – four in all. This includes a 48-megapixel main line (with integrated optical image stabilization), a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle and, surprisingly, a macro and monochrome lens. The handset belongs to the even cheaper Nord, which will be available in the US in the near future at a price below $ 500.
OnePlus has also seen some company changes in the past few weeks. Co-founder Carl Pei recently announced that he will be leaving the company. "For the past several years, OnePlus has been my unique focus and everything else has had to take a back seat," he told TechCrunch. "I look forward to taking some time off to relax and meet my family and friends," he wrote. "And then follow my heart to the next one."