After a few weeks of teasing, the OnePlus 8T 5G variant is now officially launched in India. It has an MRP Price of Rs 42,999 and will go on sale for the first time on Oct 16th on Amazon.in, part of the Great Indian Festival 2020 sale. You need to be an Amazon Prime Member to get access to this sale on Oct 16. Regular customers will be able to buy OnePlus 8T 5G from Oct 17th onwards.
Reasons to buy OnePlus 8T 5G – Pros
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8GB / 12GB ram
4,500 mAh with Warp Charge 65W Fast Charger
4K @ 30/60 fps
120fps refresh rate screen
Oxygen OS 11 based on Android 11
There are 4 cameras at the back of the phone with Dual flashes. The main camera is still the same old Sony IMX586 we saw on OnePlus 7. It’s a good sensor, but many cheaper phones in India now have this sensor available. Cheaper OnePlus Nord has the same sensor as well. You also get a 16MP F2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens next to it. A 5MP macro lens and a 2MP monochrome sensor complete the camera system. On the front, you get an F2.4 aperture Sony IMX471 16MP sensor for your selfies.
Is it worth buying for Rs 42,999 ?
If you have never bought an OnePlus device, the 8T 5G is an excellent device to buy. It has great battery life, super-bright, 120hz refresh rate, AMOLED screen, and plenty of ram and storage. You also get a flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset on board with great gaming performance as well. However, if you already own an OnePlus 7T or OnePlus Nord, i don’t think this is a great upgrade, especially if you are looking forward to a much better camera experience.
OnePlus 8T 5G will go on sale in India online on Oct 16th as part of the Great Indian Festival 2020 Sale. Official Specs, MRP price, etc will be revealed during the Oct 14th launch event. An early access sale will be held for Amazon Prime Members. Regular customers will have to wait another day – probably Oct 17 – to get access. Amazon.in is also teasing a new OnePlus Nord model which will be available on the same date as well.
OnePlus 8T 5G is the latest flagship Android smartphone from the OnePlus Mobiles. It is powered by the latest and fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Octa-core processor and comes with a 120Hz Quad HD AMOLED screen. It ships with Oxygen OS 11 based on the latest Android 11. Like previous OnePlus flagships, this too features super-fast Warp Charging. This time around OnePlus is bringing a 65W charger which can juice up 8T 5G from 1% to 58% in just 15mins.
There are 4 cameras at the back of the OnePlus 8T 5G. Many of us were expecting a 64MP Sony sensor, but instead, OnePlus is sticking with a 48MP shooter for the main camera. You also get a 14mm ultra-wide-angle lens next to it as well as a telephoto lens. There is also a 4th sensor which would probably be a depth sensor used to help with portrait/bokeh shots.
If you are buying this during the Great Indian Festival Sale, you can get a 10% Instant Discount with HDFC Bank Credit / Debit cards. ( T&Cs apply )