A few days separate us from the presentation of the OnePlus 8T. The new flagship of the Chinese brand, which will mark the transition to 65-W fast charging, OxygenOS 11 on Android 11 “out of the box”; and one of the main features of the device will be 120 Hz at Full HD+ resolution.
As part of the ongoing promo campaign, OnePlus has published the final touch – the box in which the OnePlus 8T will be delivered to the new owners. It is made in the same style as the OnePlus 8/8 Pro. A long red packaging with a minimalist design (minimal amount of text). The company accompanied the picture with information about its contents. The smartphone itself, a protective film (glued from the factory) and a transparent case; and of course a 65-watt fast charging unit and a proprietary USB-C cable (probably two-way).
It is unlikely that the package will include anything else; although as a bonus, early buyers may be offered some of the upcoming headphones. OnePlus Buds Z or OnePlus Buds Wireless Z Bass Edition. We will find out how it will actually be on October 14.
OnePlus 8T will receive an outdated camera sensor
It’s no secret that OnePlus has decided to retain the brand’s most advanced smartphone OnePlus 8 Pro; which is why only one flagship device will be presented on October 14 – the OnePlus 8T. Now it turned out that the manufacturer intends not to create competition with the main flagship of the year, which is why the autumn smartphone will receive an outdated IMX586 camera sensor.
This sensor was introduced back in 2018 and is found both in budget devices (like the Honor Play 4T) and in previous OnePlus flagships: 7, 7 Pro, 7T, 7T Pro, 8 and even Nord. The top-end IMX689 sensor will remain only on the OnePlus 8 Pro, while there is no information on the OnePlus 8T Pro camera yet.
At the moment, it is we do not know how exactly the manufacturer will explain such a decision. In general, this situation is indirectly similar to the approach of Google; whose Pixel line comes with the same 12-megapixel IMX363 sensor from year to year; but this is due to its unique combination of quality and affordability.