OnePlus has just officially announced its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 3T.
Essentially an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3, the 3T features the same exterior as the outgoing OnePlus 3. Minus a new ‘Gunmetal’ gray paint job and a more scratch-resistant glass coating on the back-facing camera, the two phones look identical from the exterior; they share the same physical dimensions and weight.
Where the 3T differentiates itself from its predecessor is with a faster Snapdragon 821 processor, higher capacity 3,400mAh battery and better 16-megapixel front-facing camera. For the sake of comparison, the OnePlus 3 featured a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3,000mAh battery and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. I should also note the OnePlus 3T’s Snapdragon 821 is clocked at 2.35GHz, making it faster than the 821 found in the Pixel and Pixel XL. Additionally, OnePlus has added a 128GB ROM option to the proceedings. The phone will ship with Android 6.0, though OnePlus it will update both the OnePlus 3 and 3T to Nougat before the end of the year.
Otherwise, from a hardware perspective, the 3T and OnePlus 3 are identical. Both feature 6GB of RAM and a 1080p Optic AMOLED display.
Set to go on sale in Canada on November 22nd, the phone starts at $599 CAD for the 64GB version, making it more expensive than the outgoing $519 OnePlus 3. The 128GB version is $639 CAD.
Update 11/15/16: MobileSyrup confirmed the Canadian price of the 128GB OnePlus 3T with the company. The story has been updated accordingly.