OnePlus has announced the launch day for the upcoming OnePlus 6T smartphone. On October 30, the company will be hosting a launch event with featured slogan, “Unlock The Speed,” at 11am EDT in New York.
The Chinese phone maker teased the event on Twitter and its website on Monday — and said it will be its biggest event ever.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) October 8, 2018
The 6T is the follow-up to the OnePlus 6 launched earlier this year, having already confirmed that its new phone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, and that the headphone jack has been removed.
We have yet to even see the main model in full, but the event announcement on Twitter was accompanied by a teaser video showing bits and pieces of the smooth display.
“Unlock” is the key word in the slogan; the in-display, biometric fingerprint reader is expected to be the star innovation of the show, beside the absence of a headphone jack, a decision made based on the emerging popularity of wireless headsets. OnePlus made a point to include the jack in the 5T and 6, but with evolving Bluetooth technology, the transition into the headphone jack-less world is underway.
It’s also been confirmed that the new phone will go on sale on 6 November at 10am GMT, a week after the launch with the expected price of $529.