OnePlus has always been known to be the flagship-killer with its latest smartphones and the 8T is no exception.

The tagline for OnePlus is, “Ultra Stops at Nothing”, which sounds cheesy but it also speaks volumes of what the brand has been capable of since the start. For years now, OnePlus has been known as the ‘flagship killer’ due to its premium-level specs and ultra-competitive pricings against the other big names.

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The OnePlus 8T in Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver.

The OnePlus 8T is the latest high-end flagship device to be a part of the family, bringing with it the latest in innovative technologies. This includes greater charging capabilities alongside a huge upwards spike in performance and user experience (UX). However, one major drawback is that there won’t be an 8T Pro so this is all OnePlus will be releasing.

First off, you’ll notice that the 8T has a large 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate for a super-low latency response. This is slowly becoming an industry standard when it comes to flagship devices so you can expect OnePlus to keep up with the times. The display also has a brightness count of 1,100 nits, ensuring that you won’t have to squint under the sun or in the darkness. To top it all off, there is also an in-display fingerprint reader.

At the core of the OnePlus 8T, you’ll find a Snapdragon 865 processor with two different variants. The first is an 8GB RAM with 128GB storage in Lunar Silver and the second is 12GB RAM with 256GB storage in Aquamarine Green. Aside from that, 5G connectivity is to be expected alongside Wi-Fi 6 capabilities. The 8T is also touted as a true gaming smartphone with its multi-layered gaming-grade cooling system, which complements its enhanced haptics 2.0 and 120Hz refresh rate.

OnePlus is also placing heavy emphasis on its fast-charging technology, aptly named Warp Charge 65. As the 8T houses a large 4,500mAh battery, it will take only 39 minutes to go from zero to 100%. This charger does come together with the 8T and its fast-charging capabilities can also be used on other devices like compatible smartphones, tablets, and even laptops.

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its quad-camera system is in-touch with the trend of 2020.

Moving on to the camera setup at the rear, you’ll spot a quad-camera system, which comprises a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide angle sensor with a 123° field-of-view, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. On the front, it has a 16MP selfie camera that rests on the top left corner of the device in a single punch-hole display.

Another notable recurring feature that OnePlus and its fans are proud of is its operating system, the OxygenOS. Being able to closely replicate to its near-stock interface and experience that resembles the Google Pixel is what makes OnePlus a different breed of Android device as opposed to many others. Its latest version, OxygonOS 11 will be coming out with the 8T, giving you the next best thing to a stock Android device.

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The OnePlus 8T is now available.

The OnePlus 8T (8GB + 128GB) in Lunar Silver is going for RM2,699 while the Aquamarine Green (12GB + 256GB) is retailing at RM2,999. Be sure to check out the OnePlus website for more details and information.

All images courtesy of OnePlus Malaysia.

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.