OnePlus 3T India launch happening ‘shortly’

Days after its debut in China, OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 3T in India. The flagship smartphone was unveiled last week as the successor to the OnePlus 3 and is designed to take on Xiaomi Mi 5s.

OnePlus India recently teased the launch of the OnePlus 3T in the country through a tweet. “Guess who’s coming to town?” the tweet reads.

Alongside the social media teaser, OnePlus India chief Vikas Agarwal has confirmed the development plans and touted the launch as a “top priority” for the Chinese company.

“Getting the OnePlus 3T to India has been a top priority for us, and we are delighted to announce that we are all set to release the OnePlus 3T in India shortly!” Agarwal wrote in a forum post.

OnePlus 3T coming to India

OnePlus hasn’t yet revealed the launch schedule. But it has planned a “Truth or Dare” round to announce the launch through its community in the country.

Improved OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3T is appeared to be an improved version of the OnePlus 3, which was launched earlier this year. The smartphone comes with a faster, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset against the Snapdragon 820 of the OnePlus 3 and packs a larger, 3,400mAh battery. Apart from these two major hardware tweaks, there isn’t any difference between the two OnePlus smartphones.

Just like the OnePlus 3, the latest flagship has a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels (full-HD) resolution. It sports a 16-megapixel Samsung-made camera sensor on the rear and an 8-megapixel Sony camera sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture lens. OnePlus has provided an aluminium build on the smartphone with “Soft Gold” and “Gun Metal” color options.

Shenzhen-based OnePlus is yet to reveal the price details of the OnePlus 3T in India. However, it was announced for the US market at $439 for 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB version will go on sale at $479. This suggests that the smartphone would arrive to the Indian market somewhere above Rs. 30,000.