OnePlus announced the OnePlus 6T, its latest high-end Android device, at an event in New York City today. On paper the 6T camera hardware looks identical to the OnePlus 6 which was launched earlier this year. However, the new model comes with a few improvements in the imaging software.

The 6T's dual-camera has a 16Mp primary camera that uses a 1/2.55″ sensor and F1.7 aperture. It also features optical image stabilization. The 20Mp secondary cam offers the same 25mm equivalent focal length as the primary but features a smaller 1/2.8″ sensor and a non-stabilized F1.7 lens. The camera focuses using a PDAF system.

Like on the OnePlus 6, the device uses the secondary high-resolution sensor for optimizing noise and dynamic range, high-quality digital zoom and a simulated bokeh effect.

In terms of software features a new Nightscape mode promises night shots with better detail, reduced noise levels, better color rendering and a wider dynamic range than the default shooting mode.

The Studio Lighting feature looks very similar to Apple's Portrait Lighting and modifies brightness and tonality on faces to simulate similar effects you could achieve with professional lighting equipment. In addition OnePlus says bokeh and HDR modes have been improved over the versions found in the 6.

In video mode the OnePlus 6T is capable of recording 4K footage at 60 frames per second. In Super Slow Motion mode you can shoot 1080p video at 240fps or 720p/480fps.

Non-camera specs are worthy of a high-end smartphone as well. The Android OS is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and up to 8GB of RAM. According to OnePlus the 3,700mAh battery delivers a 20 percent better battery life than the OnePlus 6 and a new on-screen fingerprint reader is on board as well. The 6.41-inch AMOLED display comes with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2340 x 1080 resolution.

The OnePlus 6T will be available from November 1, starting at $549.

Key Specifications:

  • Dual-camera
  • Main camera with 16Mp Sony IMX 519 1/2.55″ sensor with 1.22 μm pixels, F1.7 aperture, OIS
  • Secondary camera with 20Mp Sony IMX 376K 1/2.8″ sensor with 1.0 μm pixels, F2.0 aperture
  • 25mm equivalent focal length
  • PDAF
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4K video at 30/60fps
  • 16Mp front camera with F2.0 aperture