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OnePlus 8T

Attention OnePlus fans: The OnePlus 8T and Buds Z has just been announced!

The moment we have all been waiting for is here. OnePlus has announced it’s latest smartphone, the OnePlus 8T. This premium flagship features a next-generation Warp Charge 65 charging solution, industry-leading 120Hz fluid display and OxygenOS 11.

OnePlus phones are known for their lower price point despite running the same chipset and sporting similar specifications as compared to other pricer competitors. With their sleek and futuristic design, it is hard to imagine that a OnePlus phone could cost hundreds of dollars less than the competition.

OnePlus phones are also known to run a clean and simple version of Android giving it a very minimalist feel. This phone also comes exclusively with their very own charging technology which helps to keep the heat away from the phone itself. That way, OnePlus phones need not slow down their charging speeds while you are using them; which most phones do to prevent overheating. Not forgetting the fast charging speeds that are capable of reaching up to 52% charge in 30 minutes while gaming. While a full charge only takes an hour flat.

Highly anticipated OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

Launched on 14 October 2020 via a live-streamed event, the OnePlus 8T is the company’s newest high-end flagship smartphone. This follows the success of the company’s OnePlus 8 series which debuted earlier this year.

120 Hz Fluid AMOLED Display

OnePlus pushes the boundaries by introducing a host of next-generation technologies that includes a newly calibrated 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display that is the first to earn an A+ rating from DisplayMate. Just swiping and scrolling across the panel will deliver an astonishingly smooth visual which users can enjoy. From the most intense games with remarkable fluidity to just browsing through social media.

Warp Charge 65 – A Day’s Power in only 15 Minutes

Warp Charge 65 is the company’s fastest and most advanced charging solution ever, offering a full day’s power in merely 15 minutes. It utilizes twin-battery charging technology to rapidly replenish the large total capacity of 4,500 mAh. Under normal usage, it only takes 39 minutes to complete a full charge. This makes overnight charging a thing of the past.

The Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) is around 0.3, giving the Oneplus 8T display the highest color accuracy in the industry. The FHD+ 2.5D flexible display also features a peak brightness of up to 1,100 nits, which deliver clearer visuals even under the bright sunlight. The transitions between various brightness settings might even feel natural due to the fact that the OnePlus 8T has 8,192 levels of brightness.

Superior Power and Performance

The OnePlus 8T is geared with the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform with a Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, that allows staggering multi-gigabit 5G connectivity, professional quality photography at Gigapixel speeds, desktop-level gaming with ultra-realistic graphics and intuitive AI experiences.

This superior computing power is further complemented by dual-mode NSA + SA 5G and Wi-Fi 6 support for faster, more reliable data speeds.

With up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage, the OnePlus 8T delivers faster and more stable performance. The exceptional hardware enables smoother 4K video capture and playback with reduced battery drain, allowing users to take advantage of 5G network speeds to stream HD videos or play performance-demanding games while on the go.

Advanced Quad-Camera System

The camera that is featured in the OnePlus 8T has a robust and versatile camera kit that is designed to capture every moment in crisp detail effectively. The system includes a 48MP main camera with optical, a 16MP lens and dedicated macro and monochrome lenses, which let users enjoy studio-level photography on the move.

The OnePlus 8T’s 123-degree ultra-wide lens provides a whole new perspective for frame shots so that users can comfortably capture vast landscapes, expansive architecture and other wide-angle subjects in full view. The lens delivers a clear image in various lighting conditions – this includes night or dark conditions due to the improved Nightscape mode.

Action-packed moments can’t be missed now, thanks to the advanced video stabilization software. With the new Video Portrait mode, it can now produce vivid clips with a natural bokeh effect based on the improved AI, that accurately detects and analyzed human subjects and blurs the background.

Beautiful Design

The OnePlus 8T comes in two new breathtakingly colours: Aquamarine Green and Lunar Silver.

OnePlus 8T (Aquamarine Green)
OnePlus 8T (Aquamarine Green)

The Aquamarine Green version takes full advantage of the diffuse reflection, a form of light refraction that scatters light in an expansive array of angles and direction. Hence, providing a clean gleaming surface that leaves significantly fewer fingerprints on the glossy glass back.

OnePlus 8T (Lunar Silver)
OnePlus 8T (Lunar Silver)

The new Lunar Silver variant combines a premium matte-frosted glass that is OnePlus’s latest iteration with a calming grey tone to strike the perfect balance between esthetic elegance with unmatched comfort, exclaiming the smartphone’s presence with a BANG!

OxygenOS 11 – So, So Smooth

OnePlus 8T is the first global smartphone that is not manufactured by Google to launch with Android 11. Not to mention that is also the first OnePlus device that features the latest version of OnePlus’s operating system, OxygenOS 11.

OxygenOS 11 rebrands the OnePlus software experience with an improved layout, captivating design and useful features that make one-handed operation easier and more intuitive.

This latest OS also hosts newly optimized animations and gestures, as well as customizations to meet your own personal preferences, such as the new Always On Display clock options, improved one-handed gesture controls and Zen Mode 2.0. This clean look and feel aims to help users maneuver between day-to-day tasks, encourage efficiency and also a more refined and personalized user experience.

Zen Mode 2.0 also gives you the ability to put your phone and all distractions out of sight so you can focus immediately. There’s also “a group Zen Mode,” that allows you to invite friends to come together and stay focused as a group on the conversation or task at hand. Five themes, Ocean, Space, Grassland, Star Trails and Meditation Room, are now available to match your mood.

Availability and Pricing (OnePlus 8T)

The OnePlus 8T is available in:

  • Aquamarine Green (8GB RAM and 128GB ROM): S$899
  • Lunar Silver (12GB RAM and 256GB ROM): S$1,099

The phone will be available for exclusive pre-order on Lazada from 17 to 23 October 2020. Customers will receive a OnePlus 8T Bumper case (worth S$39.90) through the pre-order.

The phone will be available islandwide from Saturday, 24 October 2020, at OnePlus Lazada and Shopee online flagship store.

OnePlus Buds Z – Move to your Groove and Set YOUR Music Free

The latest true wireless in-ear headphones from OnePlus are finally here. The OnePlus Buds Z aims to deliver an elevated musical experience for users on the go. It is equipped with advanced 10mm dynamic drivers primed for a richer and booming baseline that works in synergy with bass boost technology for heart-racing audio.

Equipped with a dynamic 3D stereo powered by Dolby Atmos, the OnePlus Buds Z construct a thoroughly immersive soundstage.

A full charge offers an impressive 20 hours of playback time, while a quick 10 minutes top-up provides three hours of vibrant audio.

Available in White, the OnePlus Buds Z comes with three different sizes of silicone ear tips to ensure a stable yet comfortable fit in your ears. It also includes Bluetooth 5.0, environmental noise reduction for voice pickup and Quick Pair to deliver impressive sound when picking up a conference call, watching videos, or just simply enjoying music or podcast on the go.

It is sweat and water resistance for sports like jogging and workouts at the gym. The Quick Switch function offers an intuitive way for users to control their audio experience using a simple double-tap as well.

Availability and Pricing (OnePlus Buds Z)

The OnePlus Buds Z will be available from November this year. It comes in White and will be priced at S$99.

For more information, head down to the official OnePlus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oneplussingapore/?brand_redir=424613314311146

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