(Pocket-lint) - OnePlus has announced the OnePlus 8T, succeeding the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro that launched earlier this year. 

There is only one model - with no 8T Pro - so how does the OnePlus 8T compare to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro?

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Design

  • 8T: 160.7 x 74.1 x 8.4mm, 188g
  • 8: 160 x 72.9 x 8mm, 180g
  • 8 Pro: 165.3mm x 74.35mm x 8.5mm, 199g

The OnePlus 8T features a slightly different design to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. 

There is a prominent camera housing in the top left corner of the rear of the device - similar to Samsung's S20 range. There's a singular punch hole camera in the top left corner of the display and the display is flat rather than curved.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro both have a slim vertical camera housing in the middle of the rear but they too have a single punch hole camera in the top left of their displays. Both also have curved displays. 

The OnePlus 8 is water resistant, while the 8 Pro has an official IP68 rating. It is not currently known if the 8T offers an official rating or just water resistance.

Display

  • 8T: 6.55-inch, Full HD+, AMOLED, 120Hz
  • 8: 6.55-inch, Full HD+, AMOLED, 90Hz
  • 8 Pro: 6.7-inch, Quad HD+, AMOLED, 120Hz

The OnePlus 8T comes with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The panel has a maximum brightness of 1100nits and supports HDR10+

The 8T has a flat display as mentioned above, rather than curved. The bezels around the display are slimmer than the OnePlus 8 though.

The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution too, but it only offers a refresh rate of 90Hz. It is a curved display though. 

The OnePlus 8 Pro meanwhile, has a slightly larger display than the 8T comes with at 6.7-inches. It has the same refresh rate at 120Hz, but it has a higher resolution. It is also curved.

Hardware

  • 8T: SD865, 5G, 128/256GB storage, 8/12GB RAM, 4500mAh
  • 8: SD865, 5G, 128/256GB storage, 8/12GB RAM, 4300mAh
  • 8 Pro: SD865, 5G, 128/256GB storage, 8/12GB RAM, 4510mAh

The OnePlus 8T comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is the same as the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. It is 5G too, like the 8 and 8 Pro.

The 8T comes in a 128GB model and a 256GB model with the former offering 8GB of RAM and the latter 12GB. Both the 8 and 8 Pro come in the same two options.

There is a 4500mAh battery capacity under the hood of the 8T, and it offers faster charging with the Warp Charge 65 adapter. There is no wireless charging on board.

The OnePlus 8 has a 4300mAh battery while the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 4510mAh battery. Both use Warp Charge 30T but only the 8 Pro model has wireless charging on board.

Cameras

  • 8T: Quad rear 
  • 8: Triple rear
  • 8 Pro: Quad rear

The OnePlus 8T comes with a quad rear camera, comprised of a 48-megapixel main camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel monochrome lens.

The OnePlus 8 has a triple rear camera made up of a 48-megapixel main, 16-megapixel 116-degree ultra-wide sensor and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. 

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a quad camera, consisting of a 48-megapixel main, 48-megapixel ultra-wide, 8-megapixel telephoto and 5-megapixel photochromatic sensor.

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Conclusion

The OnePlus 8T sits in the middle of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. It offers a different design to both, along with the same display size and resolution as the OnePlus 8 but the same refresh rate as the OnePlus 8 Pro. 

The processor is the same as previous models but the battery increases to pretty much on par with the 8 Pro, along with offering faster wired charging and the same storage options.

You can read all about what we thought of the OnePlus 8T in our full review.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.