UK carrier partnership to continue with new, upgraded OnePlus 3T model.
OnePlus and O2 made waves with their partnership to bring the OnePlus 3 to British store shelves, including the option to buy on contract. And it looks like the partnership will continue with the OnePlus 3T, as the carrier has confirmed that it'll "exclusively" range the mid-cycle refresh from OnePlus.
Pre-orders begin November 17 ahead of the November 28 street date. OnePlus fans will also be able to get the phone early at a pop-up event O2 will be hosting in London. The event at will kick off at 3:02pm next Thursday, 24 November at O2's 134 Oxford Street store.
Tariffs for the 64GB version include £31 per month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, and £42 per month for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data. Both tariffs come with a £9.99 upfront payment. The 64GB version will also be available for a one off payment of £417.99.
Tariffs for the 128GB version include £33 per month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, and £44 per month for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data. Both tariffs come with no upfront payment. The 128GB version will also be available for a one off payment of £456.
O2's pricing has always tracked slightly higher than OnePlus's, so the above pricing isn't too surprising. That said, it pushes OnePlus's latest offering closer to traditional high-end phone pricing than ever before.
It's unclear whether the OnePlus 3T will completely replace the OnePlus 3 on O2 store shelves — the timing of the 3T launch has it coming to O2 stores less than two months after its predecessor first went on sale through the network.
The OnePlus 3T brings a few important spec bumps to the table, including a Snapdragon 821 processor, a bigger 3,400mAh battery and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Bought direct from OnePlus, it sells for £70 more than the regular OnePlus 3, at £399.
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