OnePlus's new mid-cycle flagship refresh, the OnePlus 3T, is now available to buy unlocked, directly from the upstart manufacturer. The phone is shipping today in both 64GB and 128GB storage configurations, with the base model coming in at $439, and the more capacious model running $479. Right now the only color option is the new "gunmetal" hue, with "soft gold" set to arrive at a later date.

Compared to the soon to be discontinued OnePlus 3, the 3T steps up to a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 16-megapixel front camera, a bigger 3,400mAh battery and additional software tweaks. Besides those differences, you're basically looking at the same phone, and as such the 3 and 3T will be on the same software update schedule in future.

Here's what Andrew Martonik had to say in his review of the phone:

Even with the modest price bump, the OnePlus 3T is an amazing value. It has great hardware, slick and responsive software, amazing battery life, strong rear camera and every internal spec you could want. Even its few weaknesses, like slightly low screen brightness, lack of waterproofing and questionable software update frequency, are minimal bad marks on what is otherwise an exceptional phone. At $439, you can't find a better value than the OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus 3T rollout continues next week, with a European launch on November 28.

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