Ever since the OnePlus One from 2014, OnePlus phones have been the go-to Android handsets for people that want a flagship experience without the flagship price. However, the lack of carrier availability (at least in the U.S.) is still a barrier for some potential customers that keep them from pulling the trigger.
According to a new report from CNET, that will be changing this year as the OnePlus 6T is expected to be sold both unlocked through OnePlus's website and by T-Mobile in the United States.
The phone should cost around $550 (a slight step up from the OnePlus 6's $530 price) and the T-Mobile version will be "optimized for T-Mobile's network" — specifically the company's 600Mhz band. While all of this comes by way of a source from CNET, Android Central can confirm the details of the story.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that it was beginning talks with U.S. carriers back at CES this past January, so while we've been expecting an announcement like this for some time, it's exciting to finally know that T-Mobile will be the company's launch partner in the U.S.
You'll still be able to purchase an unlocked variant of the OnePlus 6T that'll work on AT&T and T-Mobile networks, but being sold directly by T-Mobile both online and in-stores will make OnePlus far more visible to U.S. consumers than it's ever been before.
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