O2 brings OnePlus 3T to stores; preorders start 17 Nov

UK network O2 will be exclusively stocking new OnePlus 3T handsets and will make them available to pre-order from 17 November.

OnePlus 3T will go on sale 28th November but you'll be able to get yours earlier if you attend O2 and OnePlus’ pop-up event on 24th November.

The new OnePlus 3T will arrive in 64GB and 128GB variants which will cost £417.99 and £456 respectively on Pay As You Go from O2. The network will also be offering a range of Pay Monthly tariff options for the handsets, most of which will be announced tomorrow but O2 has shared a few of them so that you can make up your mind ahead of the launch date.

Tariff plans for the OnePlus 3T have been designed as per data requirements of customers. The deals range from 500MB per month to 20GB per month and if you pay £9.99 upfront for the 64GB OnePlus 3T, you will be able to buy it for £31 per month and enjoy 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. If you pay £42 per month for the phone, you will get to consume unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data every month.

To avail 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data with the 128GB OnePlus 3T, you won't have to make any upfront payment but will need to pay £33 per month. If you pay £44 per month, you will get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 5GB of data along with the handset. While you will be able to pre-order the OnePlus 3T from O2 starting 17th November, you will be able to buy one from O2's retail and online stores from 28th November. However, O2’s 134 Oxford Street London store will be hosting a pop-up event at 3PM on 24th November and if you attend the event, you will be able to buy a OnePlus 3T handset with an O2 Refresh contract at the event itself.

The OnePlus 3 costs just £329 and given that the 64GB and 128GB OnePlus 3T handsets cost in excess of £400, they should be featuring more premium hardware and software combinations. While we have heard quite a bit about the upcoming handset from leaks and rumours, what O2 is willing to let out at this point in time is that the OnePlus 3T will be featuring a Snapdragon 821 processor, which also features in Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones, and a new 16-MP camera.

The fact that the Snapdragon 821 will feature in OnePlus 3T was first reported by GizmoChina who quoted a OnePlus insider to suggest that "the company plans to change the CPU inside, most likely use the newer and faster Snapdragon 821. Further, another reason for releasing a new model could be to shift from AMOLED to LCD panels, as AMOLED supply shortage seems to be one of the big reasons why OnePlus 3 is unable to keep up the production in tune to the demand." Subsequently, even Qualcomm confirmed that the Snapdragon 821 chip will be featuring in a new phone from OnePlus and has promised that it will release more information in this regard in the coming days. Do stay tuned.

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