CEO lauds OnePlus 6T in-screen fingerprint while justifying headphone jack removal

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The OnePlus 6T promises to be a great phone at a still affordable price.

OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau recently spoke with the outlet and confirmed such technology is "not cheap".

As we have discussed everything that is related to the exterior outlook of the phone, let's delve more on what is coming inside the OnePlus 6T. Additionally, OnePlus 6T is expected to arrive at an event on October 17. Interestingly enough, Pete Lau ran couple of Twitter polls in the past to gauge public view on the headphone jack.

OnePlus's Carl Pei said previously that the decision to remove the jack has to do with adding new technology as well as improving battery life. In-display fingerprint sensors are rare in smartphones now, a handful of devices from Vivo such as Vivo X20 Plus UD, Vivo X21 and Vivo Nex and OPPO R17 come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint reader takes up essential space inside the phone, near the bottom, CNET explains.

"We unlock our phones multiple times a day, and Screen Unlock reduces the number of steps to complete the action", further said a OnePlus engineer in a prior interview with CNET. I'm a big fan of their phones, as are many of you, but I'm OK if they want to stop acting like something they aren't. While still retaining some features that were initially featured on the OnePlus 6. These include the fact that the 6T will cost more than the 6 on release.

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Thanks to a bevy of leaks, and the announcements made by the company itself, a lot is already known about the OnePlus 6T. Lau says wireless charging needs to be at least as good as Dash Charging before OnePlus will implement it in its smartphones.

"This has been one of the most hard decisions for us to make", said Lau.

Lau also confirmed there will be no wireless charging on the 6T. That's not necessarily a bad move, considering that the cost would be passed on to the buyer. The argument is a bit flawed here, considering that smartphone accidents involving water don't just happen when we go swimming. Excess heat generation would also have been a concern, Lau noted.

Another noteworthy change in terms of the design of the OnePlus 6T is its new teardrop notched display.