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Unafraid to punch above its weight, OnePlus launched the new OnePlus 8T phone a day after Apple unveiled the iPhone 12, announcing its latest flagship during an online event on 14 October.

The phone is available to order now but if you're in the US it doesn't officially go on sale until Friday 23 October

While the 8T doesn't have a larger 8T Pro sibling, it does boast a flat 6.55in, 120Hz display, and ditches the curved glass of the standard 8. There's also a sizeable 4,500mAh battery and 65W Warp Charge, up from the OnePlus 8's 30W.

You can expect Oxygen OS 11 on Android 11, all powered by a top-tier Snapdragon 865 chip. As for cameras, the 8T returns with the familiar 48Mp main camera on the back, along with a 16Mp ultra-wide, 5Mp macro and 2Mp mono.

How much does the OnePlus 8T cost?

While there isn't a Pro model of the 8T, the phone is available in two configurations and price-points:

  • OnePlus 8T 8GB/128GB - £549 - unavailable in the US
  • OnePlus 8T 12GB/256GB - £649/US$749

That's a very impressive starting price - and £50/$50 less than the equivalent OnePlus 8 models. In our review of the OnePlus 8T we called it an "incredibly competitive budget flagship".

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OnePlus pre-order deals

Pre-orders in the UK are done, but US pre-orders include a "mystery gift" (we're guessing it's also a phone case, or perhaps Bullets Wireless 2 earphones, which OnePlus has included in bundle offers before).

We can't see any other pre-order deals at the moment but will update this article if that changes.

Best OnePlus 8T trade-in deals

OnePlus's own trade-in scheme offers up to £330/US$230 towards the 8T. In the UK, Apple phones can claim up to £570 while Samsung phones can claim up to £360. See how much your device is worth here

Amazon has up to £400 off when you trade-in. See how much your old device is worth here.

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OnePlus student discount

Students and staff can also get a discount up to 10% as a part of OnePlus's Education Program. You will need a .edu email address to register, or you can register via Student Beans.

You can get up to 5% off one device and 10% off accessories. Learn more over at OnePlus.

Where to buy the OnePlus 8T SIM-free

You can buy the OnePlus 8T directly from OnePlus, and in the UK it's also available from John Lewis and Amazon.

Where to buy the OnePlus 8T on contract

In the UK, we expect to start seeing deals from Three once the phone goes on sale, as Three is the only network offering the 8T directly.

In the US, you can buy the OnePlus 8T+ 5G from T-Mobile. You can mostly ignore the '+' in the name, as this is the same phone, but with full support for T-Mobile's 5G network and the addition of an official IP68 rating.

To see how the OnePlus 8T compares to other leading phones in the market, see our shortlist of the best smartphones of the year

We're also looking at the best OnePlus 8 deals of the month, and for the best deals across the internet before Black Friday, see this handy hub.