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OnePlus 8T Launch Event AMA – Get your questions answered here!

  1. Leo X.
    Community Trainee Staff Member Oct 14, 2020

    Leo X. , Oct 14, 2020 :
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    Hi community friends,

    OnePlus 8T's unveiling just finished, and we hope you guys enjoyed the livestream launch event as I did. Still, I'm sure you guys still have many questions and are curious to find out more about the OnePlus 8T and Buds Z. To help you with that, we invited some special guest from our project team to fulfil your curiosity!

    Let's welcome:
    @Joey Sun - OnePlus 8T Product Manager
    @Jimmy Z. - OnePlus 8T Camera Product Manager
    @Winkey W. - OnePlus 8T OS Product Manager
    @Leo Lei - OnePlus Buds Z Product Manager
    @Bain B. - From E-commerce team
    @Leon Z. - From Customer Service team

    Rules:
    Please do not hesitate to ask them anything you want to know in the comments below. Due to the limited time, they will be answering no more than 30 questions in total.
    We appreciate your passion and understanding, so make sure you would ask a great and interesting question!
    1. Ensure your question is related to the OnePlus 8T or OnePlus Buds Z
    2. Remember to tag the relevant staff member you want to ask.
    3. Only one question from each user will be answered.
    4. Before you type in your question, please do check the forum if anyone has already asked the question you want to know.
    5. Considering your questions may have already been asked by other Community friends, we recommend you to give those questions likes instead of creating a duplicated one.
    6. We will start answering questions on October 19, 7PM HKT.
    7. We will select 5 most interesting questions to win the brand new OnePlus Buds Z
    8. Standard terms and conditions applied.
    Looking forward to see insightful and interesting questions from you!

    (You guys can also ask anything about to our community team, but no prize guaranteed>.<;) )

    Winner Announced:
    After the restlessly reviewing your question and the team have decided the Top 5 winners!
    @MaddyC @Darren_07 @nerdkabir @d0m_k @Abhishek.Karulkar
    Congrats to these five most interesting questions in this AMA for OnePlus 8T, as promised, the new OnePlus Buds Z will be shipped to your place! The winners please contact me in PM for further information.

    Congratulations again to all of you!
    For those nearly make it, don't be frustrated, we have a huge event coming soon, I can promise the prize will surprise you! (Spoiler alert)
     
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  2. Jimmy Z.
    Camera Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Jimmy Z. , Oct 20, 2020 :
    Thanks for your questions. IMX586 is a sensor that we have polished for more than two years. We continue to develop the potential of this sensor to optimize its clarity and color performance. This time on OnePlus 8T, we have further added AI algorithms to optimize the overall picture quality.
     

  3. Jimmy Z.
    Camera Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Jimmy Z. , Oct 20, 2020 :
    We know that many users are care about the improvement in camera. Nightscape mode has become the highlight function of OnePlus cameras, and it supports two viewing angles, main camera and ultra-wide angle. On OnePlus 8T, we optimized the performance of the Nightscape algorithm so that it can also run in Photo mode. Therefore, the Nightscape algorithm will now be intelligently activated in Photo mode to obtain clear night scene photos, and the experience is still fast and smooth.
     

  4. Jimmy Z.
    Camera Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Jimmy Z. , Oct 20, 2020 :
    Hi LuigiMario, Video Nightscape relies on the seamless cooperation of sensor performance, software algorithms and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 to achieve the goal of improving brightness, clarity and color performance on the video. We will evaluate the feasibility of the Video Nightscape algorithm on older models, and you can pay attention to subsequent system announcements. Thank you!
     

  5. Jimmy Z.
    Camera Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Jimmy Z. , Oct 20, 2020 :
    I'm sorry they look too alike for you to confuse them. The upper one is a color temperature sensor, and the lower one is a dual-color temperature flash.
     

  6. Leo Lei
    Accessory Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Leo Lei , Oct 20, 2020 :
    Through research, we found that most users enjoy the shock of drum beats, and we hope to bring good bass to users.
     

  7. Leo Lei
    Accessory Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Leo Lei , Oct 20, 2020 :
    We know lots of uses curious about the wireless charging. The function of wireless charging is very convenient for users. We are studying this function in advance, please look forward to it.
     

  8. Leo Lei
    Accessory Product Manager Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Leo Lei , Oct 20, 2020 :
    These are two different types of products, one is a semi-in-ear headset, which brings better calls and daily experience. Another one is in-ear headphones, which brings a better noise reduction experience. We hope everyone will be satisfied with both products. Buds Z hopes that more people can enjoy the burden-free feeling of true wireless headphones.
     

  9. Winkey W.
    Head of the OOS Operation Team Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Winkey W. , Oct 20, 2020 :
    The flat panel does not have much influence on the software level. However, as the screen continues to upgrade, we have put a lot of effort on the combination of software and hardware, in order to bring users fast & smooth experience.

    Personally, I am most excited about AOD feature. Not only because it realizes the idea that user voted in the IDEAS activities, but also because it has such beautiful and interesting display forms as Canvas, Insight, and Bitmoji.
     
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  10. Winkey W.
    Head of the OOS Operation Team Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    Winkey W. , Oct 20, 2020 :
    Hi AJacob,
    We always seek to bring fast & smooth experience to users of each OnePlus device. We aim to achieve this through continuous optimization of infrastructure and version updates.
     

  11. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Oct 20, 2020

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    dsmonteiro , Oct 20, 2020 :
    Hi Swatiranjan,

    Launch campaigns are usually the result of teams, rarely individuals. Teams put forward their ideas during a brainstorming phase, some ideas are discarded, others considered and then iterated.

    This specific idea was initially put forward by the Indian team, but eventually ended up becoming a global endeavour.
     

  12. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    From the industry development perspective, increasingly complex functions and requirements for antennas in the 5G era have brought greater challenges to the utilization of the internal space of mobile phones. We need to adjust the design direction in time to meet long-term development needs.
    That's not two flashes. One of them is the Flicker-Detect Sensor, which can help remove light strobes during shooting. More importantly, it can work with the front light sensor to obtain more accurate ambient light information and make automatic brightness more accurate. For example, scenes with backlighting and mobile phones facing windows or lights.
     

  13. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    In addition to the top processing platform and other hardware that must be guaranteed, the most important thing we consider is the cooling system. In fact, it is difficult to say that the only one is necessary. Fast charging and top-of-the-line screens were determined very early, but the more powerful cooling system shows that our products hope to continue to bring users top performance.
     

  14. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    8T+ is a product that we provided for T-Mobile in the North American market. You can consult local operator policies for specific lock-in conditions. The official website will also provide a public version of the product.
     

  15. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    We hope the visual presentation is calm and textured. The back of the lunar silver is very neat and clean, without excessive gradation or impurities; while the Aquamarine Green has a ceramic enamel texture. In the future design, we will still consider different directions. Your observation is very detailed. We will also consider more attempts in the design of the camera cover.
     

  16. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    We hope to satisfy as many users as possible through the combination of different products. There is no technical threshold for the increase of wireless charging, but it has an impact on all aspects of the product as a whole. We have set a very high expectation for wired fast-charging, like battery capacity, body thickness and weight. Battery life is the most basic experience for users, and extremely fast charging is a good supplement to the battery life experience.
     

  17. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    We hope that the weight of the phone will not be too heavy, so we set a relatively low-weight target from the beginning of the project. It is difficult to say that which certain component makes us finally achieve the lightweight. In fact, in the course of the project, we have reviewed the light-weight target at each stage, and continue to challenge the design and even the materials of all components. Our structural design team has made great efforts for this. Not only the weight itself but also the distribution of weight.
     

  18. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    Our very important decision in the early stage of this project was the arrangement of the cameras. With the current development of 5G and the continuous increase of functions, the requirements for mobile phone stacking efficiency are higher, so in the long run, we need to choose a design route where stacking efficiency can be continuously guaranteed. The design of OnePlus is reflected in many aspects. If you can actually experience it by your hand, you should be able to feel our constant pursuit of details.
     

  19. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    My personal favourite is Warp Charge 65. Due to workplace requirement, I spend a lot of time on my mobile phone to attend meetings or process emails. The latest Warp Charge can better help me use the fragmented time to replenish the battery, so I don’t have battery anxiety. And the new adapter can be compatible with more PD charging devices, so I don’t need to carry a lot of chargers when I travel.
     
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  20. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    This set of charging solutions has been tested for many times before mass production, and the battery capacity after hundreds of complete charging and discharging is still higher than the standard. And OnePlus’s test standards are actually higher than the industry standards. There is no need to worry that Warp Charge 65 will accelerate the reduction of battery efficiency compared to the past. What matches the brand-new hardware is the adaptation of the software scheme. The software solution of new battery and charging system is redesigned. We still provide the function of charging optimization to reduce the pressure on the battery and further extend the battery life.
     

  21. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    The biggest challenge should be heat control and capacity control. We need to provide a balance between charging speed and temperature. In addition, the dual cells also have a certain impact on the density of the battery. In order to maintain the thickness of 8.4mm, the development team has made a great effort.
     

  22. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    We hear a lot of complaints about fingerprints and the love for the texture of high-gloss glass, so our industrial design team has brought us new surprises. Aquamarine Green creates a diffuse reflection on the diaphragm so that fingerprints on the glass surface are not too obvious under human eyes. There are many surprises waiting for you in our ID laboratory, so stay tuned!
     

  23. Joey Sun
    Product Manager Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Joey Sun , Oct 21, 2020 :
    This matter is more complicated. We need to collect a lot of data and information to help us to judge. For example, the utilization rate of a function in previous models, the effect of this function on the product's other expressiveness (thickness, weight, etc.), technical feasibility and mass production possibility, reliability, or cost and other resources Invest. It is also necessary to balance the needs of various regions for a certain function. It may be difficult for a product to satisfy all users. The process of making product decisions is to find a solution that satisfies as many users as possible from a combination of countless different choices.
     

  24. Bain B.
    E-commerce Staff Member Oct 21, 2020

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    Bain B. , Oct 21, 2020 :


    Hi MaddyC,

    Amazon is one of our most important partener as we have coperated with each for so many years. During our hot sale seasons, we will enhence our cooperation from Traffic, Campaign and almost every sides.
     
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  25. M1597829814810
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2020

    M1597829814810 , via OnePlus 8 , Oct 14, 2020 :
    So basically oneplus 8 don't exist anymore and oneplus robbed the oneplus 8 buyers! Comparatively better phone with similar price in span of just 5months. Well done oneplus and there new money making policy.
     

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  26. matteotogna
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2020


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  27. Aditya_Bhati
    Donut Oct 14, 2020

    Aditya_Bhati , via OnePlus 7 , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Ture that
     

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  28. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020


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  29. Dhruvjain333 , via OnePlus 8 Pro Onyx Black , Oct 14, 2020 :
    I'm very much interested in the new buds. But had already purchased the one plus buds with the 8 pro. The one plus buds are not that comfortable for a long use and definitely cannot be used while gaming. This is the reason I want to go for the new buds provided If I get an option to exchange the current buds. So would that be possible ?
    @Leo Lei
    @Bain B.
     

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  30. Navdeep_Malik
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 14, 2020

    Navdeep_Malik , Oct 14, 2020 :
    @Joey Sun congrats and i wanna ask....
    i mean we all might be thinking 8t is beautiful all around but still why not to have a snapdragon 865+ instead of 865?
     

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  31. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020

    SRD. , Oct 14, 2020 :
    @Joey Sun

    1. we have seen a mat Interstellar glow in @Hope L. 's industrial lab, we were expecting the same colour option in OP8T.

    Any particular reason why it was not considered ?

    2. Glossy back of OP8T May be a fingureprint magnet. Though it looks great.
     

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  32. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020

    SRD. , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Hi there @Joey Sun



    1. It was made clear that There won't be any 8Tpro this year. Though Oneplus8T covers the spaces of improvements, Can we expect a special edition like ( Maclaren edition in past devices)
     

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  33. furlan23
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2020


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    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 14, 2020


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  35. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020

    SRD. , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Hello @Joey Sun

    @Jimmy Z.



    1. The sample images taken by Oneplus 8T is awesome.

    A new Camera set up in Oneplus 8T can be seen ( A Panel design)

    How the Balance of camera Hardware & Image processing software were fused to make a better user experience ? Is the image processing improves from OP 8 series devices ???
     

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  36. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020

    SRD. , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Hi There @Joey Sun

    It was revealed by @Pete that OnePlus had developed one of the most advanced films in the industry, achieving a high-quality finish that raises the OnePlus standards for beautiful design.

    Can you Let us know What is the material of the film he was talking about and how it was achieved ?
     

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  38. Darren_07
    Froyo Oct 14, 2020

    Darren_07 , via OnePlus 7T , Oct 14, 2020 :
    @Jimmy Z.
    Nowadays cameras in smartphones are getting much more widely used even for night-time photography. For the 8T, what was the team's approach to improve the night photography performance?
     

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  39. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020


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  40. jithu7
    Froyo Oct 14, 2020

    jithu7 , via OnePlus Nord , Oct 14, 2020 :
    @Jimmy Z. Interestingly there is a nightscape(like) feature for the videos during night. I wanted to know whether it's automatic or manual??? And more about it like any dynamic range reduction or softness(sometimes it happens with nightscape pictures)???


    Because I would prefer it to be switched on and off according to need...
     

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  41. SRD.
    KitKat Oct 14, 2020

    SRD. , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Hi there @Winkey W.



    Oxygen OS11 are still in Beta testing , How the OS performance with New OP8T hardware was tested ? What good things & what bad things were experienced in terms of OOS11.

    Is it Tested with Android 11 platform as well ????
     

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  42. sumitMZ007
    Honeycomb Oct 14, 2020

    sumitMZ007 , via OnePlus 6 , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Hi there @Joey Sun why Carl's Twitter handle is not promoting OnePlus 8T likehe did for the past devices ? And I'm little disappointed by presentation this time.i mean it was good but it wasn't having that feeling like showing a way to future kind of!
     

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  43. Two
    Honeycomb Oct 14, 2020

    Two , Oct 14, 2020 :
    Great phone overall for a somewhat reasonable price, but questions:
    - Why no LPDDR5? (1.5x faster than LPDDR4X)
    - Why still using the IMX586 instead of the superior IMX689?
    - Why still no 512 GB option?
    - Why still no USB 3.1 gen 2 or even better USB 3.2 2x2 ?
    - Why no SD865+ ?
    - Why do you keep proposing some colors without the 12GB Ram + 256 GB storage option? Not everyone like the greenish color.
     

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