The insanely powerful OnePlus 10T will be able to use AT&T’s fastest 5G networks; first for OnePlus phones. In our OnePlus 10T review, we found the phone to be quite a powerful and efficient device, so having this performance passing on network speeds on more networks is a real plus.
The new OnePlus 10T will run on all three major 5G networks in the US, as well as Bell and Telus in Canada. OnePlus mentions support for 5G networks with a lower and medium frequency, but not the more limited (albeit super fast) range of mmWave 5G.
OnePlus 10T is now available for pre-order from OnePlus (opens in a new tab), Amazon (opens in a new tab)and BestBuy online (opens in a new tab) for $ 649 / CAD 849. In the weird pre-order scheme, you can get an upgraded device with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory for the same price as the 8 GB / 128 GB version if you order before September 28, but only if you pre-order from Amazon or BestBuy.
Until September 8, OnePlus is offering the same deal on its own site, but after September 8, you’ll have to pay the full price of $ 749 / CAD 999 for the updated device. OnePlus will still throw in either a protective case or an 80W car charger, however.
OnePlus will start selling OnePlus 10T on September 29 and will start normal sales on the same day. OnePlus 10T is a mid-range upgrade to OnePlus 10 Pro, this lowers some of the camera’s capabilities, but also lowers the price to a friendlier mid-range level. You can read our full breakdown of the differences between OnePlus 10T vs OnePlus 10 Pro for more information.
Analysis: Signs of OnePlus Maturation
If you want to sell phones in the US market, the mobile operators are the key, the door, and the whole home. The more support a company offers for different networks, the more buyers can trust that they have been tested and proven for reliability. OnePlus couldn’t sell a phone advertised on the AT&T network without testing and approval. For a company that was a newcomer just a few years ago, this is a great sign and step.
This matters because we don’t want to recommend the phone to buyers if we don’t trust the company that makes it. OnePlus has had a fairly good track record, but is still a new brand in the company of giants. It may have enormous parental support, but its presence in the US market is still limited.
The more work we see from OnePlus to gain the trust of US carriers, the more we can believe OnePlus is maturing as a company, and this makes it easier to recommend the brand. It could also mean we’re seeing more of the best OnePlus phones, most of which only appear in markets outside of the US