OnePlus 6T gets wider availability in the UK

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OnePlus' forthcoming 6T smartphone will be the easiest product from the company to buy in the UK, after Vodafone and EE both confirmed they will offer the device when it launches later this year.

TechRadar reports both operators will make the 6T their first OnePlus product available directly as part of their contracts, along with O2, which already offers the OnePlus 6 exclusively in the UK.

The OnePLus 6T will also be available from Carphone Warehouse and John Lewis, as well as SIM-free directly from the firm, meaning users will have a range of options when the device goes on sale on November 6th.

TechRadar noted this may be a pleasant change for fans of OnePlus devices, which – at least in the company's early days – were far more difficult to get hold of. Despite a positive reception from reviewers, the manufacturer operated a strict invite-only system for its previous OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 handsets, so if you wanted one, you'd have to know the right people.

The firm has since moved to a more traditional strategy for its more recent phones, and the new OnePlus 6T, which is set for its official unveiling on October 30th, will clearly benefit from wider availability.

However, even though the launch is still several weeks away, TechRadar noted we already know quite a bit about what to expect from the device. For example, it will use the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset and come equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner, and is also set to follow the current trend of dropping the traditional headphone jack.

It is also set to offer an improved battery life and come with a larger, bezel-less screen broken up by a now-familiar notch.

Although pricing has yet to be confirmed, rumours suggest it will aso be more expensive that the OnePlus 6 it replaces, which starts at £469.