The OnePlus 8T teardown video details its dual battery configuration

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The OnePlus 8T teardown video was posted by YouTuber Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything. It gives us a detailed look at the dual battery setup of the smartphone. The teardown follows a durability test in which the latest OnePlus phone has undergone rigorous testing for scratches and bends. The phone was found to have scratches at level six on the Mohs hardness scale. OnePlus 8T launched as a new member of the OnePlus family just earlier this week. The phone has four rear cameras as well as a perforated screen.

The disassembly of the OnePlus 8T begins with the traditional unscrewing of a dozen Philips screws. However, the highlight that makes the new OnePlus phone so different from its predecessors is its dual battery setup that enables fast 65W Warp Charge charging. This is a significant upgrade from the OnePlus 8 which had a single 4300mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T support.

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Nelson mentioned in the video that the OnePlus 8T’s battery, at first glance, was identical to that of existing OnePlus phones. However, a crease is visible in the center which represents two different halves which are wrapped as one. Each of the halves has a 2250mAh battery to bring a total capacity of 4500mAh.

“Most phones don’t charge over 30 watts. So it’s probably safe to say that charging a single battery with more power than it could cause the battery to explode or fire. But doubling the batteries doubles the power to use, ”Nelson said in the video.

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Teardown also revealed that OnePlus 8T did not have a seal on the speaker, although a rubber ring was deformed around the USB Type-C port to resist water. There are also foam balls inside the speaker case to help boost the audio output. In addition, the OnePlus 8T’s copper cooling system extends below the battery. This can help improve thermal management during charging to some extent.

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The OnePlus 8T is available for purchase in India with a starting price of Rs. 42,999. The phone is available in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage configurations.


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