The OnePlus 3T has arrived, yet in the process it’s figured out how to slaughter the first OnePlus 3. That is not really a terrible thing, as the 3T brags a greater battery, better selfie snapper and an all the more effective processor – that is until you look the cost. At $439 (£399, around AU$580) the OnPlus 3T is $40 (£70) more costly than its now-ceased kin, which was a unimportant six months into its life. It’s not a colossal value hop, but rather it’s certain to raise a few eyebrows.

For those hoping to plunge into the universe of OnePlus, you’ll be separating with somewhat additional money now – however don’t give that a chance to get you down excessively. The OnePlus 3T still seems to be awesome esteem for cash with a 5.5-inch full HD show, Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB of RAM, 16MP back camera, 16MP front snapper and a 3,400mAh battery. Coal black, Very Black, Black… Apple, Google and even the thin PS4 hit the market with their “new” hues this year, as though we’d never observed dark, and the OnePlus 3T was set to go along with them. In any case, it didn’t.

Talking at the OnePlus 3T dispatch occasion, OnePlus prime supporter Carl Pei uncovered the reasons why the firm decided on its new gunmetal dark shading over a dark wrap up. “We made a dark adaptation, however we didn’t proceed with it for two reasons,” he said. “In the first place, the unobtrusive bends on the back of the 3T didn’t mirror the light in how we would have preferred. Also, the dark complete scratched effectively.”

The explanation behind the simplicity of scratches are the rakish edges of the OnePlus 3T – something proprietors of the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel don’t need to stress over. “Apple’s adjusted plan is harder to scratch,” Pei clarified, “though the sharp edge on the 3T is less demanding to scratch.” In the matter of why OnePlus considered it important to bring another shade into its portfolio, Pei uncovered that its fan base had been requiring a darker shade of handset for some time. OnePlus explored different avenues regarding a scope of dark and dark choices, at long last settling on gunmetal for the 3T.

We’re huge fanatics of the OnePlus 3, a telephone which joins lead specs with a more than sensible cost – however it’s not flawless, and there’s imaginable still a long hold up until we see the OnePlus 4. Meanwhile however we have the fresh out of the plastic new OnePlus 3T, which is by all accounts the OnePlus 3.5 in everything except name. It’s an odd move from an organization which generally just dispatches one telephone – and surely just a single lead – every year. However, exactly how distinctive is it to the 3? What’s more, is it worth purchasing, or would it be a good idea for you to sit tight for the OnePlus 4?

We’ve set the OnePlus 3T up against the OnePlus 3 to answer those inquiries.