OnePlus 5T Launch Today – Everything We Know So Far
Up until a few weeks ago, the OnePlus 5T seemed like a mythical entity created by someone with a Twitter handle. A series of hoaxes were followed by some believable leaks and then finally, OnePlus confirmed that the device is real. The OnePlus 5T, just the OnePlus 3T was to OnePlus 3, will be an incremental upgrade over the OnePlus 5. So, people who have recently bought the OnePlus 5 should not feel disappointed and for people waiting to upgrade to a new phone, the 5T makes more sense than the OnePlus 5.
Pete Lau blogged about what the pricing technique will be for the OnePlus 5T. He did not explicitly say that the OnePlus 5T will be more expensive than the OnePlus 5t but, mentioned the fact that components used to make a smartphone have become pricier and that OnePlus users will appreciate what’s coming. This means that there will be a shift in pricing again for the OnePlus 5T. It is worth noting that OnePlus received flak from consumers for significantly increasing the price of the OnePlus 5. In India, the OnePlus 5T’s base variant might be priced around the Rs 40,000 mark.
The OnePlus 5T will have a 6-inch AMOLED display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. This means that the OnePlus 5T will have tall display and thinner bezels compared to the OnePlus 5.
Under the hood, there will be no difference between the OnePlus 5T and its predecessor. The OnePlus 5T will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 2.4GHz octa-core processor, 6GB RAM/64GB storage, and 8GB RAM/128GB storage. Similar to the previous OnePlus phones, there will be no option of expanding the storage. The device is powered by a 3500 mAh battery which is slightly bigger than the one found on the OnePlus 5. As usual, the OnePlus 5T also has dash charge which OnePlus claims is better than wireless charging.
The OnePlus 5T will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with Oxygen OS on top which is close to stock Android OS. OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 5, 3T and 3 will get Android 8.0 Oreo update hence, the OnePlus 5T will also get that software update soon.
Another change from the OnePlus 5 will be in the camera department. The OnePlus 5T will drop the secondary telephoto lens and focus on low-light photography. The dual camera setup will consist of a 16MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and a 20MP sensor with the same f/1.7 aperture and field of view (ie no telephoto lens).
The OnePlus 5T will be an Amazon exclusive in India and the first flash sale will be held on the 21st of November.