As we’ve known from the teasers, OnePlus has officially released their new high-end device called the – OnePlus 5T.
The device very much resembles of the OnePlus 5 that was released not that long ago. The 5T has a few upgraded internals, but don’t expect to see the newest chipset here (though it still comes with a top-of-the line one) – that’ll come in Q1 2018.
The 5T comes with a large 6″ FHD (1080 x 2160) resolution, OLED and 18:9 aspect ratio. While we would’ve love to see a QHD display, OnePlus has never been known for equipping any of their devices with it, so no surprises there.
The overall device is the same size as the OnePlus 5, but with a larger screen. You may wonder where the fingerprint sensor has been placed, but as you can see, it’s been moved to the back. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, so no complaints there.
It’s powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6/8GB of RAM. SD card slot is still nowhere to be found, but luckily the two versions will likely please everyone with either 64GB storage and 6GB RAM or 128GB storage and 8GB RAM.
The camera has also seen a lot of improvements. There is now a 20MP and a 16MP sensor. Both feature f/1.7 aperture and there’s a Dual LED flash too. According to OnePlus, the camera has been greatly improved to keep up with the competition and to provide the best high-end camera performance. We’ll see how this will actually work out, but based on the images we have seen so far, it does indeed looks promising.
The front camera is 16MP with f/2.0 aperture. It should provide decent quality selfies taken but again, we’ll see how this will work out in real life use later on.
The OnePlus 5T is powered by a 3300 mAh battery that should, on paper at least, provide a full day’s worth of charge for power users. Dash Charge is still here, and here to stay, so charging it up shouldn’t be a hassle.
Other features include the NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack (Good to see it on a flagship nowadays) and of course a USB-C 2.0.
As of right now, the device will launch with Android 7.1.1 (not the latest OS), but promises that the Oreo update will receive their users by the end of 2017-Q1 2018.
There will only be one colour option available on launch (Midnight Black), but do expect to see a gold and perhaps a special edition pop up later on.
As mentioned above, there are two variants available: 64 and 128GB models. Both are priced well below the high-end flagship competition.
The 64GB model will cost $499, £449, INR 32,999 while the 128GB model will go for $559, £499, INR 37,999.
Stay tuned for out “Thoughts” article that will be coming in the next few days. In the meantime, let us know if you are impressed or share your thoughts in the comments section down below.