After being teased heavily in the past few days, one of the most awaited phones of this year – the OnePlus 5T has been officially announced. As you may know, the new flagship device by the company comes with significant upgrades over OnePlus 5 and the company claims that it is the fastest phone ever (although it features the same, Snapdragon 835, chipset which is featured in most of the flagship devices this year).
It is interesting to see OnePlus entering the bezelless display club with their new handset.
OnePlus 5T has that sweet 18:9 edge-to-edge display this time around however the display panel being the same as before; a 6.01 inch Optic OLED screen with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution. As there was no room for a physical home button on the front, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back, above the OnePlus logo.
Here’s the OnePlus 5T official introduction video:
OnePlus 5T is a dual SIM device by default that runs on Android Nougat with Oxygen OS 4.7, surprisingly no words about upgrading to Android Oreo so far. The device comes with exactly the same size of RAM and internal storage in two variants; 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage and for multitasking enthusiasts there is a nice combo of 8GB and 128GB.
And not to forget, OnePlus 5T still supports a 3.5mm audio jack and that is one of an unusual thing for the latest flagship device. However, it comes with the Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD for an excellent wireless listening experience.
OnePlus has not made any upgrade in terms of battery capacity than the previous model. That may be because they have already put a bigger display on a device of the same size and did not want to make the device bigger in dimensions. However, the battery still comes with ‘Dash Charging’ – OnePlus’s own name of fast charging. There is no option for wireless charging in OnePlus 5T like other big names offering in latest devices.
Although there is no improvement in battery but OnePlus has certainly upgraded the camera features for OnePlus 5T. There is the sam dual camera setup of 20+16 MP lens but the wide angle-telephoto combo has been changed. The 20 MP lens has been replaced with a “low light camera”. However, it still records 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, and 720p@30/120fps videos. Whereas, the secondary camera is exactly the same with a 16 MP, f/2.0 lens and comes with Electronic Image Stabilization.
A small addition is the ability to unlock your phone with your face. It simply uses the front camera for the task and is surprisingly fast, even though it may not be as secure as Apple’s FaceID or the Note 8’s Iris scanner.
Pricing and Availability
OnePlus 5T will be made available worldwide starting from November 21st in black colour for now but OnePlus might introduce more colours in near future. It will will cost you $499 (~PKR 52,500) for the 64 GB variant and $559 (~PKR 58,900) for the 128 GB model.
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat customized with OxygenOS|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||4x 2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Display||6.01-inch Optic OLED with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio with edge to edge screen|
|Design||RGB Notification LED, Dirac HD sound, Fingerprint scanner|
|Internal Storage||64/128 GB|
|Connectivity||USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE-A, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi ac, GPS, NFC, headphone jack|
|Primary Camera||Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro)|
|Battery||3300 mAh, Dash Charge supported|
|Price||64GB – $499 (~PKR 52,500), 128GB – $559 (~PKR 58,900)|