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OnePlus pushes new flagship the 5T with large 6.01-inch 18:9 display

Christian Jay Magowan  —  4 weeks ago ( Nov 20, 2017 )    |    Mobile

OnePlus as promised made a splash in the market with a new offering for its fans and basically to the overall mobile market. The new OnePlus 5T is the mighty successor to this year’s 5 series with a lot of changes that mark as the basis for future OnePlus devices.

One of the most obvious changes to the OnePlus 5T is the new screen and it follows the same 18:9 Aspect ratios of 2017’s flagship devices with a 6.01-inch display on a FullHD+ resolution. It features a thin side bezels and narrower top and bottom. If you’re familiar with the recently launched Oppo R11s, the OnePlus 5T looks something like it (that is at least on the front). At the top, the bezel houses the usual important equipments such are the front mounted sensors and the front facing camera while at the bottom with its narrower bezel, OnePlus had to do away the home button and had moved the fingerprint scanner all the way to the back.

Aside from the obvious changes to the company’s flagship, the OnePlus 5T basically carries the same internals as the outgoing OnePlus 5 with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 at its heart and the same RAM and storage configurations. With OnePlus 5T, users can choose between a 6GB/64GB or an 8GB/128GB RAM and storage and like its predecessors, it does not come with an expandable storage option so users will be stuck with what they opted for.

The cameras on the OnePlus 5T may have stayed with the same amount of pixels for all the three sensors where a 16 Megapixel main sensor is paired with a secondary 20 Megapixel unit on the main module but there were a few new changes in its features. One is that OnePlus no longer features a telephoto lens for the secondary camera and instead opted with the same lens as the primary sensor. Both now has the same f/1.7 Aperture that is said to improved in image quality especially in low-light situations. EIS is enabled by default which is a good thing but a hardware-based OIS could’ve been better. And the camera on the front basically remains the same as the OnePlus 5 with the same EIS feature enabled and an f/2.0 Aperture.

The fingerprint sensor as we’ve mentioned has been moved to the back that sits gracefully above the OnePlus logo. Besides the fingerprint sensor, OnePlus also introduces facial unlock feature which as one would think about it as the Face ID implemented on the newly launched Apple iPhone X but the one on the 5T we believed is a little less complicated and therefore less accurate that Apple’s.

So, the OnePlus 5T runs on OxygenOS 4.7 which sits on top of Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) but OnePlus already promised Android 8.0 should be ready by the early of 2018 which also holds true for the OnePlus 5 as well. The handset powers up with a 3300mAh embedded Li-Po battery with support for OnePlus proprietary Dash Charge fast-charging system..

OnePlus will be opening a sale for he OnePlus 5T on November 21st with prices starting at $499 for the 6GB/64GB version and $559 for the higher 8GB/128GB variant. The handset will only be available in one color variant: MidNight Black

Christian Jay Magowan

A Medtech by Profession and a big fan of gadgets and whatever technology has for the world. I scour for anything technology and science to provide you with what’s hot in this side of space.