OnePlus 5T: Rumors, Specs, Release Date, and Price!
The OnePlus 5T is a real Thing coming soon. Will it meet our expectations? Will it blow current flagship phones out of the water? We will see…
OnePlus is still pretty much the underdog that is fighting against the pressures of major smartphone players in the business. OnePlus, however, has been quite successful in making some splashes throughout the years beginning with their first OnePlus phone priced at $479. Flagship specs and features at an all time low cost, an appealing endeavor. It was rather strange to see the company churn out so many flagship phones including the OnePlus 3 (which was quickly replaced by the newer 3T within a matter of 5 months) and now we are expecting the 5T to hit the shores soon. The company moves quickly, that’s for sure.
Rumors have been reporting that OnePlus is planning for some big plays this time around. Instead of the traditional smartphone look with bezel’s and it’s regular OnePlus design the company is looking to join the major manufacturers in an all-screen front display (less bezel) smartphone! Getting rid of capacitive buttons we expect the phone to look more in line with what we have seen in the LG V30, Note8 and the iPhone X.
The OnePlus 5 had a more generic look to it by being a big slab of glass and metal. With the OnePlus 5T the company is going for a new generation of design combined with a bezel-less mostly screen front panel design. We are looking at a 6 inch 2:1 aspect ratio display with resolutions of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
We can see a few “leaked” images below that showcases this. The images show a finger print sensor placement on the back like we have seen with LG devices, a dual camera again with a rounded back and the front image shows a nice UI design with a more “screenful” design.
Sorta New and Not so New Specs
The OnePlus 5T is expected to arrive with the Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB of RAM and a 64 or 128 GB storage configuration option. A 3,300 mAh+ battery is expected along with a dual camera setup. GSMArena has been reporting that a dual 20MP setup will be introduced (which is an upgrade from the 16MP + 20MP setup we saw on the 5). There will be an upgraded aperture of f/1.6 on the primary while the secondary telephoto sensor will have an f/2.6 aperture lens.
The OnePlus 5T will also have USB C and an updated Dash Charge (OnePlus’ answer to Quick Charge or Fast Charge).
Other reports have suggested that the 5T will receive a larger 3,450 mAh battery instead.
Expected Specs Tech Sheet
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- 6 Inch AMOLED 2160 x 1080 (402 ppi)
- 2:1 Aspect Ratio
- Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core 2.45GHz
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 6 GB
- 64 / 128 GB (UFS 2.1)
- Ports & Features:
- USB C
- Updated Dash Charge
- Rear mounted Finger Print Sensor
- Dual Nano SIM
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Dual Camera setup
- 20 MP f/1.6 primary standard camera
- 20 MP f/2.6 secondary telephoto camera
- Front / Selfie Camera:
- Dual Camera setup
The metal back of the OnePlus 5T lets us know that the phone won’t support wireless charging. It is also very much possible that the 5T will not come with water proofing features. We are also on the look out for how the selfie camera will turn out and whether or not the OLED panel is really happening.
Yes! 3.5mm Headphone Jack is Available!
As more and more manufacturers begin to scamper away to hide behind Apple’s back and let Apple lead the way, we are happy to see OnePlus stand it’s ground and keep the 3.5mm headphone jack a little while longer. This aging port still have many practical uses. The privilege to not worry about charging another darn gadget in this overwhelmingly pro-consumerist culture may be a small bit of mental leeway that you can invest in your loved ones or something else that actually matters. Among’st many other reasons, getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack entirely is too early. A friend has already invested over 100$ on a 3.5mm headphone jack to lightning port adapter as it is easy to misplace over time and said friend ended up without music on a long bus trip north.
Here is a quote by OnePlus to address this topic:
Wireless audio technology has a lot of potential. And if you prefer wireless headphones, our flagships have excellent Bluetooth capability for this choice. But our goal from the beginning has been to bring better technology to the world. That’s why we prioritize the user and make good technology accessible.
Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs. This is one of those times when we respectfully disagree on what it means to be courageous. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we’re keeping the headphone jack for the OnePlus 5T – and confident that our product decisions for our upcoming device will offer the best flagship experience possible.
Couldn’t have said it better.
Android 8.0 Oreo Loaded
The OnePlus 5T will most likely arrive with the latest Android OS loaded on, Android 8.0 Oreo. This new major update won’t bring any major UI element changes and since OnePlus sticks pretty close to what stock Android looks like we should be pretty happy with the end result. UI/OS should be snappy and lightning quick to navigate and also beat out most phones out there in real world usages. We should also expect to see some manufacturer tweaks which include: offscreen gestures, a fast launcher, and a handful of user customization options.
Launch Date, Pricing and The Usual
The OnePlus 5T is expected to be slightly more expensive than the 5 as the company has been increasing the cost of their flagship phone’s bit by bit with every new model introduced. This would account for the rising costs of key components in smartphones and other processes. Some guesses include a price tag of $499 for the lower end model (6 GB / 64 GB) and can go up to $599 for a more extensive 8GB RAM / 128GB Storage model.
We have heard many things so far in regards to the launch date ranging from September to December. A lot of dates make sense because OnePlus has stopped sales for the OnePlus 5 already. The 5 is still currently out of stock and not being restocked as far as we know. There is an unveiling date of November 16 but famous leaker Evan Blass has also indicated that November 20 will be the real date to look forward to.
The Unveiling, then, would most likely be a week or two before (sometime in the next week or two from today).
The new OnePlus 5T will be showcased in New York and this will be the companies first Live Press Conference.
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