The OnePlus 5T is actually real. Earlier today, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the existence of the OnePlus 5T on OnePlus forums page saying that the smartphone will even have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The reason behind OnePlus retaining the fingerprint scanner is users need it, and no other audio accessory can deliver sound quality as good as the headphone jack.
OnePlus said that the headphone jack in OnePlus smartphones will stay ‘for a while,’ hinting that they might scrap it on their next generation flagship smartphone. He also hinted that they will be unveiling the 5T very soon. There are some rumours claiming that the device will launch on November 13 in New York City.
The OnePlus 5T will largely remain same as the OnePlus 5, but the display will have 18:9 aspect ratio, meaning it will be an edge-to-edge one. Several rumours of the 5T suggested that the device will come with a tagline ‘bigger display, same footprint.’ Furthermore, the OnePlus 5T is even said to sport a bigger battery than the OnePlus 5.
Also, both Carl Pei and Pete Lau are teasing the cameras of the OnePlus 5T, especially the Bokeh mode. The OnePlus 5T is expected to come with two 20MP sensors at the back, and the secondary 20MP telephoto lens is also expected to be optically stabilised. Furthermore, there might be a 20MP front-facing camera as well.
OnePlus parent company, Oppo, yesterday launched the Oppo R11S and R11S Plus smartphones in China, and the OnePlus 5T is expected to be a revamped version of the Oppo R11 with subtle changes such as the alert slider.
Internally, the OnePlus 5T will remain largely same as the OnePlus 5 with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, and Dash Charge technology. The OnePlus 5 is nearly confirmed to come with a 6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The Indian launch of the OnePlus 5T might happen on November 16, and it might cost a tad higher than the OnePlus 5.