OnePlus 5T to Ditch the Telephoto Lens in Favour of Better Low-Light Sensor

The OnePlus 5T will be announced later tomorrow and it’s expected to come at the same price as the OnePlus 5. The 64GB model of the 5T will cost Rs. 32,999 and the 128GB model will still cost Rs. 37,999 in India as per numerous reports. Recently, an unboxing video the OnePlus 5T surfaced online, which revealed the detailed specifications of the smartphone.


What made us wobbling our head is the dual camera setup. The phone will have the same Sony IMX398 f/1.7 primary sensor as the OnePlus 5, but the secondary sensor will now be a Sony IMX376K with an aperture of f/1.7, meaning it doesn’t have a telephoto lens.

Having said that, the OnePlus 5T will not be coming with a telephone lens, instead, the secondary sensor on the 5T will indeed focus on the low-light imaging. However, this is an unusual mode. There are several people out there who still prefer a telephoto lens ahead of another setup.


OnePlus 5 (left) and 5T (right)

Also, the new sensor will improve the Portrait mode as well. A German tech site named recently posted some camera samples captured with both OnePlus 5 and 5T. As you can see in the images, the 5T surely does a good job in low-light situations, better than the OnePlus 5.


OnePlus 5 (left) and 5T (right)

It is also reported that the OnePlus 5T will switch to the second camera at around 3.5 lux and does a good job in low-light situations. The publication also posted some Portrait shots captured by the 5 and 5T. Clearly, there’s no big difference in the Portrait shots as the bokeh effect is almost similar to both the devices.

However, the OnePlus 5T will capture better portraits of humans, but it still struggles to detect the objects like trees. Also, the co-founders of OnePlus are teasing the low-light and portrait mode performance of the OnePlus 5T, and it’s interesting to see how the cameras on 5T perform when compared to the likes of Google Pixel 2 and Apple iPhone X.

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