Yesterday, OnePlus confirmed that it will launch the OnePlus 5T smartphone in New York City, and after a few hours, the company has confirmed the launch date as November 16. Yes, we’re just 10 days away from the official launch of the OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus even confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will be available for Indian consumers starting November 28. So, expect the Indian launch date before November 20 itself. Also, there’s a special preview sale for early bird users who’re looking to purchase the 5T.
This might sound a bit crazy from OnePlus because the Chinese company promised last year that ‘T’ model will end with the OnePlus 3T. However, with the increasing trend of bezel-less smartphones, OnePlus is now forced to launch the 5T, and yes, you guessed it right- the OnePlus 5T will feature an 18:9 display and the company even partially confirmed it in the teaser video.
Rumours have already split out information about the OnePlus 5T and we’ve already covered how the upcoming flagship killer will be different from the OnePlus 5. That said, there’s more information leaked about the smartphone in recent times. Here’s what to expect from the OnePlus 5T.
A Bezel-Less Display and an Oppo R11S Lookalike
The OnePlus 5T will surely be a replica to the Oppo R11S which was launched in China last week. I am saying this because the OnePlus 5 resembled the Oppo R11 when it released, and the same will continue with the 5T as well. The Oppo R11S features a unimetal body and the fingerprint sensor is present at the back of the phone. The 5T is expected to come with a 6-inch Optic AMOLED display, still no Quad HD resolution though.
As per a recent GFXBench benchmark listing, the 5T will have the same internals as the OnePlus 5. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM is present under the hood, and the phone will come in two storage options- 64GB/128GB.
And the device will ship with Android Nougat itself and not Android Oreo. That said, don’t expect the AI-powered facial unlock feature of the Oppo R11S on the OnePlus 5T. Also, the 5T will ship with Dash Charge feature, which is still the fastest charging technology in the market.
Since the past few days, OnePlus co-founders have been teasing the OnePlus 5T cameras. They have posted a few sample images shot with the 5T, and it looks like the Portrait mode is improved on the 5T. The phone is expected to have a better 20MP selfie camera, and two 20MP sensors at the back.
With every iteration, OnePlus has increased the price of the smartphone, and it may continue with the 5T as well. Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus, in a Weibo post confirmed that the 5T will be priced below Yuan 4000, but in India though, the smartphone is likely to be priced at Rs. 34,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and Rs. 39,999 for the 8GB RAM option.
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