Today the latest phone from OnePlus was announced, OnePlus 5T. The competition in the smartphone world is very tough, as Apple’s iPhone runs most of the market. The room that’s left is filled with smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Note 8 as well as Google’s Pexel 2. Well, with today’s announcement, OnePlus has made itself much more competitive.
Upon first glance, you’ll notice that the bezel, from its predecessor, has been removed. The 5T differs from the 5 in more than just the bezel. The 5T also boasts a 6-inch OLED display (.5” larger than the OnePlus 5).
Here’s a few of the OnePlus 5T specs:
- Face unlock (not iPhone X advanced, but still great)
- Resolution of 1080 x 2160 (18:9 aspect ratio)
- Fingerprint sensor on back of device (previously on the front)
- Power button on the right — volume rocker & alert switch on the left
- Samsung OLED
- Aluminum unibody, exclusively in black (for now)
- 3,300mAh battery (fast charge but no wireless charging)
- Not waterproof
- Snapdragon 835 chipset
- Storage options
- 6GB RAM with 64GB hard drive
- 8GB RAM with 127GB hard drive
- Dual-SIM capable
- Headphone jack with Bluetooth 5 support
- Android 7.1 Nougat (no Android 8 Oreo… for now)
Similarly to the 5, the 5T has two cameras on the back of the device. The 5T keeps the same primary camera but adds a low light camera (removing the telephoto camera). This device is said to automatically switch to the low light camera in the relevant situations.
The 5T add a custom UI over top of Android Nougat, called OxygenOS. This modification allows for more convenient customizations while still remaining fully Android.
The device also boasts a feature called parallel apps. This makes it possible to run multiple instances of an app at the same time. For example, you can open two different iterations of your Twitter app, with two different accounts signed-in, simultaneously.
Last but not least, the price
- 64GB model – $499
- 127GB model – $559
The device will be available in the U.S. as well as Europe and India on November 21st. The 5T will enter the market amongst stiff competition, but it may be worth checking out, considering the impressive specs and reasonable price point.