The OnePlus 5T is still six days from launching but yesterday, all the details (including “unboxing” images) save for the price were leaked online.
The OnePlus 5T has been in the news for a while with lots of anticipation in the mobile tech space ahead of its launch on November 16. These specs leak gives us not only tell us what is coming but also lets us form an early opinion of the phone.
OnePlus 5T Packaging & Unboxing
The OnePlus 5T retains the red and white retail box that OnePlus has been using for its last three phones. Open it up ad you have the same arrangement – the phone, some paper work, the dash charger, and the cable.
OnePlus 5T Specs
The highlight of the OnePlus 5T is its new display which has influenced the design of the phone. The trend feature in phones this year has been full-screen displays and OnePlus joins the bandwagon with the OnePlus 5T.
According to leaked promotional materials, the OnePlus 5T has a full optic-AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The 6.01 inch FHD+ screen is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 with support for DCI-P3 and sRGB. OnePlus also says that the form factor has been kept similar to that of the OnePlus 5 and mentions the phone has a screen-to-body ratio of 8.0.5%.
The display has taken up much of the space in front and the bezels have been reduced, resulting in the fingerprint scanner moving to a new position – the back of the phone. The scanner is still pretty fast as OnePlus claims it unlocks in 0.2s.
Just like the OnePlus 5, the 5T comes with its own display tricks. The phone has a new feature called Sunlight Display. The feature is described as a software algorithm that lets the phone automatically adapt to harsh light.
The Sunlight Display works in four scenarios- when you access the gallery, when you are playing a game, when you take a photo, and when you record a video. The display’s contrast is one of the features that is adjusted to provide the improved viewing experience.
The OnePlus 5T will come with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
OnePlus 5T Cameras
The OnePlus 5T will retain the dual camera combo on the rear. One is a 16MP Sony IMX398 1.12um f/1.7 sensor and the other is a 20MP Sony IMX376K 1.0um f/1.7 sensor. Both cameras have a focal length of 27.22mm. The phone will be able to record in 4K, 1080p, and slo-mo. It will also have EIS for 4K videos out of the box.
OnePlus says it has redesigned the camera app by providing one-handed access to all the camera modes with a simple up or down swipe.
The front camera also remains 16MP. It is a Sony IMX371 sensor with a F/2.0 aperture and a 1.0um pixel size. It will have support for HDR and screen flash for providing illumina in poorly lit conditions.
The OnePlus 5T will have a USB-C port with support for USB audio even though It still has a 3.5mm audio jack. There will be dual SIM support, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX and aptx-HD.
As predicted earlier, OnePlus will be playing its tricky OS game by launching the 5T with Android 7.1.1 Nougat rather than Android 8.0 Oreo. That way it can count Android Oreo as one of the two major software updates the phone will get.
The OnePlus 5T will also keep the 3300mAh battery of the OnePlus 5 as well as the 34-band support which means it has global LTE support.
As we have seen above, the display seems to be the only significant change coming to the OnePlus 5T. Personally, I think there isn’t a strong enough reason to warrant switching if you already own the OnePlus 5.