OnePlus is back with an upgraded version of the OnePlus 5, and it might help us rebalance this equation. It’s OnePlus’ latest flagship smartphone, and it’s designed to compete with much more expensive handsets, such as the iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Google Pixel 2 XL.
OnePlus took a look at the biggest smartphones trends and made three significant improvements to an already solid device. The most readily apparent change is the OnePlus 5T’s new 6-inch, 18:9 extra-widescreen display, which offers almost 15 percent more screen real estate than the old OnePlus 5, but in a body that’s essentially the same size. The one small problem this caused is that previously, the OP5 had a fingerprint sensor mounted below the screen. But now, with much less bezel to work with, OnePlus simply moved it to the back of the phone—rather than eliminate the fingerprint reader altogether like Apple did for the iPhone X.
Additionally, for those who might feel a little jealous of other people being able to unlock their phones with their faces, OnePlus added that feature to the 5T, too. OnePlus says the 5T can unlock your phone in less than 0.2 seconds. The last big change is a revamped dual camera system. Instead of using the 5T’s second camera to zoom, OnePlus has widened the lens’ aperture from f/2.6 to f/1.7 and calibrated it to capture better photos in low-light environments.
The rest of OP5T’s specs are largely the same, including its matte aluminum back, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 3,300 mAh battery, and built-in headphone jack. However, there is one trend OnePlus hasn’t jumped on wireless charging.
The OnePlus 5T will be available in two configurations: 64 GB and 128 GB. In India, it will cost Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999depending on the configuration. It’s available for pre-order right now and will start shipping on 21 November.