Saying the company loves “nothing more than offering our community the latest and greatest technology and a user experience to beat expectations,” OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took the wraps off the OnePlus 5T at a launch event today. Coming only a few months after the launch of the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T pushes OnePlus into the realm of large screen devices and they join the “bezel-less” design space with their latest flagship smartphone.
The new OnePlus 5T gets a full 6-inch AMOLED display running at an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2160 x 1080 resolution. As so many manufacturers are doing with their flagship level devices, OnePlus has moved the design of the phone to incorporate minimal bezels not only along the side, but along the top and bottom edges as well. This did force OnePlus to move their fingerprint sensor from the front of the device to the back side.
Along with the relocation of the fingerprint sensor, OnePlus is also introducing their own version of a facial recognition tool for security purposes. Called Face Unlock, it is meant to do exactly what it sounds like – recognize your face to unlock the device. OnePlus also says they have upped the performance of the camera through things like better noise reduction for low-light photos, smoother zoom and a portrait mode that enhances the bokeh effect.
The power behind the OnePlus 5T is basically unchanged from the OnePlus 5. The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor, comes in two different memory configurations – 64GB and 128GB – and either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The battery is a 3,300 mAh unit that employs OnePlus’s “Dash Charge” technology for fast charging. The OnePlus 5T will come loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the latest version of OxygenOS. An update to Android 8.0 Oreo is expected soon.
The OnePlus 5T will go on sale in the U.S. and Europe starting next week on November 21st. Pricing will start at $499 for the 64GB model and $559 for the 128GB model. The only announced color at this time is Midnight Black.
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