OnePlus 5T: better screen, specs, and price

OnePlus introduced today the OnePlus 5T, their latest flagship model and enhanced version of the OnePlus 5 released just a few months ago. It starts at $499 and it will be available on November 21 in Europe and the United States.

The company has carved a place for themselves in the smartphone industry by constantly putting out great quality devices at accessible prices. There has been some slight criticism of the OnePlus 5T, though, given that it is a greater leap from handset to handset than previous “enhanced” releases.

The OnePlus 5T brings the firm up to speed with the latest trends of the sector, reducing the bezel size, switching up the fingerprint sensor, keeping the features that matter and adding power where it can. Without further ado, let’s see how it stands up before Samsung and Google’s flagships.

OnePlus 5T: Specs and design

Right from the start, the most noticeable change from the OnePlus 5 to the OnePlus 5T is the front panel of the phone. The footprint of the screen has changed, and it now stands at a full 6 inches across with a Full Optic AMOLED and an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The bezels, as a result, have been reduced to the minimum, and the ceramic fingerprint sensor has changed from the front to the back, similar to Google’s Pixel design. It is easily accessible, unlike the Samsung Galaxy lineup where it remains awkwardly placed on the side of the camera.

The OnePlus 5’s former processor has been replaced with a flagship Snapdragon 835. The storage on the 5T starts at 64 GB and it goes up to 128 GB, but there is no expandable storage. RAM varies too between 6 GB and 8 GB depending on the configuration you choose.

OnePlus 5T: Features

This time, the screen isn’t just bigger, but also better. The Sunlight Display adapts automatically to the lighting situation of where you are, and the phone also lets you tweak the color calibration modes with four from which to choose: sRGB, DCI-P3, adaptive, and default.

OnePlus also has enhanced the camera work on the 5T, for its dual cameras now shoot at 16 and 20 MP respectively, while the front-facing shooter packs a rocking 16 MP as well. All in all, Sony’s sensors are the ones doing the magic behind the aluminum body.

A couple of takeaways from the OnePlus 5T are that it keeps the headphone jack and that it now also brings the blazing fast Dash Charge technology to give you “a day of use” with half an hour of charge, according to the company. Oh, and you can now unlock the phone using Face Unlock in just 0.4 seconds.

OnePlus 5T: Price and availability

The OnePlus 5T costs $499 for the 64 GB model and $549 for the 128 GB alternative. It will be available for purchase only in Midnight Black, and it will come first to Europe and the United States. The company will sell the handset exclusively through their official website until further notice.

Source: OnePlus