In the launch event ‘A New View’ held at New York on November 16, OnePlus 5T is officially out of the box. The event was successfully simulcasted around the globe, even though some nefarious YouTube reviewers spoiled it a few days back. In case if you have missed the live event, you can watch it at OnePlus YouTube channel or Facebook page. Let’s find out the pricing and go through the specs again to see if any detail was missed.
OnePlus 5T Specification
The OnePlus 5T is literally a facelifted version of OnePlus 5 with an immersive display and modded dual camera. It is made of anodised aluminium and comes in two or more colour editions. The device measures 156.1 X 75 X 7.3mm and weighs about 162g. Now let’s have a look at the device from various angles and see what’s inside.
On the front is the gorgeous 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED Display having 18:9 aspect ratio. You will also find the selfie camera, other sensors and earpiece. While on the back side, you can see the relocated fingerprint sensor along with flash and modded dual camera setup. The blending antenna band and engraved 1+ logo make the backside more attractive. The top part is clean while on the bottom sits the Dirac HD speaker grills along with 3 noise cancelling mics. The USB2.0 Type-C port with USB audio support and 3.5mm audio port also finds their spot on the bottom side. You can spot the alert slider and volume rocker on the left side and power button and SIM tray on right.
Under the hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 835 running at 2.45GHz and Adreno 540 GPU at 710MHz. For all your apps and games the OnePlus 5T is equipped with a 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128GB UFS ROM. The device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Oxygen OS and there will be no scarcity of custom ROMs.
Coming back to display, which gives an immersive viewing experience with its seamless and almost bezel-less design. Even the form factor is almost similar to that of OnePlus 5, with an 80.5% screen to body ratio. OnePlus achieved this by relocating their famously speedy ceramic fingerprint sensor, which unlocks in just 0.2 seconds to the rear of the device. The built-in software algorithm helps to adapt to varying ambient lightings, making it a better Sunlight Display. The screen contrast also varies according to the app usage, viz gallery, camera and gaming. Finally, it has got the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection to shield it from all those unexpected falls and scratches.
In the camera department, OnePlus 5T also features a dual rear setup but with one major difference. They have switched the telephoto lens with a secondary camera having a larger f/1.7 aperture for enhanced low light photography. The rear camera thus features, a 16MP main camera with Sony IMX sensor having f/1.7 and a 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX sensor having f1.7. The rear camera is also equipped with Dual LED flash and EIS for videography. It is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and slow-mo 720p videos at 120fps.
The front/selfie camera is equipped with a 16MP Sony IMX sensor having f2.0 and screen flash to provide more light. It can record 1080p videos at 30fps and supports time lapse. Talking about the camera software, we still have the Pro Mode with which you can tweak the photos. The Camera UI is redesigned to allow one-handed access to all settings. You can also set autofocus and quick capture by a double tap of the power button. Lastly, the well known Bokeh effect is possible with the new rear dual camera setup giving razor-sharp images, reduced noise and improved low light performance.
Well, not the same tech-filled Apple iPhone X face unlock, the OnePlus 5T comes with facial recognition for quick unlocking process. According to the company, it’s almost 99 percent accurate and can unlock your phone in just 0.4 seconds.
Network, Connectivity & Battery
The OnePlus 5T supports 4G VoLTE, WCDMA and GSM network with dual nano SIM capability but having a dual standby mode. For local connectivity, it has WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type C and has GPS for positioning. All these are kept alive with the help of a 3300mAh non-removable battery which supports Dash charging at 5V 4A.
OnePlus 5T India Pricing & Sale Date
The variants of OnePlus 5T are priced under Rs 40,000 with 128GB model costing Rs 37,999 and 64GB model costing Rs 32,999. You can grab the device from Amazon India or OnePlus Store India. The sale will commence on November 21st 16:00 hours IST with early access for Amazon Prime members. Inside the retail package, you will find the handset, USB type-C cable, Dash charger, quick start, safety information and SIM ejector. All official and third-party accessories for gearing up your OnePlus 5T will be available via the stores mentioned above. There will be additional launch day promos and bank offers during special sales to smoothen the deal.
If you are a OnePlus 5 owner, we don’t recommend an upgrade since it’s pretty much the same hardware. But if you are not or have never been a OnePlus owner, we would say ‘go for it’. If you have some serious money, then you can check out Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or S8, and iPhone 8 or X. Hope you enjoyed the article, Peace!