OnePlus Fans across the globe are all set to embrace ‘A New View’ from team OnePlus. Yes, we are talking about the much awaited and widely teased phone OnePlus 5T. But the curious fans have already killed the suspense which was supposed to be revealed on 16th November 2017. Let’s find more about the launch event and what’s under the hood of this new flagship killer.
OnePlus 5T Launch Event – A New View
First things first, OnePlus will go live with their 5T launch event globally on November 16 at 21:30 hours IST. For the first time, the event will be simulcasted on select PVR screens across, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune. You can grab the tickets for this event at Rs 99 from Bookmyshow, of course, there will be some giveaway at the venue. For those who can’t personally make it to the event, you can catch it live on official brand channels.
OnePlus 5T Sale Date – Amazon Exclusive & Prime Early Access
Along with launch announcement, the sale date is also revealed by OnePlus India team. As always, it will be Amazon exclusive and the sale date is set for November 21st 16:00 hours IST. There will be an early access sale for Amazon Prime members, any additional offers in Amazon will be revealed on sale date.
OnePlus 5T – Teasers & Leaked Specs
Now that, we have heard enough about the launch event and sale date, let’s hear about some teasers and leaked specs of the upcoming flagship killer. For the past few weeks, the OnePlus has been teasing about the 5T on various tweets and insta pics. However, the specs and snaps of the phone got leaked all over the internet.
Let’s start with the display, it has a gorgeous 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED Display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Even with the bigger display, they have managed to keep the form factor similar to that of OnePlus 5, with an 80.5% screen to body ratio. It is designed to give an immersive viewing experience with a seamless and almost bezel-less design. OnePlus did this by moving their famously speedy ceramic fingerprint sensor, which unlocks in just 0.2 seconds to the back of the device. The built-in software algorithm controls the Sunlight Display to adapt to varying ambient lightings. The screen contrast also adjusts according to the app you are using, viz using the gallery, taking photo, recording video and gaming. Lastly, it has got the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection to shield it from all those sharp edges and unexpected falls.
Coming to the Camera, the OnePlus 5T also features a dual rear camera setup but with one major difference. They have swapped 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.
Now the 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 rear dual camera setup giving razor-sharp images, reduced noise and improved low light performance.
Let’s now look at the device closely, it measures 156.1 X 75 X 7.3mm and weighs about 162g. Made of anodized aluminium the device comes in two colour choices, possible Midnight Black and Slate Grey. The device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Oxygen OS and is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 835 running at 2.45GHz and Adreno 540 GPU at 710MHz. For all your apps and games the OnePlus 5T holds a 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128GB UFS ROM. It also features an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, G-sensor, compass, ambient light and hall sensor.
For connectivity, OnePlus 5T has LTE, GSM , WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB2.0 Type-C. The audio section has bottom firing speakers with 3 noise cancelling microphone supporting Dirac HD sound. A notable change is the USB Audio support but still keeping the legacy 3.5mm audio jack. The physical buttons including volume rockers, power button and alert slider are left as is. For juicing all this, the OP 5T comes with a 3,300 mAh non-removable battery supporting Dash charge at 5V 4A.
The Wait Is Over
So that was all about the leaks and now let’s wait for the launch event to happen. Meanwhile, subscribe to Amazon newsletter on the sale and event here [Amazon.in/OnePlus5T]. With OnePlus switching to an immersive display, they have proven the fact that OnePlus devices are ‘Created together with their Fans’ in mind. Hope you enjoyed the write-up, Peace!