OnePlus 5T has been officially launched by the Chinese manufacturer, featuring the bezel-less design and 18:9 aspect ratio that have become common in top-end smartphones. The 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160px) display of this OnePlus 5T is the biggest ever for a OnePlus handset, and also the camera is said to have been improved compared to the OnePlus 5. Notably, OnePlus 5T has been launchd at the same price as its predecessor – this will be a relief to people looking to obtain a new smartphone, and a rest in tradition from the firm’s previous launches, but a disappointment to people that purchased the original a couple of weeks ago.
Commenting about the OnePlus 5T launching, and also the demand for another smartphone in 2017, OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau said in a statement, “The feedback on the OnePlus 5 was really positive, but there were some places where we found room for improvement to make an even better user experience.”
OnePlus 5T price in India, launch offers
OnePlus 5T price in India begins at Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and extends up to Rs. 37,999 for your 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. It will just be available in a Midnight Black color variant. Customers can also participate in the first access sale on OnePlusStore.in and OnePlus Experience Store in precisely the exact same time. In the united states, that the OnePlus 5T 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at $499 (approximately Rs. 32,600), while the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant is priced at $559 (approximately Rs. 36,500).
Open sales of this OnePlus 5T begin on November 28, the same day as the united states and EU markets, showing that the importance of India for the company.
In terms of launching offers, OnePlus states all OnePlus 5T users will be eligible for a complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance from Servify. For this, users will have to download the Kotak 811 app and activating a savings account with an initial deposit of Rs 1,000 in the introductory period. The Chinese company is also touting partner offers from Amazon Prime and Kindle. Separately, OnePlus 5T customers will get 1008GB of information from Idea – details of this mobile data offer are not immediately apparent, but should be clarified closer to the launch.
1,500 instant discount on Amazon.in until December 2. Interest in the smartphone has already been great, with Amazon announcing that within a week, it had received 1.1 million registrations from consumers showing their interest.
OnePlus 5T specifications, features
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 5T runs OxygenOS 4.7 predicated on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and adds a feature not seen in the OnePlus 5 – Face Unlock – which the company states is based on advanced facial recognition algorithms that utilize over 100 facial attributes identity points to “securely unlock” the smartphone in 0.4 seconds. The display has to be around for Face Unlock to get the job done. The company adds that Face Unlock will not function as an authentication method on sensitive apps, like payment apps.
Users may also long-press the fingerprint sensor to have a selfie, and swipe the fingerprint sensor to bring up the notification shade. Additional OxygenOS features seen on the OnePlus 5’s latest stable builds also have made it through, such as Reading Mode, Parallel Programs, and Gallery Maps. The final update the OnePlus 5 received was OxygenOS 4.5.14, but we can anticipate OxygenOS 4.7 to create it way to the older smartphone too.
The OnePlus 5T carries a 6.01-inch full-HD+ (1080×1920 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 401ppi pixel density, and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display also supports sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamuts. Just like the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T is powered through an octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, clocked at up to 2.45GHz, paired with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
As for the cameras on the OnePlus 5T – OnePlus has decided to update the dual back camera setup over the smartphone, making changes from the installation we found on the OnePlus 5. The primary detector remains identical to the OnePlus 5, being a 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 detector with 1.12-micron pixels, and an aperture of f/1.7. But, it appears to have an upgraded focal length of 27.22mm.
The secondary camera, which was previously powered by a 20-megapixel Sony IMX350 detector and paired with a telephoto lens, has now been replaced with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K detector. It retains the 1-micron pixel size, nevertheless, updates the aperture to f/1.7 and focal length to 27.22mm – the exact same as the primary detector. The rear camera setup is accompanied by dual-LED flash, and can capture 4K video at 30fps, apart from 1080p video at 60fps.
As you can see with all the dual camera changes on the OnePlus 5T, the emphasis is on low-light photography as opposed to depth-of-field effects provided by the telephoto lens from the original. OnePlus says that in low-light conditions, below 10 lux, the OnePlus 5T switches to the secondary 20-megapixel camera. This camera is equipped with ‘Intelligent Pixel Technology’, first seen on the OnePlus 3T’s front camera, which divides four pixels into one with the aim of ensuring every resultant pixel captures enough light. It also results in reduced noise and improves clarity, OnePlus says. The dual camera setup still empowers depth-of-field impacts with Portrait mode, however, since the focal length on both lenses is identical, OnePlus says that there will be no cropping as seen with the telephoto lens.
OnePlus also says it has redesigned the camera UI on the OnePlus 5T, making it easier to get all of the features with using the smartphone with one hand, due to new swipe gestures. The OnePlus 5’s Pro Mode interface gets its way to the OnePlus 5T as well, and EIS is carried forward.
The OnePlus 5T’s front camera is identical in all aspects to the OnePlus 5, sporting a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with 1-micron pixels along with an aperture of f/2.0. It can capture 1080p videos at 30fps.
OnePlus is carrying forward the identical inbuilt storage configurations as the OnePlus 5 with the OnePlus 5T, and it comes with either 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 2-lane storage. In reality, all other specifications of this smartphone will be identical to the original OnePlus 5.
Sensors on board that the OnePlus 5T include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and an RGB detector. It also bears a fingerprint detector, now moved to the rear panel instead of the home button, thanks to the bezel-less display. The OnePlus 5T also retains the iconic hardware alert slider that has been a staple on the company’s smartphones since the OnePlus Xand OnePlus 2.
The OnePlus 5T is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery, the same capacity as the OnePlus 5, also supports the firm’s Dash Charge (5V, 4A) rapid charging technology. The smartphone weighs 162 g, and measures 156.1x75x7.3mm. To put that form factor in perspective, the OnePlus 5 weighs 153 grams and quantified 154.2×74.1×7.25mm, making the OnePlus 5T longer, wider, and thicker than its predecessor. The smartphone is still made out of a metal unibody, using anodised aluminium.