OnePlus today launched the new OnePlus 5T just months after the release of its OnePlus 5 flagship from earlier this year. Like last year’s OnePlus 3T, the new OnePlus 5T is upgraded version of the original OnePlus 5 with an improved design.
The primary change on the latest OnePlus flagship device is obviously the display. Just like the majority of this year’s flagship smartphones, OnePlus is cutting down on the bezels with the 5T. The OnePlus 5T comes with slimmer side and top/bottom bezels than the OnePlus 5, but they aren’t anything close to something like the Samsung Galaxy S8. In terms of specs, the 5T’s display is a 6.01-inch FHD AMOLED panel with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and pixel density of 401ppi. Yes, OnePlus is still sticking to the regular FHD display.
A lot of the OnePlus 5T is strikingly similar to the OnePlus 5, though. The device packs the Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45GHz, Adreno 540 GPU, up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the 3000mAh battery with support for OnePlus’ impressive Dash Charge tech, the fingerprint reader (which is now on the back) the dual cameras (20MP and 16MP) on the back, the 16MP front-facing camera, and yes, the 3.55mm headphone jack. It does still ship with Android 7.1.1 instead of Android 8.0, so that’s kind of disappointing.
OnePlus will start selling the OnePlus 5T on November 21, starting at $499 for the variant with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. That’s $20 more than the original OnePlus 5, but it’s still significantly lower than other flagship smartphones that don’t offer much more than the OnePlus 5T.