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OnePlus officially unveils the OnePlus 5T smartphone

by on17 November 2017

6-inch 18:9 OLED screen and new dual rear camera

At its dedicated "A New View" event held today, OnePlus showed off its new OnePlus 5T smartphone, designed around a 6.01-inch AMOLED screen, new dual rear camera and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC.

The main update of the 156.1x75x7.3mm OnePlus 5T, which still uses the anodized aluminum unibody design, is its 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED screen with tight side bezels, using an impressive 80.5 percent of the front. The screen has a 2160x1080 resolution, which leaves it with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 401ppi of pixel density. The screen is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 and it supports sRGB and DCI-P3 color space.

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Another big update is the main rear camera, which comes with 16-megapixel Sony IMX 398 sensor with 1.12?m pixel size and f/1.7 aperture and 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376K sensor with 1.12?m pixel size and the same f/1.7 aperture, meaning that both sensors get the same 27.22mm focal length. The rear camera setup also got the dual LED flash. The combination of these two sensors are somewhat different from the "zoom" approach and uses the second sensor to combine pixels and reduce noise in low-light situations.

The rear camera also has a dedicated Portrait Mode, where it blurs the background and also lowers the noise by using both sensors.

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The front 16-megapixel camera comes with Sony's IMX 371 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, which also allowed OnePlus to implement Face Unlock, one of the first for OnePlus smartphones. According to details provided by OnePlus, the feature uses 100 facial features, works in the dark and triggers in under 0.4 seconds, which is still slower compared to the fingerprint reader, which is now located at the back.

The Oxygen OS, which runs on top of the Android 7.1.1, got some minor updates which include scalable Slate font, the new reading, night and gaming modes, slightly improved gallery, optional Parallel Apps, which allows you to run the same app on two social accounts, and some minor customization options.

The rest of the features are pretty much identical to the OnePlus 5 smartphone, as you still get the Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired up with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, same 3300mAh battery with 5V 4A Dash Charge, 3.5mm audio jack and all the same connectivity options.

Unfortunately, OnePlus flagship smartphone still lacks water and dust resistance and is stuck on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, which should change soon as the Oreo Beta program will roll out eventually and get in its final stage early next year.

According to OnePlus, the OnePlus 5T will be available for pre-order from the official store as of today with a price set at US $499 for the 6GB/64GB version and US $559 for the 8GB/128GB version. Plenty of carriers will also get the phone soon, with  O2 in the UK, Three in Denmark, and Elisa in Finland.

The general availability, which includes both the US, most of the Europe and India is scheduled for November 21st while China will get it on November 28th. We expect European prices to be somewhere around €500/€560, while in the UK it will probably sell for £450/£500.

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Last modified on 17 November 2017
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