OnePlus 5T was 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’s. Notably, OnePlus 5T has been launchd in the exact same price as its predecessor – this will be a relief to people looking to buy a new smartphone, and a break in tradition from the firm’s previous releases, however a disappointment to those that bought the original a few months ago.
Commenting on the OnePlus 5T launch, and the need for a second smartphone in 2017, OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau said in a statement, “The feedback on the OnePlus 5 has been very positive, but there were several areas where we saw room for improvement to create an even better user experience.”
OnePlus 5T price in India, launching offers
OnePlus 5T price in India begins at Rs. 32,999 for your 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and extends up to Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. It will just be available in a Midnight Black colour variant. Customers may also participate in the early access sale on OnePlusStore.in and OnePlus Experience Store at the exact same time. In the united states, the OnePlus 5T 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 36,500).
Open sales of the OnePlus 5T begin on November 28, the exact same day as the united states and EU markets, showing the importance of India to the business.
In terms of launching offers, OnePlus says all OnePlus 5T consumers will be eligible for a complimentary 12-month accidental damage insurance by 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. Separately, OnePlus 5T customers will get 1008GB of information from Idea – details of this mobile data offer aren’t immediately apparent, but ought to be clarified closer to the launch.
Finally, OnePlus 5T buyers using HDFC Bank debit and credit cards will get a Rs. 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 customers showing their interest.
OnePlus 5T specifications, attributes
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 5T runs OxygenOS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and adds a feature not seen in the OnePlus 5 – Face Unlock – which the organization says is based on advanced facial recognition algorithms which utilize over 100 facial features identity points to “safely unlock” the smartphone in 0.4 seconds. The display has to be on for Face Unlock to work. The company adds that Face Unlock will not function as an authentication method on sensitive programs, like payment apps.
Users can even long-press the fingerprint sensor to take a selfie, and swipe on the fingerprint sensor to bring up the notification shade. Other OxygenOS features seen on the OnePlus 5’s latest stable builds have also made it through, such as Reading Mode, Parallel Programs, and Gallery Maps. The last update the OnePlus 5 received was OxygenOS 4.5.14, but we could expect OxygenOS 4.7 to create it far to the older smartphone too.
The display also supports sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamuts. Just like the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, clocked at up to 2.45GHz, paired with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
In terms of the cameras around the OnePlus 5T – OnePlus has decided to update the dual back camera set up on the smartphone, making changes in the setup 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, along with 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, however, updates the aperture to f/1.7 and focal length to 27.22mm – the exact same as the primary sensor. The rear camera setup is accompanied by dual-LED flash, and also can record 4K video at 30fps, apart from 1080p video at 60fps.
As you can see with the double 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 claims 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 merges four pixels into one with the aim of ensuring each resultant pixel captures sufficient light. It also results in decreased noise and improves clarity, OnePlus says. The dual camera setup still enables depth-of-field effects 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 access all of the attributes with using the smartphone with one hand, thanks to fresh 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 most aspects to the OnePlus 5, sporting a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with 1-micron pixels and a aperture of f/2.0. It may capture 1080p videos at 30fps.
OnePlus is carrying forward the same inbuilt storage configurations as the OnePlus 5 with an OnePlus 5T, and it comes with either 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 2-lane storage. In fact, all other specifications of the smartphone will be identical to the original OnePlus 5.
Sensors on board the OnePlus 5T include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity detector, along with an RGB sensor. It also bears a fingerprint sensor, now moved to the back panel instead of the home button, due to its bezel-less display. The OnePlus 5T also retains the iconic hardware alarm slider that has been a staple on the organization’s smartphones since the OnePlus Xand OnePlus two.
The OnePlus 5T is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery, the same capacity as the OnePlus 5, and supports the company’s Dash Charge (5V, 4A) fast charging technology. The smartphone weighs 162 grams, and measures 156.1x75x7.3mm. To place that kind factor in perspective, the OnePlus 5 weighs 153 g 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 metallic unibody, using anodised aluminium.