After plenty of rumours and leaks, the OnePlus 5T is finally official, and it’s pretty much within expectation. It has a new 18:9 display with minimal bezels, there’s a new camera system now, and beyond these two differences, the OnePlus 5T shares a lot of similarities with its predecessor.
The most noticeable difference between the OnePlus 5T and the 5 is the new Samsung-made AMOLED display. While it’s still a 1080p screen, the 6-inch 18:9 display is surrounded by much smaller bezels. Thanks to this, the 5T doesn’t look dated next to sleek-looking phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Also new on the OnePlus 5T is a new camera system. Instead of its predecessor’s combo of a wide-angle and telephoto lens, the 5T comes with a 16MP + 20MP f/1.7 camera configuration with the same focal length on both sensors. The difference? The new 20MP sensor is a dedicated low-light shooter. Interestingly enough, despite not packing a telephoto lens anymore, Portrait Mode is still retained on the OnePlus 5T.
Other specifications of the OnePlus 5T are almost unchanged. It still comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable storage, a 16MP front-facing camera (it’s now used for face-unlocking too), a 3,300mAh battery, as well as Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box – no Android Oreo here.
Oh, the OnePlus 5T also comes with a headphone jack, while the fingerprint sensor has been relocated to the back.
The OnePlus 5T will go on sale in the US, Europe, and India from 21 November. The 64GB/6GB model retails at $499 (about RM2,080), while the 128GB/8GB variant goes for $559 (approximately RM2,330). As usual, it’s not known yet if the OnePlus 5T will arrive in Malaysia officially.