The new OnePlus 5T smartphone has an immersive 6″18:9 AMOLED display and a new dual camera system on the back that will help it take better pictures in low light. It can also take Portrait Mode photos with a blurred background.The fingerprint scanner is on the back and the phone also supports Face Unlock. Good old features like the 3.5mm headphone jack and Dash Charger, the company’s quick charging solution, are still present on the 5T as well.One Plus 5T unboxing.
One Plus 5T display
The new display is the big star of the show with the OnePlus 5T. It’s a 6.01″ OLED screen that takes up 80.5% of the phone’s front. Bezels are stripped to a bare minimum on the top and bottom, and are almost invisible on the sides. It is a taller screen as well, with a new 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution.One Plus 5T hands on.
One Plus 5T Camera
The other big change in the OnePlus 5T comes in the camera. The OnePlus 5 was the first from the company to have a dual camera system on its back, with a wide-angle main lens and a “telephoto” secondary lens. This setup changes in the OnePlus 5T, which has the same wide-angle main camera, but the secondary camera is actually one with the same 27mm field of view, but a higher 20MP resolution and the capability to combine 4 pixels into one in order to reduce noise in low-light pictures.One Plus 5T test speed.
Both these new cameras have a wide, f/1.7 aperture. OnePlus says that the phone will detect low-light situations and will switch to the secondary camera when it gets dark.
And Portrait Mode – the one where the background of a picture is blurred, while the subject remains in sharp focus – will still be available on the OnePlus 5T, using clever algorithms and software to do its trick.
One Plus 5T Face Unlock The build of Oxygen OS that the OnePlus 5T ships with will have a new Face Unlock feature. Yeah, it does pretty much what it sounds like — the phone will use the selfie camera to scan your face and unlock. It’s worth noting that there are no IR dot projectors or retinal scanners attached, so the feature is probably not as secure as it is on the Samsung flagships or the Apple iPhone X. Also, since it’s entirely software-based, we might see it arrive on the OnePlus 5 via an update.One Plus 5T speed.
One Plus 5T release date
In the United States, the OnePlus 5T release date is set for Tuesday, November 21st, and the phone will also lauch in most of Europe, Canada, as well as in China, Hong Kong and India.
One Plus 5T price
The OnePlus 5T price has gone ever so slightly in the United States: the base 64GB model costs $500 (the OnePlus 5 price was set at $480).
In Europe and the rest of the world, the price remains at €500 for the same 64 gig version of the phone.
One Plus 5T portrait mode
The background-blurring mode is making a return and, for what we can tell, will use the main camera again, just like before.One Plus 5T battery
With the release of the OnePlus 5T, the company states that software improvements have been made to further reduce noise and improve imagery of the Portrait Mode. Since these are entirely software-based, we might see them arrive via an update to the OnePlus 5? We’ll see.
The all new OnePlus 5 – the company’s 2017-edition “flagship killer” – is expected to follow in the footsteps of previous OnePlus high-ends. Rumor has it that the phone will stick to the concept of offering top-notch specs, appealing design, and lightweight software, all while costing considerably less than other smartphone makers’ flagships. Rumored features include a 5.5-inch display, metal build, and a Snapdragon 835 chip, as well as plentiful amounts of memory and battery capacity. But the most notable upgrade over last year’s OnePlus 3T could be the move to a dual camera at the back. There’s no word on what advantages this dual camera could bring, but we should know soon enough. The OnePlus 5 is expected to lauch in the very near future.