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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 expected to be unveiled soon with an 8th generation of the premium device already in the making. The note 8 expected to be – bigger, faster, with a bolder new design, and equipped with the finest S Pen to date. The phone is rumored to bring a screen over 6 inches in size and possibly of higher, 4K resolution.
The materials will be the same metal-and-glass sandwich as the S8, complete with a curved, bezel-less display, rounded corners, and an extra side button dedicated to Bixby, Samsung’s digital assistant. And also, good news: so far nothing seems to suggest Samsung will ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack like many of its competitors do nowadays.
Note 8, too will, have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. And what’s worse, it will once again be positioned to the right of the camera module, just like it is on the S8. However, there’s some good news: this time, Samsung seems to have put a slightly greater distance between the lenses and the scanner, so hopefully this will help counteract accidental fingerprint smudges on the glass.
The display will once again make use of Samsung’s own Super AMOLED technology, and will sport the same 1440 x 2960 resolution as the Galaxy S8.
It will probably feature a Qualcomm chipset, namely Snapdragon 836, making its debut with the US version of the Note 8. This, however, may turn out to be false: our latest intel says Samsung’s latest phablet will be powered by the very same Snapdragon 835 found in the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Meanwhile, the international variant of the device is also said to keep the same Exynos 8895 SoC as Samsung’s current flagship pair.