OnePlus 5T has just been officially revealed and it seems it will launch with something many of its rivals have decided to ditch. In a post on the firm’s community blog, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, has confirmed the new phone will be called the 5T.
Along with confirming the name, Mr Lau also revealed that the OnePlus 5 will launch with a very useful feature – the headphone port.
Another possibility, we already know that OnePlus is owned by BBK Electronics, a major Chinese technology manufacturer that also owns smartphone maker Oppo. So it should come as no surprise that certain OnePlus and Oppo phones may share a similar design.
Above image of the upcoming OnePlus 5T, which is expected to be announced later this month, was leaked earlier this week, and it bears a very close resemblance to the Oppo R11S, which was unveiled this week.
So if you’re wondering what the upcoming OnePlus 5T would look like, there’s your answer. Hopefully one of these days OnePlus and Oppo won’t have to share a design language and can build distinct devices, but that time isn’t here just yet.
Earlier, Another OnePlus 5T teaser was revealed by the Chinese phone maker this weekend, with the company taking to Twitter to share the image seen below. The teaser shows the OnePlus 5 covering what’s believed to be the OnePlus 5T, with the firm clearly hinting at that possibility by calling the image “5Tacked” and having a long history of teasing its upcoming products in an identical manner.
While the teaser doesn’t reveal much about the actual look of the OnePlus 5T, it does appear to confirm that the upcoming handset will have a physical footprint that’s extremely similar to that of its predecessor. Along with the headphone port another standout feature of the OnePlus 5T is widely-tipped to be an all-new edge-to-edge display.
According to the latest leaks, OnePlus will shave the bezels around the screen in a bid to keep up with the competition. Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Samsung have all released phones recently which feature edge-to-edge screens and OnePlus won’t want to fall too far behind.
OnePlus looks set to use a six-inch display with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. According to a leaked presentation slide, OnePlus will highlight this new design with the tagline “Larger Display. Same Footprint.”
Apart from the difference in screen sizes and formats, the OnePlus 5 and 5T should be mostly identical, with the OnePlus 5T only providing an upgrade over its predecessor in the front-facing camera department, according to a recent benchmark listing.
The OnePlus 5T is likely to be offered in two variants, the most affordable one of which will feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, whereas the more expensive model should boast twice the flash memory and 8GB of RAM. Neither is likely to have a microSD card slot, though both are believed to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The flagship series is likely to start at $479, i.e. feature the same pricing attached to the OnePlus 5 lineup. If the leaked information is accurate, it’s possible the OnePlus 5T will be available to buy at end of November or early December.