There have been some leaks over the past few weeks when it comes to OnePlus's latest flagship, but it still hasn't killed any excitement. At the company's event in New York today, OnePlus has officially unveiled its latest phone, the OnePlus 5T. Featuring super modern slimmed-down bezels in an extended 18:9 display (with a new "Sunlight Display" feature), improved low-light camera performance, and a new Face Unlock feature, all starting at $499.
Overall the new OnePlus 5T, as the name would suggest, is quite similar to the OnePlus 5.
|Camera||Dual rear cameras (16MP f/1.7, 20MP f/1.7), 16MP front camera|
|Display||6-inch 1080x2160 AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 5|
|Software||OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions||156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm|
|Weight||5.7 ounces (162 g)|
|Ports||USB 2.0 Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||3,300mAh, 5V 4A Dash charging|
The only real differences are a new taller display with narrower bezels and rounded corners, some tweaks to the rear camera configuration, and a relocation for the fingerprint sensor to the back of the phone. Apart from that, it's mostly the same as the T-less model. And that's not a bad thing, the OnePlus 5 was a great phone, earning our "Most Wanted" honorific.
The 5T might not be a huge step up over the 5, but it packs the latest flagship specs into an affordable package. The only potential downsides are the loss of the capacitive buttons on the front, if you're into that sort of thing. The 5T's smaller bezels probably weren't able to accommodate hardware keys, so anyone interested in grabbing this new model will have to learn to love software navigation keys.
The primary camera on the 5T is the same module that the earlier OnePlus 5 had, but the secondary camera has been changed. Gone is the zoomed-in setup, replaced with a low-light optimized sensor. Its f/1.7 aperture and "Intelligent Pixel Technology," which averages 4 pixels into one, should help capture light in darker environments.
Software should be mostly the same as the OnePlus 5. The only significant difference we noticed is the inclusion of a new Face Unlock system. Apart from that, it's the same Oxygen OS you've known and loved.
The 5T is available in both 64GB and 128GB SKUs starting on November 21st, with prices starting at $499.
Presenting the OnePlus 5T – A New View
6” Full Optic AMOLED Display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and dual camera deliver immersive viewing experience and enhanced low-light performance in sleek flagship smartphone
New York – November 16, 2017 – OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 5T, its latest premium flagship device. The OnePlus 5T is the company's most competitive product to date, offering key hardware and software updates inspired by the active OnePlus community, including a higher resolution, 18:9 display, enhanced low-light camera performance, and numerous new software features.
"We love nothing more than offering our community the latest and greatest technology and a user experience to beat expectations," said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. "Once again, we’ve worked hard to refine every last detail.”
The OnePlus 5T marks the introduction of a 6-inch Full Optic AMOLED Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio to deliver a more immersive viewing experience, all while keeping a form factor similar to that of the OnePlus 5. Thanks to the built-in software algorithm, the OnePlus 5T's Full Optic AMOLED display features a new Sunlight Display that adapts automatically to harsh light to facilitate a great viewing experience. In addition to enhancing the visual appearance of the device, the larger display helps to improve the overall user experience. Users can calibrate their screens based on their viewing preferences across four different modes, including default, sRGB, DCI-P3 and adaptive.
To ensure the OnePlus 5T’s seamless front design, OnePlus moved its famously fast ceramic fingerprint sensor, which unlocks the phone in under 0.2 seconds, to the back of the device. The seamless aluminum unibody of the OnePlus 5T is both functionally and visually slim, creating a phone that is not only comfortable to hold but extremely durable. Designed with painstaking attention to detail, the OnePlus 5T continues OnePlus design's proud tradition of refinement and total cohesion.
Dual Camera with Enhanced Low-light Performance
The OnePlus 5T comes with key improvements that enhance camera performance in low-light. The OnePlus 5T features the same main camera as that of the OnePlus 5, but boasts an improved secondary camera equipped with a large f/1.7 aperture for superior low light photography. With Intelligent Pixel Technology, the OnePlus 5T's secondary camera merges four pixels into one, reducing noise in low-light environments and enhancing clarity.
Additional software improvements have also been added to Portrait Mode to improve noise reduction. This is accomplished through new multi-frame algorithms that compare different frames of the same scene to filter out inconsistencies and improve the overall clarity of portraits.
Android Refined – OxygenOS
OnePlus’ operating system, OxygenOS, offers a refined Android experience that is faster, cleaner and more customizable than other Android experiences. OxygenOS’ new platform enables a more streamlined software development process, resulting in faster, more consistent updates guided largely by user feedback. Newly added to OxygenOS is Face Unlock, which allows OnePlus users to unlock their phone just by looking at their device. One of the fastest on the Android market, Face Unlock uses over 100 identifiers to unlock the OnePlus 5T.
Similar to its approach to hardware, OnePlus' approach to software is centered around an experience that is refined, efficient and minimalistic. New features are vetted by OnePlus users through channels like the OxygenOS Beta Program and only added once OnePlus is confident the features can improve the way users use their phone.
A Day’s Power in Half an Hour
First introduced with the OnePlus 3, Dash Charge is one of the fastest charging solutions on the global market and a favorite feature amongst OnePlus users. A quick half-hour charge gives the OnePlus 5T enough power for the day. By carrying more current and shifting the power management from the handset to the adapter to keep the phone cooler during charging, Dash Charge can continue to fast charge the OnePlus 5T even while using GPS or playing graphically intensive games.
The OnePlus 5T offers a smooth experience through a combination of powerful hardware and intelligent software that works seamlessly together. With up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the OnePlus 5T can run a large number of apps in the background without a single second of lag, allowing users to switch between apps with ease. The OnePlus 5T's dual-lane storage, based on UFS 2.1, ensures faster app loading and read/write speeds.
The OnePlus 5T takes advantage of one of the most powerful and energy efficient platforms on the market, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835. The Adreno 540 GPU boosts graphical performance, so users can play demanding games smoother than ever before.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus 5T in both the 64 GB and 128 GB (Midnight Black version) storage options will be available on OnePlus.net in the United States and in Europe on November 21st starting from USD 499 / EUR 499 / GBP 449.
For more information, please see the OnePlus 5T product page: http://oneplus.net/5t
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