OnePlus 5T Hands-on Images Leaked Ahead of the Actual Launch

OnePlus 5T Hands-on Images Leaked Ahead of the Actual Launch

OnePlus is less than a week away from launching their new flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 5T and the device has been leaked in its full glory. This time it is not some computer generated renders or online product listings, but the full hands-on images of the upcoming handset along with the packaging and reviewers guide. There is a lot of hype around the OnePlus 5T, as its predecessor – OnePlus 5, not only offers excellent value for money but also is one of the best performing smartphones in 2017.

OnePlus 5T device

If you didn’t know the OnePlus 5T will be launched on November 16th at an event held in Brooklyn, New York. Check out the link below to know more about the launch and Indian availability.

OnePlus 5T is releasing on November 16, will arrive in India on Nov 28

The images were posted on ZDNet’s German website. It was actually a misunderstanding as they were supposed to post pictures only after the device gets announced. But, since they haven’t received any embargo details from the company, they went on with posting the unboxing and hands-on images on their website. Later, the image gallery has been withdrawn by ZDNet themselves on request of OnePlus.

The handset looks quite in-line with previous renders. The only difference I could spot is the circular fingerprint scanner located on the rear side, above the OnePlus logo. For instance, previously leaked renders showed a square-shaped fingerprint scanner. OnePlus 5T, as claimed by the manufacturer, has a similar footprint as the OnePlus 5. It is a tiny bit taller than its predecessor which is noticeable only when both devices are placed side-by-side.

The OnePlus 5T comes in a pretty standard OnePlus packaging. Apart from the handset, there is the usual red colored USB Type-C cable and Dash charger (which is humongous by the way) inside the box.
As far as specifications are concerned, the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage. The screen, which is the highlighting factor is a 6.01 inch 1080 x 2160 AMOLED panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus brings what they call Sunlight display on 5T, which adjust the screen parameters like contrast depending upon various scenarios like using the camera, scrolling through the gallery, recording a video or gaming.
OnePlus 5T
Due to the taller display, OnePlus would do away with the capacitive navigation buttons and go with on-screen ones. The device would also feature a 16MP+20MP rear dual camera setup along with a 16MP front camera. At first look, the camera setup seems to be the same as OnePlus 5, but the secondary camera on the upcoming OnePlus 5T might feature f/1.7 aperture just like recently launched Oppo R11. It is, in fact, a nice move as the wider aperture not only improves zoomed in shots but also the portrait mode shots which happens to use the secondary camera. This is a feature even flagship devices don’t have as of now and we are really looking forward to testing out the camera capabilities of OnePlus 5T.

The battery capacity remains unchanged at 3300mAh and it would definitely come bundled with OnePlus Dash Charger, which is by far the fastest charging solution out there. 

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T is also expected to come with all possible sensors and connectivity options that we expect from a flagship smartphone.

From the available specifications, OnePlus 5T doesn’t appear to be a necessary upgrade from OnePlus 5. In fact, it is very much similar to its predecessor apart from the display and minor modifications in design. You can also check out our final thoughts on OnePlus 5T here.

At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if OnePlus launch the 5T at the same price as that of OnePlus 5 since not a lot has changed. If so, it wouldn’t be a good news especially for those who bought the OnePlus 5 recently. Either way, we have to wait until OnePlus reveals the official pricing.
OnePlus 5T Portrait mode
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