Just the wait of a week and India will witness the official launch of the OnePlus 5T, the upcoming flagship from the stable of China-based smartphone maker OnePlus. A lot of speculations are afloat regarding the price and specifications of this new flagship device. So, let’s take a deeper gaze into the various aspects of this latest innovation, speculated to be unveiled on November 16 New York.
In a recent tweet, OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau have hinted about the price of this flagship device which might cost more than its predecessor OnePlus 5. This tweet regarding the rise in the price came up after some reports that the company was planning to price the new flagship at the same level as the previous one.
Now talking about other features, this OnePlus 5T is also going to skip the wireless charging feature, in all probability as the company believes its proprietary Dash Charge technology to be much better. On November 8, OnePlus Global Director and co-founder Carl Pei had shared a blog post regarding this, explaining why the upcoming flagship was better off without the wireless charging feature.
Cost of smartphone components is rising, but phones are also getting better. OnePlus users will appreciate what’s coming.
— Pete Lau (@petelau2007) November 8, 2017
With this, also in a previous blog post using the company’s official forum, Pete Lau gave an explanation regarding the retaining of the 3.5mm audio jack in its upcoming flagship smartphone. The audio jack and no wireless charging are the only things confirmed about the upcoming device.
Other features might sport a 6-inch Optic AMOLED screen in the 18:9 aspect ratio with FHD+ resolution. Needs no mentioning but just like any other smartphones with ultra-wide screens, the OnePlus 5T is reported to sport a fingerprint scanner on the back to allow the phone to accommodate a big screen on the front with small bezels.
As per a benchmark report, the OnePlus 5T might not see major changes and is reported to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. However, the report also hints that the new phone would sport an upgraded dual camera set-up with 20-megapixel lenses powering both the sensors this time, instead of the 20+16 MP setup in the OnePlus 5.
If rumors are to be taken true then this flagship phone is available in India with a starting price of Rs. 32,999. In addition, the Chinese company would also announce a price cut on the OnePlus 5 to make space for the new offering.
Lastly, even if being a concept, recently, in a photo post uploaded on Twitter by Evan Blass, a famous tipster known for sharing inside information from technology space, the upper front side of the still unconfirmed OnePlus 5T was revealed.
Top-half of OnePlus 5T (2.5t? Ha). pic.twitter.com/pmfhdQSgWQ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 30, 2017