OnePlus has just launched their newest flagship the OnePlus 5T which is making OnePlus 5 users look a little foolish. OnePlus 5T comes just after six months from the launch of the OnePlus 5 smartphone which is very little breathing space for the last flagship users. We saw the same with the launch of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones last year and the Chinese company seems to have adopted a six month period of launching new flagships.
Unlike last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T which didn’t have much difference between them. The OnePlus 5T is a completely evolved beast compared to the OnePlus 5. Now without further ado, let’s get into comparing the two phones.
One of the positives that OnePlus 3 users had when the OnePlus 3T was launched, was that the phones looked identical, but that is not the case with 5 and 5T. OnePlus 5T sports a 6-inch display in the ratio of 18:9 that covers almost entirely the front of the phone with a slight forehead and chin. The phone is ever so slightly bigger while sporting a much larger screen than the 5.5-inch OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5T is heavier than the 153 grams OnePlus 5 by 9 grams as well.
OnePlus has moved the fingerprint scanner to the back on the 5T which the company admits having done reluctantly. The fingerprint scanner is now housed just above the OnePlus logo on the back of the phone which makes it easy to reach with the index finger. Apart from this, the rest remains the same as the OnePlus 5 with the aluminium frame covering the rest of the phone.
The internals of the phones are pretty much the same as the predecessor and there are a few new things that have been updated. Honestly speaking, the OnePlus 5 already had the best specifications that compare to most of the other flagships in the world. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with the same options for 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage.
The battery also remains the same at 3300 mAh which might be a concern because the OnePlus 5T sports a larger display than the OnePlus 5. But the biggest difference in the hardware is probably the new sensor in the dual-camera system on the rear. The OnePlus 5 rocks a dual camera setup on the rear where one the cameras is a wider f/1.7 aperture lens with a 16 MP sensor and a f/2.6 aperture lens with a 20MP sensor for zoom capabilities.
But this time around OnePlus changed the zoom lens to a f/1.7 aperture lens with a 20MP sensor to boost low light capabilities. OnePlus is now using a technology called the Intelligent Pixel Technology which is going to look for light signatures of under 10nits and will switch to the secondary lens. This lens will then combine four pixels to gather more light and create a brighter image.
The front camera remains the same and OnePlus stresses the fact that they have retained the headphone socket on the phone.
There are some important new features that OnePlus has added to make the OnePlus 5T compete better with the flagships out there. And the most important among them is Face Recognition. OnePlus is going the Apple way and introduced a facial recognition software on the 5T which can recognize faces in flat 0.4 seconds. OnePlus 5T retains the Fast Charging capabilities and will feature Oxygen OS 4.7 during launch.
The OnePlus 5T is priced at $499 or Rs 32,999 for the 64GB variant and $559 or Rs 37,999 for the 128GB variant. The phone will come in Midnight Black colour and will be available for purchase from November 21.