Today, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5T, the bigger sibling to the OnePlus 5. It's similiar in a lot of ways, but greatly upgraded in others. The biggest change, both literally and figuratively, is the new 6-inch OLED display. Both Vlad Savov and Dan Seifert over at The Verge were particularly impressed that OnePlus managed to implement a screen that's half-an-inch bigger than its predecessor's screen while the phone itself is still roughly the same size. They've managed to accomplish this by shrinking the bezels on all sides. It's a gorgeous screen - 18:9 aspect ration, 1080 x 2160 resolution, and 401 ppi - that's earning praise from all around.

Another significant change from the OnePlus 5 is the removal of the telephoto lens from the dual-camera setup on the back of the phone. It's been replaced with a standard lens with a brighter aperture. According to OnePlus, the lens swap was done to address issues with the previous phone's ability to take pictures in low-light situations. The brighter aperture should make for brighter pictures.

Then there's the fingerprint sensor, which has been moved from the front of the phone to the rear, right above the OnePlus logo. According to initial impressions, it's just as easy to hit as before, if not easier, and is still a quick and secure way to lock and unlock your phone. There is face-recognizing techology in there to give you an alternate unlock method, and while it's nowhere near as complex as Apple's Face ID, it still works pretty good.

With that stuff out of the way, the phone is pretty similar to the OnePlus, especially in design. With the phone, you'll get a Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 graphics, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage or 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, two SIM slots, and a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge fast-charging tech. Oh, and the OnePlus 5T has a headphone jack. Gasp.


Check out hands-on videos from The Verge and Tech Radar below to get a good visual tour of the new phone. It goes on sale in Europe, India, and the United States on November 21st, priced at €499, ₹32,999, and $499, respectively.

Pin It on Pinterest

More in News
Fossil Q Control Android Wear Smartwatch Wants to Be Touched

Yes, Android Wear smartwatches are still a thing, even if not too many people are terribly interested in them anymore....

Alexa Arrives in Canada with Echo Devices

Well, it's about time, wouldn't you say? We're already lucky enough to have Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri in our...

Close