When the OnePlus 5 was released earlier this year, it really took the market by storm. With flagship specs and a price point that is hundreds of dollars less than any of the main flagship smartphones, from the likes of Samsung, Google and Apple, it really turned out to be one of the best smartphones of 2017, even with the limited design of large bezels on the front.
In keeping with last year, where OnePlus unveiled the 3 and then the 3T months onwards, rumors are starting to circulate regarding OnePlus’s next flagship smartphone: the OnePlus 5T. Here are all of the latest rumors for the next iteration of a flagship smartphone from OnePlus.
Internals the Same (just)
The internal specs of the OnePlus 5T will, near enough, be the same as the previous OnePlus 5. This includes:
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 6GB or 8GB of RAM
- 64GB or 128GB of internal storage
- A slightly larger battery at 3,450mAh (50mAh larger)
Outside Poses the Biggest Changes
OnePlus made no secret of the fact that they wished they had the time and technology to have made the OnePlus 5 a bezeless phone. However, it was never feasbile for the small Chinese company to do this.
With the OnePlus 5T, the rumors have it that it will have shrinked bezels, front and top, with the fingerprint scanner moving to the read or the smartphone. With this, the screen will increase in size to 6 inches, with a 2,560×1440 pixel resolution at an aspect ratio of 18:9.
As well as this, the cameras should get an upgrade to, featuring a new 16 megapixel and 20 megapixel dual rear cameras.
In keeping with OnePlus from last year, we could expect to see the OnePlus 5 as early as the 1st of November. If this does not happen, the smartphone would most likely be released sometime in November time, to take advantage of the Christmas holiday season.
OnePlus 5T Rumors Verdict
If these rumors turns out to be true, this might just be the smartphone OnePlus wished they could have released months ago.
The main change comes with the increased screen and smaller bezels, in keeping with how 2017 smartphones are starting to look. However, as with a larger and more pixel dense screen, the battery life of the OnePlus 5T might be affected, even with the 50mAh increase to the battery size. Only testing of the device will make clear if battery life is better or worse.
Either way, it is looking to be a good smartphone. However, for many OnePlus users, the fact they have a fingerprint sensor on the front can sometimes be better than having smaller bezels and the sensor on the back. Are OnePlus addressing the smartphone market as a whole or their loyal fans? I am not sure yet, but it will be interesting how the public reacts to the next installment of smartphone from OnePlus.