OnePlus 5T with 6-inch 18:9 display, bezel-less design officially launched starting at Rs. 32,999

OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 earlier this year in June with a design similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and flagship like specifications. The OnePlus 5 is an awesome smartphone and is indeed the best Android smartphone anyone can buy today under Rs. 40,000. But, the area where OnePlus lost its points this year was in the design and the display.

2017 had brought a whole to a new experience on smartphones with the introduction of 18:9 display providing bezel-less look the device. We now have an 18:9 display ratio smartphone from many vendors already like LG, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Huawei and more.

OnePlus launched OnePlus 3T last year with minor spec update. Following the legacy, OnePlus today has officially announced the OnePlus 5T smartphone, which follows the recent trend of 18:9 display, providing a whole new front design compared to its predecessor. Other than the display, design, and secondary rear camera, rest everything inside the OnePlus 5T remains similar to the original 5.

According to OnePlus, the OnePlus 5T will be available in midnight black color variant initially. Like the OnePlus 5, the 5T will also come in two variants, one with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and the other with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The prior has been priced at the US $499 / Rs. 32,999 in India and the latter will cost US $559 / Rs. 37,999. The Indian pricing is exactly similar to the Indian launch price of the OnePlus 5. Poor OnePlus 5 owners :(

OnePlus has also revealed that there will be a flash sale of OnePlus 5T on Amazon India on November 21st with official sales starting November 28th.

Starting up with the design, the OnePlus 5T now comes with an all-screen front. The traditional OnePlus' superfast fingerprint scanner has now been moved to the rear of the device. Rest everything including ports and buttons is in the same place.

Talking of the display, OnePlus has included a 6.01-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) Optic AMOLED display of 18:9 ratio. Moving the fingerprint scanner to the rear, OnePlus has achieved 80.5% screen-to-body ratio on the OnePlus 5T. You can read detailed display spec sheet below.

Another major change inside the OnePlus 5T is the change in secondary rear camera. OnePlus has ditched the telephoto lens of the OnePlus 5 and has brought in a 20MP secondary camera with a f/1.7 aperture to provide the best low-light photography experience. This 20MP secondary camera merges four pixels into one to provide best quality low-light photo and help reduce noise and grains. OnePlus has also improved the portrait mode on the OnePlus 5T, though the device still lacks portrait selfie mode.

Some minor addition to the software includes Face Unlock feature, which according to OnePlus unlocks the OnePlus 5T in just 0.4 seconds. This feature claims to use over 100 facial features to authenticate you before unlocking.

Rest every specification remains the same as the OnePlus 5. And yes, the OnePlus 5T still lacks IP water-resistance rating and wireless charging. Why OnePlus? -_-

You can read the complete detailed specification sheet below.

OnePlus 5T Specifications

  • 6.01-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) Optic AMOLED 18:9 ratio display with DCI-P3 color coverage, 401ppi pixel density, 80.5% screen-to-body ratio, 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 2.45GHz 10nm 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU | 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat with OxygenOS (Android Oreo will arrive next month)
  • 16MP primary rear camera with dual-LED Flash, Sony IMX398 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, EIS
  • 20MP secondary rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX376K sensor, 1.0μm pixel size, 720p slow motion at 120fps, 4K video recording at 30fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX371 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size
  • 64GB / 128GB internal storage (UFS 2.1 Dual LANE)
  • 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge (Wall Adapter - 5V 4A)
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD, GPS, MIMO 2x2, GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 noise cancellation microphones, Dirac HD Sound
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor | dual-SIM (nano + nano)
  • Dimensions: 156 x 75 x 7.3mm | Weight: 162g
  • Midnight Black color