OnePlus 5T Launch: 'Flagship Killer' Goes Full Screen

Allan Goodman
November 18, 2017

OnePlus is quite keen to talk up the 5T's improved camera credentials, too. The flagship is priced at $499 for 64GB and $559 for 128GB. The phone keeps the same performance specs as the OG 5, which means you still get Snapdragon 835, 6/8GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. "It'll be hard to fool with either a photo or a video, but it's only 2D not 3D [like Apple's Face ID], which means it's a feature designed for convenience, for those that are happy to trade a little bit of security for convenience, of which there are many".

The new OnePlus 5T comes with two rear cameras one comes with a 16 megapixel sensor and the other comes with a 20 megapixel sensor.

As opposed to the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T sports the fingerprint sensor at the rear. Both sport full-screen designs, both offer dual camera setups and, although Apple claims its offering is the most accurate, both feature face-scanning technology.

The same experienced kernel code diggers that discovered the apparent root cause of the weird OnePlus 5 issue are now confident display orientation has gone back to normal for the 5T.

The OnePlus 5 alone managed to carve out a 24.75% share in the premium smartphone category, and a price cut would make the device a much more enticing option for buyers.

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The knock-on effect of this move is that the phone no longer has capacitive buttons for home and recent apps on the front of the phone below the screen.

Inside, the OnePlus 5T is identical to its forebear and I would expect it to produce near-identical benchmark results. However, low light conditions may make the Face ID a drag as compared to finger print scanners, but that nowhere takes away from the fact that Face ID is the future in terms of technology.

This also puts the spotlight back on the Google Pixel 2 XL, a phone that is going through a tough time because of its OLED screen woes. incidentally, the Pixel 2 XL also has a 6-inch screen with same 18:9 aspect ratio.

While the phone has been launched with Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box, the OnePlus 5T runs OxygenOS 4.7.0, which is an improvement over OxygenOS 4.5 on the OnePlus 5.

In comparison, the iPhone X also offers a dual camera set-up which features optical zoom. On the left side near the top, you also get OnePlus's signature mute slider, which kicks the phone into Do Not Disturb mode. It packs a 3,300 mAh battery with Dash Charge.

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