OnePlus 5T revealed with 6.01-inch display, new camera system and might cost around RM2388
Some of you already know about the OnePlus 5T, well, we are still going to talk about it anyway. The device was just launched last Friday and it sure looks different from the OnePlus 5. Not only it looks different, but internal hardware is much improved as well such as the full frontal display in 18:9 aspect ratio, a new camera system, facial recognition and others. But first, let's check out the tech-specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB ROM
- 6.01-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display
- Dual 16MP (wide-angle lens, f/1.7) + 20MP (f/1.7) | 16MP front camera (f/2.0)
- Features Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Dash Charging, aptX HD, USB 2.0 Type-C
- Supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC
- Android 7.0 Nougat based on OxygenOS
- 3300mAh battery
Obviously, the biggest change about the phone is the display. It makes sense as the smartphone industry is adapting fast to this trend and OnePlus did a pretty good job there, integrating a 6.01-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED display, that's covering 80.5% on the front but despite that, it's not a Quad HD display as most smartphone manufacturers have done already, but at least it's using Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and comes with DCI-P3 colour optimisation.
Next, there is a slight change in the dual camera. The secondary telephoto sensor is now 20MP which is great, besides that, OnePlus also integrated an "Intelligent Pixel Technology". The technology is basically designed to take in enough light in low-light photography, eliminating more noise than the OnePlus 5, so that's nice and definitely an improvement there. On the other hand, the Face Unlock feature is also on board and does what it does best - unlocking the phone with your facial recognition. Nothing as complicated as the Face ID, though, so it can't be used for purchasing items online.
Lastly, it should be noted that its OxygenOS is still on Android Nougat, so we can expect an Android Oreo to come soon in early 2018. Speaking of OxygenOS, OxygenOS 5.0 update has started rolling out to OnePlus 3 and 3T devices as promised. Some of the updates include an updated security patch, new app folder design, smart text selection and much more. The update is now available to download over-the-air (OTA) in settings.
No word on when it will be available in Malaysia yet, but estimated cost might be ~RM2075 (6GB model) and ~RM2325 (8GB model) which is around the same as the OnePlus 5. Stay tuned for more OnePlus news at TechNave.com.