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OnePlus 5T Official: No More Optical Zoom Lens, 18:9 Display, Face Unlock

Aside from the display, nothing much has changed

OnePlus has officially taken the wraps off of the OnePlus 5T earlier today, and just like the rumors said, the new phone is more of a slight refresh than a huge spec bump. The biggest difference in the new device is the most obvious: the 5T gets a newer, taller, 18:9 display. Clocking in at 6.01-inches big the new display uses an OLED panel and sports full HD+ resolution, coming in at 1080 x 2160 pixels.

OnePlus 5Tspecs

  • 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB RAM LPDDR4X
  • 64GB/128GB of UFS 2.1 storage
  • 6.01-inch OLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 2160 x 1080 resolution
  • 16-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX398 primary rear camera, 20-megapixel  f/1.7 low-light camera, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3300mAh battery, Dash Charge

OnePlus still used an aluminum full body construction for the new phone, but because of the display they’ve had to move the fingerprint scanner from the front to the rear, and added a new face unlock feature for good measure.

The one other big change to the OnePlus 5T is the camera. Gone is the 2x optical zoom lens on the dual camera, replaced with a secondary 20-megapixel low-light camera meant for taking photos in, well, low light. Both sensors have a wide f/1.7 aperture, and OnePlus says that the phone will be able to detect when shooting conditions are too dark for the main camera, and automatically switch to the low-light snapper.

As for the other stuff, well, the OnePlus 5T is similarly decked out as the OnePlus 5 released earlier this year: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a choice of either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. Prices are a little higher of course, but not too high – the base 6GB/64GB version of the phone is slated to retail at $500 or Php 25.3K, while the 8GB/128GB model is pegged at $560, or Php 28.4K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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