Current OnePlus 5 users might cringe at this piece of information, but a variant of the flagship is speedily nearing its expected launch in the coming days. Likely to be called the OnePlus 5T, the phone is expected to bring a number of improvements over the OnePlus 5, while keeping a lot of features intact. Here’s a look at what all could be new in the OnePlus 5T when it is released next month.. Also Read - Poco F3 GT 5G vs OnePlus Nord 5G: Which one should you buy?
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The biggest difference between the existing OnePlus 5 and the purported OnePlus 5T is expected to be in terms of design. OnePlus 5 features a rather regular design language, but the 5T is likely to hop on to the bezel-less display brigade and pack a screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Interestingly, in some leaked images, the OnePlus 5T appears to flaunt an edge-to-edge display, but in the latest Oppo Mart listing, the side bezels, although narrow, are still visible. Also Read - OnePlus plans adding optimised mode toggle following OnePlus 9 performance controversy
In addition to the bezel-less display, the size of the screen is also likely to receive a bump. The OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display, the upcoming variant is likely to go a step further and pack a 6-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution. Hence, unlike the predecessors OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, if the OnePlus 5T does arrive, there will be a visible difference in the way it looks.
Given the bezel-less design, the fingerprint sensor is likely to be repositioned to the back of the phone. The repositioning will evidently help OnePlus reduce the top and bottom bezels on the 5T. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5T leaked render reveals edge-to-edge display, rear fingerprint sensor
OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are unlikely to differ when it comes to their innards. The current model is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The OnePlus 5T, in all likelihood, will include the same chipset and offer the same memory and storage options. RELATED: OnePlus 5 Long Term Review: Still feeling the power
Another aspect where the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T remain identical is the camera. As per the latest listing, the OnePlus 5T will continue featuring the dual-camera module as seen on the OnePlus 5 with a combination of 20-megapixel f/1.7 aperture Sony IMX398 sensor and 16-megapixel f/2.6 aperture Sony IMX350 sensor. Up front, will be a 16-megapixel f/1.6 aperture Sony IMX371 sensor. However, contradicting this is the phone’s benchmark listing, where it is mentioned as one featuring a 20-megapixel camera module. Now the listing on AnTuTu does not specify if it is a dual-camera module with increased megapixel count or indicates same megapixels for the front and back cameras. RELATED: OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs HTC U11: Blind camera comparison
Battery & OS
Another important feature, the battery is likely to receive a slight bump. The OnePlus 5T is speculated to pack a 3,450mAh battery with support for Dash Charging. The OnePlus 5, in comparison, bundles a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charging. Although it appears like a minor change on paper, it could translate into a visible improvement in real-time usage. RELATED: OnePlus 5 Battery Review: Surprisingly efficient for a flagship phone
Lastly, the OnePlus 5T is likely to run the newer Android Oreo 8.0 out-of-the-box with the latest OxygenOS version layered above. The OnePlus 5 runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box. But, if latest reports are anything to go by, then the OnePlus 5T will also continue to run the older Android version when it ships, but will soon receive the latest software when the company rolls it out.