Is it worthy of a midcycle upgrade?
Just last weekend, the OnePlus 5T was officially announced to the public (you can watch the event at the link above). The midcycle release isn’t just a minor upgrade, but places the smartphone at par with the current ones available at the market.
Rather than just a beefed up version of the OnePlus 5, the 5T also maxes out specs and other features that makes it a true flagship killer – if you think it’s still worthy of that title.
Here are the top 5 things we love about the new OnePlus 5T:
The screen – OnePlus finally gave a high resolution ‘optic AMOLED’ screen that also comes in an 18:9 aspect ratio. The upgraded 2160 x 1080 resolution packs more pixels in its 6.01-inch frame. Did we mention it’s bezeless?
The camera – The OnePlus 5 already has dual cameras, but the 5T refined its camera optics to bring even better pictures. You now have a better 20-megapixel shooter with f/1.7 aperture partnered with another 16-megapixel sensor with the same f/1.7 aperture. These camera optics should make your images look better even in low light conditions.
The internal specs – A Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 64 or 128 GB of storage, what other specifications could you ask for? That basically puts the OnePlus 5T in the same caliber as current flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the HTC U11.
Face Unlock – Of course the iPhone X won’t be the only one utilizing the technology. Since the all-screen design means that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back (at least they didn’t remove it), Face Unlock is a new way of unlocking the smartphone. If you see the demos, it works relatively faster than the iPhone X’s Face ID.
The operating system – The OnePlus 5T comes with the latest version of the company’s own Oxygen OS based off Android 7.1.1 Nougat. We already love the stock-like design and performance on the OnePlus devices, the Oxygen OS adds more options to it that make it more customizable. While you were expecting it to come with Android Oreo, worry not since they’re launching a beta program next month with a final release in early 2018.
No word yet as to when the OnePlus 5T is coming to the Middle East, but seeing that it has a growing fan base here in the region that time might come sooner than we think.