Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has officially confirmed the existence of the next iteration of its flagship handset OnePlus 5. In an official blog post, the company’s chief executive officer and co-founder Pete Lau explained why OnePlus decided to retain the 3.5mm audio jack in its upcoming flagship smartphone.
Though the blog post did not mention an official release date or specifications for the device, it is expected that the next iteration of the OnePlus device will sport a 6-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED screen in 18:9 aspect ratio and would be unveiled sometime in November.
Recently, In a photo post uploaded on Twitter by Evan Blass, a famous tipster known for sharing inside information in the technology space, the upper front side of the still unconfirmed OnePlus 5T was revealed. Based on the image, it can be assumed that the phone will have superslim bezels on sides and marginally slim bezels.
Top-half of OnePlus 5T (2.5t? Ha). pic.twitter.com/pmfhdQSgWQ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 30, 2017
Based on earlier reports, the OnePlus 5T is also believed to have a big 6-inch Optic AMOLED screen of the 18:9 aspect ratio format with FHD+ resolution. Just like other smartphones with ultra-wide screens, the OnePlus 5T is reported to sport a fingerprint scanner on the back that will allow the phone to accommodate a big screen on the front with small bezels.
Recently, online technology information portal Android Authority released OnePlus 5T’s purported picture render showing the phone from an angle revealing an almost similar build and a new wide screen and no fingerprint scanner on the front.
OnePlus 5T Photo: Android Authority
The smartphone’s benchmark report on Antutu hints at the specification of the upcoming device. According to the benchmark report, the OnePlus 5T might not see major changes and is reported to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. However, the report also hints that the new phone would sport an upgraded dual camera set-up with 20-megapixel lenses powering both the sensors this time, instead of the 20+16 MP setup in the OnePlus 5. Also, with a 6-inch screen in 18:9 aspect ratio, the resolution will take a bump to FHD+ and the phone will house a bigger battery than its predecessor.
OnePlus 5T Antutu benchmark report Photo: GizmoChina
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had on October 25 tweeted an image of the soon-to-be launched OnePlus 5T. Before the launch of OnePlus 5 also, the company’s CEO used the same method to highlight the imaging prowess of the smartphone’s camera.
The upcoming smartphone is believed to carry a $549 price tag, according to third-party e-store Oppomart. The store listed the OnePlus 5T on its portal and also put it on pre-orders with shipping date marked as the end of November.