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OnePlus 5T is Now Official: Features Snapdragon 835, ‘Face Unlock’, Different Dual Rear Camera And More

After resting in the rumor mill for months, OnePlus has finally revealed the latest iteration of its flagship smartphone. To give you guys a clearer perspective, OnePlus released the OnePlus 5 back in June of this year. However, it did not seem to have adopted several standardized aspects that the industry was following. So months later, the company comes up with the OnePlus 5T, which retains a lot of the features from the OnePlus 5 while adding new ones to the table as well.

One Plus 5T Announced With A new Display, Improved Cameras, Specs And much More

While the OnePlus 5T is a sequel to the previous iteration, it packs all of this year’s upgrades. The upgrades come in almost all of the major departments of the smartphone including the look and feel of the device as well. While at the back is where things are mostly kept similar to its predecessor, it’s really interesting what’s going on at the front. In terms of build and build quality, you won’t notice that much of a big difference.

An Enlarged Display With Enhanced Functionality

As to begin with, the biggest upgrade on the OnePlus 5T is the display and the tech underneath. The device now houses a 6-inch edge to edge OLED panel which is reminiscent of other flagship smartphones of the year. It features an 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2160×1080. Even though the resolution is kept the same, having it on a bigger display is definitely a plus.

The display features a unique feature which allows it to automatically adjust according to the ambient light and the app running. To put it in a simple way, it delivers functionality more or less the same way Apple’s True Tone display works. Nonetheless, if you’re playing a game, the color calibration will be different than when you are watching videos. The cool slider located at the top left allows you to control notifications without an issue.

Since the display has been enlarged housing in more or less the same form factor, the fingerprint sensor has now been shifted to the rear. For what we can see, the fingerprint sensor is placed just right, above the middle portion of the rear side of the device.

Faster Unlock Faster Than Face ID?

Moreover, the OnePlus 5 now ships with a new feature called ‘Face Unlock’. As the term suggests, Face Unlock basically allows you to unlock your device using facial recognition. If words to be taken, it is pretty fast, faster than Apple’s Face ID even on the iPhone X. So you can unlock your device using your face when the device is resting on a flat surface.

Dual Camera Shooters, Both With f/1.7 Aperture

In the camera department, the OnePlus 5T now features improved dual lens. Even though the hardware is pretty much the same, changes are part of the second sensor that features an aperture of f/1.7 for a better low light performance. In addition to this, the Pixel size also plays an important part. However, the company has done away with the telephoto lens. The primary shooter is a 16MP lens with f/1.7 and the secondary shooter is a 20MP shooter with the same aperture. The company is said to have introduced technology that combined four pixels into one. This will ultimately reduce the news part of the photo.

Under The Hood Specs

Now, if you have made it this far, let’s see what’s packed under the hood. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 coupled with either 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. The processor feature eight custom Kryo 280 cores which are based on the ARM’s Cortex A72 aesthetics. This is a pretty hardcore for an Android smartphone. since the OnePlus 5 was one of the fastest Android smartphones to date, OnePlus 5T is likely to follow or top it off.

As to conclude, OnePlus 5 was a great smartphone and now that the latest and greatest OnePlus 5T has arrived, it will be one the top smartphones of the year. So coming to the end, what about the pricing of the device?

Flagship Killer Pricing

OnePlus has always marketed itself as a flagship killer company and keeps the price to reflect its motives. The OnePlus 5T starts at $499 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM model while the higher end model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB ROM comes at a price of $559. So the pricing model has been kept the same to some extent which is definitely a good thing for users.

We will let you know more details on the scenario, later on, so do stay tuned for more.

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