The OnePlus 5 is simply three months outdated, however we’re already listening to rumors a few new machine taking its place within the lineup: the OnePlus 5T.
Cannibalizing a three-month outdated cellphone should not make sense — besides that is precisely what OnePlus did to final yr’s three, following it up proper earlier than the busy vacation spending season with the 3T (OnePlus skipped the four).
Hypothesis set in when the OnePlus 5 inventory ran dry on OnePlus web sites, the place the corporate headquarters its gross sales. Since then, picture leaks and alleged specs have begun effervescent up.
Galaxy S8 vs. OnePlus 5
Chinese language phonemaker OnePlus has rapidly made a reputation for itself undercutting conventional high-priced, marquee telephones from Apple and Samsung with cheaper Android telephones that share related specs and carry out simply as nicely. For instance, final June’s OnePlus three was highly effective sufficient to beat rival telephones just like the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 in benchmark badessments, however at a retail worth of $399 it was an absolute cut price.
OnePlus hasn’t made the 5T official; it is strictly within the rumor zone for now. However the firm has a historical past of releasing teaser posts and movies forward of an official unveiling. Till we hear what OnePlus has in retailer for us subsequent, we’ll fill you in on all of the 5T gossip.
Rumored OnePlus 5 specs
An inventory of the OnePlus 5T appeared on on-line retailer Oppomart, which proposed a handful of specs for the cellphone. Oppomart’s itemizing was tremendous sketchy and we weren’t in a position to confirm the place the data got here from. However a few of it matched earlier rumors, so it is price mentioning till we get higher data. Take this with a grain of salt:
- 6-inch display
- 2,560×1,440-pixel decision with a 18:9 facet ratio
- 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel twin rear cameras
- Snapdragon 835 processor
- 6GB/8GB of RAM
- 64GB/128GB of storage
- three,450mAh battery
It may launch as quickly as mid-November
OnePlus hasn’t copped to the 5T, so there’s clearly no official launch date but. Hypothesis of a mid-to-late November window is smart. Final yr’s OnePlus 3T was unveiled on Nov. 15.
OnePlus 5T may get thinner bezels
Assuming that the 5T is an actual factor, it may appear to be lots like different flagship telephones.
A few photos claiming to be the 5T popped up on Chinese language social community Weibo (right here and right here), displaying a tool with thinner prime and backside bezels. Consequently, it appears the fingerprint sensor — which traditionally lives proper under the display on the 5 — might be moved elsewhere, wish to the again of the machine.
And a bigger display and sharper decision
With these smaller bezels, the cellphone may additionally get an even bigger display. One rumor claims the display will improve from 5.5 to six inches. It is also mentioned that the decision could get sharper, going from 1080p with a 16:9 facet ratio to a 2K decision with a 18:9 facet ratio. This new facet ratio would make the 5T display appear lots longer, just like the Galaxy S8 or LG G6.
The upgraded display could be a welcome addition, contemplating that the OnePlus 5’s display is not all that completely different from the 3T. They’ve the identical 1080p decision and 5.5-inch dimension.
The OnePlus 5T would possibly get costlier
OnePlus’ costs have slowly crept up, with the three beginning at $399 within the US, the 3T at $439 and 5 at $479. So it would not be uncommon for a OnePlus 5T to value about $500 and even $550. In any case, the 128GB storage model of the OnePlus 5 already prices $539.
Oppomart’s unverified itemizing referred to as the 5T’s beginning worth at $549. The next OnePlus worth would nonetheless maintain tempo with skyrocketing smartphone costs. For instance, Apple’s iPhone X, which matches on sale Nov. three, begins at $1,00zero.
It would not get a quicker processor
One of many issues that made the OnePlus 3T a step up from the three was its quicker processor. The three launched with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chip, then the 3T launched with the Snapdragon 821, and the 5 with the 835.
However now OnePlus is caught up, so the 5T could find yourself with the identical processor because the 5, which carried out nicely in CNET’s lab and real-world badessments. (Perhaps too nicely; OnePlus was accused of juicing its scores.) It is potential the 5T may enhance below the hood in different methods.
What about waterproofing and wi-fi charging?
The OnePlus 5 does not have both, however most high-end telephones are waterproof and a few midrange and entry-level units are, too. Leaving these fashionable options out actually helps reduce prices. However, waterproofing is particularly nudging its strategy to changing into commonplace. If the 5T does not have it, it is a truthful wager the OnePlus 6 will.
Will it maintain the headphone jack?
An endangered species as of late, the OnePlus 5T might be one of many few remaining high-end holdouts. Phonemakers cite with the ability to create thinner cellphone our bodies and help for USB-C as the explanation why they let the divisive headphone jack go.
Or will we dive straight into OnePlus 6?
Whether or not the 5T will occur or not remains to be to be seen.
An older rumor says that OnePlus could skip the 5T fully in favor of the OnePlus 6 (however newer rumors contradict the declare). OnePlus’ secondary T cycle is a bit unpredictable as a result of final yr was the primary time it occurred, however OnePlus’ annual numbered releases have a bit bit extra of a observe report. This rumor claims that you can nonetheless count on OnePlus to launch the OnePlus 6 in 2018. If it did, we might count on a January or March unveiling, which traces up with two main business commerce reveals: CES and MWC.
We’ll pile on with extra rumors and leaked photos as they trickle in.