Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration

Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration
So, the OnePlus 5 is gone — you can no longer buy it. What? Why? Well, that's a bit of a mystery. Less than a year after releasing its latest “flagship killer”, OnePlus claims that they are all out of phone units.

Obviously, this is stirring up speculation that we are about to see a OnePlus 5T — a slightly updated phone, just like what the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3 last year. And OnePlus being inexplicably vague and stirring controversy is kind of the go-to move when the company is prepping up a marketing campaign. It's a company built on user curiosity, word of mouth, and the first adopter's spirit and it still respects its origins.

So, all that said, we have no confirmation or official hint at a OnePlus 5T, but the rumor mill is doing what the rumor mill does — spoiling surprises. For some time now, it has been heavily implied that the refreshed “flagship killer” is coming soon — probably sometime in November — and that it would adopt the “modern” screen ratio of 18:9 for a more bezel-less look and an elongated display area.

A couple of images, allegedly leaked renders of the upcoming phone, reveal just that. The back of the device looks like your regular OnePlus 5, while the front is sweet bezel-less goodness! Well, the fingerprint scanner has been removed from the front and is housed in a square-shaped pad on the back.

It's worth noting that this looks a lot like leaked renders of an upcoming Oppo R11s. If you haven't been following — Oppo and One Plus are very close companies and the OnePlus 5 actually looks like another Oppo phone that was existing at the time of its launch — the Oppo R11.

So, coincidence?


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27 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looks good - Has anyone else noticed how the Asian phone makers have switched from replicating the Apple design to replicating the Samsung and LG designs? I wonder if this will change with the introduction of iPhone X.

5. whatev

Posts: 2264; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Did you know that Samsung and LG are Asian companies too?

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's Southeast East Asia. He's clearly talking about East East Asia.

11. whatev

Posts: 2264; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Isn’t that Asia anyways?

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No, that's lower Asia Haha

23. Nathan_fu-k

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2017

and you are stupid?

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You signed up yesterday to post this?

17. Chaise unregistered

But Korea is even further east than China, and definitely not to the south...

18. whatev

Posts: 2264; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m a western and I recognize that many people on this side of the world tend to generalize Chinese and Japanese as Asians, like they are the only Asians to them when in reality there are many ethnicities in Asia and people shouldn’t generalize, it’s kinda annoying

20. Furbal unregistered

Thats the same with everyone. Many different ethnicity of European or African etc.

21. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Korea as well as Japan are technically east Asia just like China. Southeast Asia are Vietnam and bordering countries of the peninsula and southern island nations.

26. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

China, Japan and South Korea are all part of East Asia. Other Asian countries comprise the Southeast Asia region.

16. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Probably not. Most of the non-Apple phones come from all over Asia and it's pretty clear Android is marching to its own drum now. They've stopped trying to imitate Apple and leap over Apple.

25. OwenHarig

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Samsung is Asian, and so is LG. They are both South Korean.

27. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

Why would it? The X is a horrible design. The notch is the most retarded thing since removing the headphone jack.

2. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Bezels still too big

3. mikehunta727 unregistered

No way... I think they are absolutely just fine

4. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I would like to see a new flagship phone with the FP on the power button.

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Like the V30? (Yeah, I know, other way around.)

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I just knew the OnePlus 5T would be imminent, after the meltdown of the OnePlus 5.

9. Duncdawg26

Posts: 174; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

It definitely should be imminent. Stop producing phones that have the screen on backwards and make a new one with a better looking screen (that everyone wanted to see the first place) installed correctly - no jelly effect. Should be a no brainer

10. surethom1

Posts: 31; Member since: May 01, 2009

Very nice, Lets hope they install the screen the correct way up to stop the Jelly effect, I returned because of it.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If it has water proofing, I may buy one

14. Voodooman

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 20, 2017

Words have lost their meaning lately. What do you mean by saying "full-screen front"? All I can see is small bezels left and right and medium-at best-up and down. This is not full-screen front.

15. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Oppo, OnePlus, two sides of the SAME coin.

19. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

If this had better support and dual speakers (even like the iPhone), this would be my next phone.

22. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's the premium version of Vivo S7+ which is also owned by one plus.

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