Wink, wink: OnePlus heavily hints at the OnePlus 5T boasting a 3.5mm headphone jack

OnePlus just posted an image on Facebook that heavily implies its next smartphone, which is believed to be the OnePlus 5T, will retain a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. 

We mean, it's only logical to assume that since the whole premise of the image is to highlight the fact that all of OnePlus' devices so far - the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus 5 - have boasted the good ol' audio jack on deck, allowing you to plug in any standard headphones. With a tagline of "What do our phones have in common?", OnePlus is asking the important questions while simultaneously shows half a dozen of headphone jacks, leaving nothing to imagination.

The OnePlus 5T is expected to introduce a tall, 9:18 display with a large 6.0-inch footprint. It is also expected to hop on the bezel-busting trend and ditch the front bezels in favor of a sleeker design. In the specs department, we don't expect much changes - a Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, and a dual-camera setup will still be making the rounds. You can check all we know about the OnePlus 5T in our dedicated rumor review, available right here



1. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

There 3.5mm is poor sounding, at least the should do something like V30

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^ You mean the ear buds, nor the 3.5mm jack itself.

10. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

No, I believe he means the jack (DAC) wasn't high quality. I owned a OnePlus 5, and DAC was good but wouldn't touch the DAC/output of the v30. In any case, every mobile fan should be happy to see a manufacturer keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack, even if the quality of the DAC isn't there.

20. jim262

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

If one is to compare DACs, one must also compare cost. Huge differences.

22. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not necessarily. Htc A9 and other similar mid-range handsets have superior DACs/output of many flagship devices. For many manufacturers, DACs aren't high priority.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Their 3.5 mm jack is perfectly fine. When I connect my Sennheisers to it, the sound is more than great. The DAC is just Qualcomm's DAC integrated into the 835.

13. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Even though Apple doesn't have 3.5mm jack, they sound much better with lighting port

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

While lighting port and USB c audio (in theory) sound better than 3.5 jack, you do lose the ability to charge while listening to audio. Also a lot of people still have a lot of 3.5 jack gear they don't want to use with a converter.

15. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Not true my experiences. I did a side by side test with my 6S Plus, and I can tell you with full certainty the audio output of the iPhone 7 Plus with either the lighting headphones or adapter is worse than the 6S Plus with the jack. BGR also did a test on this using the adapter: It really sucks because I'm a huge Apple fan. Everyone here knows that. But getting rid of the jack was one of the their worst ideas since Steve left.

23. matistight

Posts: 1031; Member since: May 13, 2009

I mean Steve had a choice to leave yet at the same time he didn't have a choice.

27. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

More proof of overpriced amoji-booboo. Gonna cancel my iPhone X Waiting for the first to claim I did pre-order

18. jim262

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

For several hundred $$$ more, they probably can.

26. andynaija

Posts: 1265; Member since: Sep 08, 2012


2. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Just look at the Vivo X20 series...same phone (same company)

7. redmd

Posts: 1949; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Rebranding or repackaging

17. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Re-engineering? They replace the SoC, increase the RAM, and load OxygenOS.

19. jim262

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Very minimal differences.

3. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Please don't exaggerate with price.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Good for you 1+. Still won't consider your phones after stealingyourdatakaythanksbye-gate, but at least you stick to your guns!

6. fyah_king unregistered

Like you are so

24. matistight

Posts: 1031; Member since: May 13, 2009

Exactly, stealing millions of peoples data is not a big deal unless youre a public figure.

28. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Good! People like you shouldn't buy Android devices anyway! You don't deserve them lol

8. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

plot twist, no headphone jack.

12. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hopefully this turns out to be true!

16. jerrymilton

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

As if this is "news". Carl Pei tweeted an OP survey on headphone jacks stating that folks wanting it to remain had actually risen since their previous poll.

21. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Guys what do I do, iPhone X lagging like crazy on iOS 11.2, I should stick to my Note8.

25. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

The 4th phone from the top looks like a cool design? Which phone is it? One+III? Would be a guess. That's the design I was hoping for the iPhone 6. Just a 5.5" iPhone 5S. Would have been awesome.

29. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

It's the OnePlus X

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