OnePlus 5T rumor review: specs, design, features, price and release date

The OnePlus 5T is right around the corner.

Less than half a year after the release of the popular OnePlus 5, the device is no longer available for purchase and the company known for its "Never Settle" slogan, seems ready to unveil its next big thing, a phone with a "bezel-less", 18:9 screen and an improved camera.

So what do we know about the OnePlus 5T?

We sum up all the rumors about the next OnePlus, its specs, expected new features, design as well as price and release date information right below.

Design and Display

The OnePlus 5T is expected to be modeled after phones like the Oppo R11S and the Vivo X20. While those two devices are made for China by OnePlus sister companies, the 5T will have a true global launch.

The overall design styling carries over from the OnePlus 5 to the 5T: a metal back with very delicate, almost invisible crescent antenna lines, a curved back for more comfortable hold, and a very similar physical size.

The big change comes in the display: the new OnePlus is expected to come with a larger, "bezel-less" 6-inch OLED display with a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. There will be no notch, no curves, nothing to distract from the pure rectangular screen. The new screen requires a new position for the fingerprint scanner as there is simply not enough space for it up front and OnePlus is moving it to the back of the phone, in a proper and easy to reach central position.

Here is a quick look at the expected OnePlus 5T specs:

Camera Improvements

The OnePlus 5 introduced a dual camera, but the new OnePlus 5T changes the set-up a bit: the secondary rear camera is no longer a "telephoto" lens, instead it has the same 27mm field of view as the main camera, but a different, 20MP sensor that will support some clever night shooting tricks, combining pixels together to have sharper, less noise low-light photos. You will still have Portrait mode as an option, but it will use the wide-angle camera to blur the background for that DSLR-like effect.

OnePlus top executives teased a few new photos captured on the camera of the OnePlus 5T and both are made in low light conditions, showing that there are some nice improvements in this area.

Other new features

First, good news: OnePlus will keep the good old, 3.5mm headphone jack on the 5T. OnePlus executives confirmed that they see the jack as a useful feature and removing it would cause a lot of inconvenience for users, hence, it stays.

The OnePlus is one of very few Android phones to come with a mute switch. The switch will stay on the 5T, and likely get some improvements in the way it functions.

On the software front, the 5T is expected to be the first OnePlus phone to support face recognition. We are still not certain whether this rumor will come true, and if it does, it will not be the 3D face scan that you get on the iPhone X.

What is not likely

Unfortunately, we do not expect the OnePlus 5T to feature any form of special water protection. This has been one of our top wishes for the next OnePlus phone, but no rumors so far suggest that OnePlus is ready to implement the feature.

Also, we don't expect to see dual speakers in the 5T. The OnePlus 5 had a very loud bottom-firing loudspeaker, but we have seen the iPhone 8 and Pixel 2 up the ante with dual speakers of better quality.

Finally, we don't think OnePlus will be quite ready to introduce the OnePlus 5T with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, but we do expect the phone to get updated to Oreo not long after its launch, in early 2018.

Price and Release Date

OnePlus has been steadily growing prices on its phones, but the latest rumors say that the OnePlus 5T will cost the same as its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.

The device is likely to come with two storage versions: a 64GB model with 6GB of RAM and a 128GB version with 8GB of RAM.

Prices should look like this:

  • 64GB / 6GB RAM model - $480 US / €500
  • 128GB / 8GB RAM model - $540 US / €560

The OnePlus 5T release date is officially set for November 16th. The company will hold a big announcement event in New York City.

Related phones

  • Display 6.0 inches
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    OnePlus OxygenOS UI



17. Predict

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

Why the Oneplus screen looks bad next to the Mi Mix and S8

16. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Giant phone, not waterproof, follow-the-trend of fingerprint scanner on the back.... no thx.

12. Teldar

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Because it costs $300 less, at least, than the competing galaxy s8+ and doesn't have an invasive skin on to of Android which will slow down the phone over time so you're eventually tied of laggy performance. My cousin had has his s7 for a year and says it's terribly laggy. My One is 3.5 years old and works fine.

11. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

no oreo no buy

15. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Then wait a month or two.

8. riteshrkm

Posts: 165; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

i don't why evry1 is behind making a phone "TV remote". Why can't they have a compact version when they are making it with less bezel They can easily fit a 5 inch or 5'2 inch display in a iphone 8 form factor.

9. golfreak12

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I agree with you. I hate this 18:9 form factor. Give me the old 16:9 back.

7. solo624

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Does unlocked mean Oneplus 5T/6 will work for Sprint?

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No Sprint or Verizon. OnePlus phones are GSM only.

5. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Read until 6" display and skipped.... whats the problem with releasing something closer to 5"? That was the one thing I didn't like about my original 1+1, 5.5" was just a little much for every day use.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sounds like you need a Pixel 2. Great phone with a 5" screen.

4. wiseguyy007

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

The people in the "Know" purchase their phones unlocked and if we want to buy on swappa as well. Here you can purchase a new device from a quality seller with a great reputation and save 30% all the time...and be Free... ;)""

1. raky_b

Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why would anyone buy device from this spying company for this price, when for same amount (and less on contract) you can buy s8, v30, p10, and many other devices!?

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I don't know why people own phones/use the internet of they are so scare of being monitored. It's the future so just get use to it.

10. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

Almost any software you download online for your PC will steal much more personal data than what they are accusing OnePlus is collecting and any other phone will also have access to these info. At least this is not like Samsung and LG TVs that record your living room conversations and bedroom conversations/sounds and sends the unencrypted data back to their server and third parties. Now that is intrusive surveillance at its worst. I remember FTC had to step in and now there's options to disable the surveillance but some folks say even then you are vulnerable to be spied on. But even now the eavesdropping is enabled by default unless the user knows how to turn it off on the TV.

3. wiseguyy007

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Please..please..Keep on buying your cell phones on a contract. We who are free need people like you to be slaves to service providers so we can enjoy our contract frre devices and revel in our freedom.

6. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

its either being spied by oneplus,or google for any other android devices,make no differences

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