OnePlus 5T to come with a Samsung-made AMOLED panel again?

As you've probably heard, the OnePlus 5 has gone out of stock, and the rumor mill is spinning like crazy with speculation that a OnePlus 5T is about to be launched. The company's head honchos are also fanning the flame by tweeting cryptic hints and teases. Yeah, a new phone is coming from OnePlus.

The reason we call it the "OnePlus 5T" is because around this time last year the OnePlus 3 was replaced by the OnePlus 3T. So, while it's not an official name, it's quite possible that's the title it will come with. If you want to check out everything we know about it, check this rumor review here.

Today, we are greeted by another teasing tweet. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau just posted this (take note it was re-tweeted by co-founder Carl Pei soon after):

Nothing specific, right? Yet, it's odd for someone to just take to Twitter and praise a competitor's screens. Unless you are possibly laying the groundworks for a marketing campaign on an upcoming product? That wouldn't be weird for Samsung — the company provides their excellent AMOLED panels to a lot of smartphone manufacturers, including OnePlus' previous handsets, and Apple for its iPhone X. With rumors saying that the OnePlus 5T would have a wider aspect ration than the standard 16:9, could we see 18.5:9 panels, like the ones on the Galaxy S8? We'll see...

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  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Predict

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

My 3T has a samsung panel also, colors are great

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Didn't the OP3 come with Samsung made display too?

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, the OP3 did The 5T probably uses the same Samsung 2160x1080 AMOLED as the Mate 10 Pro

2. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well that would be pretty cool. Samsung does indeed make the best displays, OLED or otherwise.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I suppose the most cool thing, if there's to be one about the 5T, would be proper availability!

7. izim1

Posts: 1617; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Mobile displays, at least. They had to go to QLED on their tvs because they just cant even come close to matching LGs OLED tvs, so far.

8. Panzer

Posts: 283; Member since: May 13, 2016

My LG Oled TV is incredible even for a 1080 panel. Picked up last years model for 1k on Amazon. Will never go back to LCD.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4388; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Samsung's gone on record recently saying that they don't even want to do OLED on tv. They say it doesn't make sense. Read into that what you will but I do like LGs OLED TVs. Really not much for competition though to compare OLED TV panel to OLED TV panel.

13. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Samsung are committed to LCD for TV's now, they're made their grave in that regard. Will take them years to catch up to LG now, it's other way round for mobile displays though.

14. Peacetoall unregistered

Oled panels are not yet ready for tv viewing because there are many tv channels who constantly displays their static logo on screen which is not good for oled as it would suffer image retention and possibly horrible burn in

18. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Rubbish, no problems here on my LG B6 after a year, the software appears to be pretty good at looking after the OLED display. I guess if you left your TV unattended with all the powersaving features disabled it would cause an issue, but you would have to be pretty stupid to do that.

26. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Samsung don't want to make OLED tv's because QLED is far cheaper to manufacture therefore more profit. This years Samsung QLED tv's are actually last years 2016 model with a new frame and rebadged. Plenty of video's on YouTube about it.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

QLED is a great technology though. There's nothing wrong with LCD for TV, other than not having the deep blacks that OLED (and plasma) offer. Full array, small LEDs help address the black level problem quite well, at least in theory. But that's TV. Samsung OLEDs rule phones right now.

4. aenews

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 25, 2015

You realize that the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 all have S-AMOLED panels from Samsung, right? This is another poorly researched article. Next we'll see "Woah the sky is still blue today!" Shocker.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I guess the news is that Samsung is offering OnePlus an 18:9 OLED panel. Which isn't terribly shocking given it's "only" 2160x1080 and therefore not Sammy's latest and greatest.

17. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Quite a few articles were claiming the new Oppo phone had a LCD panel so it news and quite reassuring if true.

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Another interesting point is they all use the exact same panel

5. pupkin

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

It would be better if they stop spying on our Phones.

6. izim1

Posts: 1617; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Theyve been using samsung displays for a while now...

15. fonephreak

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

as if theres a lot of choice. this article is so rotten

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmm, I'm going to hold off on buying the S8+

19. binayk

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Oneplus 5T Leaked with the Tagline “Dual Camera. Dual OIS. Twice the Butthurt” >>> Check on

20. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

samsung is helping OnePlus kick some phones in the butt, the likes of iPhone 8.

22. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I really don’t like the vibration on op5 It’s really cheap and annoying. Typical Chinese products At least my note5 has better vibration motor than op5

24. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

As usual, too bad they are Not Verizon certified, such as the U11.

25. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

As long as the 5T comes with SD slot, 8GB ram, big battery, and costs $550 or less, I might consider buying it. I'll even settle for 6GB ram, but SD slot is a must-have else no deal.

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