The OnePlus 5 has literally the same display panel as the OnePlus 3T

"Perfecting every detail" is something OnePlus claims to have done with the design of its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. Which is funny, seeing as the device is strikingly similar in visual design both to Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and Oppo's R11. And things get even more interesting once you find out that OnePlus put literally the same display panel inside the 5 as it did with the 3T before it.

This is, to be frank, neither good nor bad news. The OnePlus 3T's display, being nearly the same as the one found inside the OnePlus 3, is actually one of the most accurate panels on the market (once you turn on the sRGB mode, that is). Considering the AMOLED panel OnePlus is using is pretty much the state of the art in AMOLED tech, and since they aren't producing their own displays or advancing the tech themselves, they are simply using whatever is available on the market (and there isn't anything better available yet).

Thus, OnePlus hasn't so much as touched one of the most important components of its latest smartphone between generations – on the hardware side, at least. As it turns out, the OnePlus 5 has newly-added support for the wide-gamut DCI-P3 color space, the same one supported by – get this – the iPhone 7. However, it's also worth noting that while the panel itself hasn't changed, the glass covering it has. That is to say, the OnePlus now offers Gorilla Glass 5, which is an upgrade over the 3T's Gorilla Glass 4-covered display.

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1. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Can we start the One Plus 6 rumor stories yet?

2. Alter

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

The OP5 seems like a really good device but it has several disappointing aspects, and the screen might be the biggest one.

3. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

They have to cut corners somewhere. Design , display, waterproofing and stereo speakers where the areas where they did.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

And OIS.

5. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

If it 'literally' had the same panel, then the person with a 3T would be going around without a display.

6. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't get the big deal.

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