Here's Everything That's New on the OnePlus 5T and OxygenOS

17 November, 2017, 02:07 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
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There are two variants of the OnePlus 5T, one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage and one that boasts 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, just like the OnePlus 5 from past year.

OnePlus has confirmed that open sales will begin online from 21 November, but will not be offering pre-orders through its online store at oneplus.net.

Vikas says no. "I don't think OnePlus 5 users should upgrade to 5T". We don't care about the latter too much, but the former is something the OnePlus 5T lacks in comparison to almost every other Android flagship this year.

Even though the experience doesn't dramatically differ from other Android customizations, it's just a bit shocking that it's launching with Android 7.1.1 Nougat - rather than Oreo, much like its contemporaries. This offer will be available until December 2.

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To put that into perspective, over 50% of all iOS devices have already been updated to iOS 11 less than two months after launch. Last year's version, Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat, is building up a head of steam in its efforts to overtake Android 6 Marshmallow.

Phones with the same specs simply can't compete with OnePlus on price. The display comes with 80 percent screen to body ratio. With its 6-inch minimal bezel display, the 5T looks more in line with the current trend.

As for the specifications, OnePlus 5T boasts 6 inch full HD+ Optic AMOLED 2.5D Curved Glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 18:9 aspect ratio. Users will also be able to swap buttons and customise their icons. But that's the price one has to pay for an immersive display experience, at least until the concept of under-display fingerprint scanner is commercialized. OnePlus pushes you on set up to use its new font "OnePlus Slate" which is toying with a comic sans vibe at times. Whatever OnePlus had done to create the finish, we wholeheartedly approve of it - the smoothed surface on the back of the phone is a joy to hold, and that anti-fingerprint layer works like a charm. However, OnePlus says the optimisations it has introduced ensure the new handset loads apps and games faster than any other smartphone in the market. OnePlus has also added a Face Unlock feature to the OnePlus 5T which identifies 100 points on your face and can unlock your phone in 0.4 seconds. We did note, however, that there's no portrait mode with the front-facing camera. There are some interesting new features on the software side, like a new face unlock mode that is super interesting to use. The battery measures in at 3300mAh and supports OnePlus's quick charge capability called Dash Charge, which the company says a "half-hour charge gives the OnePlus 5T enough power for the day".

The rear otherwise looks the same, with dual cameras and a OnePlus logo.

By changing the lens over the 20MP sensor, OnePlus is putting a focus on better low-light photographs.

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Improvements have also been made to the real camera, which now packs a wider-aperture secondary rear camera. Both of these sensors come with f/1.7 aperture lenses that are of the same focal length of 27.22mm (equivalent).

Housed within the new device is a Snapdragon 835 processor, backed by an Adreno 540 GPU, 8GB RAM and allows customers to choose between 54GB or 128GB of internal storage.

OnePlus has also developed a new app "OnePlus Switch" that will help users change phones seamlessly.

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