The OnePlus 5T comes with a parallel application feature where users can create a shadow app of their social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and log into two different accounts at one time. That's where the new OnePlus 5T comes in, with upgrades like a bigger 6-inch display. OnePlus co-founder even took the opportunity to have a jab at Apple by claiming that some phones even cost more than $1,000.
However, with the fingerprint scanner relocated to the rear of the handset, OnePlus has been able to ensure that the form factor of the OnePlus 5T is broadly the same as its predecessor. The news doesn't come as a surprise, though, given that nearly everything about the OnePlus 5T had already leaked online before the official announcement. The biggest change is to one-handed use functionality. The larger display with its functional benefits of size and more room for actual usable display surface in addition to the enhanced visual appeal are not the only improvements with the display.
For the rear camera in its new phone, OnePlus has also changed the lenses. This might seem small, but if it actually works really well then it could be a really useful feature to have if use the phone often in harsh lighting situations. How useful is that to you? It will be upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo). If you're trying to decide which phone to buy, here's how the two OnePlus 5 phones compare.
The new OnePlus 5T is excellent - a huge, crisp screen and screaming performance - but it's coming from a company that is dangerously close to annoying its fans and appearing like it has run out of ideas, even though it hasn't. This is OnePlus' first edge-to-edge display phone. In fact, apps launched more smoothly than on OnePlus 5.
However, it does retail at an attractive price of USD499 (around RM2,079) for the 64GB variant and USD559 (around RM2,330) for the 128GB variant.
Besides that, OnePlus kept a lot of what we liked with the original 5. Since it'll be in beta, there is a chance that there will be bugs which may cause some features not to work or work as well as intended. It also uses the same Oxygen OS that is inside the OnePlus 5, which means it is still using the Android 7.1 A OnePlus official told India Today Tech that this is because the company wants to push out the Oreo updates to users of both the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T at the same time.
One thing that has yet to be considered here, is perhaps one of the most important factors about upgrading - cost.
Five months after the launch of OnePlus 5, the Chinese smartphone maker has sprung another surprise, directly taking on the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 by launching OnePlus 5T. OnePlus has not changed the price of the OnePlus 5T and priced it at Rs 32,999 for the 64 GB storage variant while the 128 GB variant is priced at Rs 37,999.
Of course, under the hood it shares some of the internals with the OnePlus 5, but the camera setup on the back is new as well. Instead of the wide and telephoto lens dual camera of the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T has a second "low-light camera".