After stock of OnePlus’ runaway hit phone, the OnePlus 5, disappeared in many countries after only four months on the shelves, the rumor mill went into overdrive predicting the OnePlus 5T. Here in the editorial room, we’ve had some differences of opinion stemming from our inside sources, but now we’re all looking forward to the imminent release of the OnePlus 5T, with the launch event to be held in New York. Thanks to a leaked unboxing video, there’s not much left to the imagination.
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OnePlus 5T unboxing video leaked
As we reported in detail in a previous article, there’s good news for those eagerly anticipating the launch of OnePlus’ latest. One YouTube vlogger jumped the gun and posted an unboxing video of the OnePlus 5T early, so we get a full look at the new device. It closely resembles the OnePlus 5, though it’s a bit more modern this time. You’ll see in the video below that the display takes up almost the entire front of the device, which is very on-trend, and that the fingerprint scanner has moved to the back to make room for it.
OnePlus 5T to cost the same as the OnePlus 5
As far as the price is concerned, there’s some interesting news from the rumor mill. According to a report by TechRadar, who caught a glimpse of some documents showing the price of the device for the UK market, the OnePlus 5T will have the same price as the OnePlus 5, and be available in 64GB and 128GB versions. No official word from the manufacturer about this yet, but we’ll be watching the livestream of the New York presentation event in the hope that OnePlus will confirm these figures.
The brand is preparing for launch and tweeted a photo of the city where the launch event will be held.
— OnePlus (@oneplus)
November 5, 2017
Now we know also know the date and time: November 16 at 11:00 AM ET. OnePlus will be streaming the launch event live, and is also giving away free trips to the launch event for three lucky fans and their guests. You check out the details of the event and watch the livestream here.
GizChina’s benchmark screen shows Snapdragon 845, boosted image sensors, more
Chinese tech blog GizChina displays an AnTuTu benchmark screenshot that it claims to be of the OnePlus 5T. Listed with model name OnePlus A5010, the benchmark shows off the smartphone’s specs, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Adreno 540 GPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The listing of a pair of 20-megapixel sensors is interesting, suggesting that boosting the photo capabilities was a big priority for OnePlus. We could be looking at a full-HD+ resolution of 1080×2160 pixels – an aspect ratio of 18:9, which matches up with other leaks. Then there’s also the fact that it’s specified to be running the latest Android version, so the OnePlus 5T could ship with Oreo ready out of the box.
OnePlus 5T pre-orders on the Chinese market
More signs pointing to a OnePlus 5T release have been spotted. Chinese online shop Oppomart has started taking pre-orders for the 5T ahead of an official confirmation from OnePlus. Everything that has been previously leaked matches up here, although strangely enough, the Snapdragon 865 quad-core chip listed in the shop is actually a step down from the 865 octa-core currently in the OnePlus 5. Pricing is also seen at the shop in USD at $549 for the 64GB model, and $649 for the 128GB version.
A word of warning though: As noted on their website disclaimer, “Oppomart.com is not an official shop of OPPO”, so this news stays in the realm of speculation until OnePlus confirms the release.
Most of the OnePlus 5T’s features are yet unconfirmed, but that hasn’t stopped our community from passionately discussing what we’d like to see in it, check out our poll of the most desired features of the OnePlus 5T.
What do you think? Would you rather just have OnePlus wait for a brand new OnePlus 6? Let us know!
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