Assuming battery life and performance hold up to further scrutiny, OnePlus will likely be right up there with 2017's best bezel-less flagships - at almost half the price. Over the years, it has found competition from other brands which thought they could also play this game. Another key highlight of the OnePlus 5T is the improved dual rear camera setup.
The new phone comes with a six-inch display - the biggest the device has ever had - and is also the first OnePlus phone to feature facial recognition. According to Counterpoint Research, OnePlus had over 30 per cent market share in the premium category smartphones (handsets priced above Rs 30,000). 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. It has pushed it to the rear, close to where your finger would rest while holding the phone. You can now unlock the phone with your face for instance. In addition to tweaking the interface for the new screen, there's a face unlock option (albeit not as sophisticated as an infrared system like Apple's Face ID) and some behind-the-scenes improvements that should lead to faster updates. It starts at just $499 for the 64GB configuration and scales to $559 if you want the 128GB model.
The OnePlus 5T will come with a dual-nano SIM slot too.
It will be the screen that you will notice the most while using this device for the first time. If you value your money more, than realistically, the answer is probably no, because there isn't a huge leap in product features or design. Also, the screen gets a 18:9 aspect ratio within a build similar to the OnePlus 5, thanks to a 80.5 per cent screen to body ratio.
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The other significant change is in the camera. Instead of the wide and telephoto lens dual camera of the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T has a second "low-light camera". We did note, however, that there's no portrait mode with the front-facing camera. If however, you do appreciate what OnePlus is doing with its hardware and software, and you like to be on the bleeding edge of what it's offering, then yes, it probably is worth upgrading as you will get some very tangible benefits if you do.
The OnePlus 5T still packs the same 3,300mAh battery with its own highly praised Dash Charge technology. So you can expect smooth performance overall. We'll update these initial impressions to a full review with score and verdict in the coming days. The phone is upgraded version of OnePlus 5 with few upgrades. Apparently, the back panel of the phone undergoes two lots of sandblasting before receiving an anti-fingerprint layer. This will be useful for those with parallel identities.
The OxygenOS Gallery app now has a mapping feature that lets you search for images based on the location where they were taken. Users will also be able to swap buttons and customise their icons.
OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 internals are identical as far as processing power is concerned.