Here Are the 3 Biggest Upgrades on the New OnePlus 5T
As the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X push phone prices higher than they've ever been before, the line between flagship and
Instead of starting from scratch, OnePlus took a look at the biggest
Additionally, for those who might feel a little jealous about other people being able to unlock their phones with their faces, OnePlus added that feature to the 5T, too. But it's not the same level of security as the infrared TrueDepth camera Apple uses on the iPhone X. It's actually much more similar to the face detection used in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Note 8, which uses pattern recognition to figure out which ugly mug should grant access to the phone. That means the system could still get fooled by a photo of you, but at least it should be fast. OnePlus says the 5T can unlock your phone in less than 0.2 seconds.
The last big change is a revamped dual camera system. Instead of using the 5T's second camera to zoom, OnePlus has widened the lens' aperture from f/2.6 to f/1.7 and calibrated it to capture better photos in low-light environments. It's an interesting pivot, but since the OP5's zoom capabilities was its most lackluster camera feature, the switch makes a lot of sense.
The rest of OP5T's specs are largely the same, including its matte aluminum back, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 3,300 mAh battery, and built-in headphone jack. However, there is one trend OnePlus hasn't jumped on: wireless charging. That means you'll have to rely on the company's wired Dash Charge tech instead.
So how much is it going to cost? After all the upgrades, the price of a base OnePlus 5T with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is $500, or $20 more than old OnePlus 5. And if you want extra storage, which is a reasonable desire since the OP5T doesn't have a microSD card slot, you're looking at $560 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Today, as the price of most flagship phones falls closer to $1,000, instead of the $600 or $650 you might be accustomed too, $500 seems like a decent place to redraw the line. The OnePlus 5T
goes on sale
November 21. Check back soon for a full review.