The most expected phone One plus 5T smartphone was launched in Brooklyn, New York, opening all the suspenses. The live stream of the launch event was simulcasted in 5 PVR screens across India. The specifications of the newly launched Oneplus 5T smartphone are incredible.
The OnePlus 5T will be available in two variants: 6GB RAM/ 64 GB internal storage at Rs 32,999, and 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage at Rs 37,999.
We could pull up a hundred charts showcasing the speed of our phone in different conditions, but you won’t be able to understand unless you try the OnePlus 5T yourself. Once you get used to speed and smoothness of a OnePlus device, it’s hard to go back to anything else. pic.twitter.com/7ePJtzjsvY
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Here are the key features of One plus 5T:
Camera: ‘improved’ dual rear camera setup 16MP+ 20MP (f/1.7) for better low-light photography
- Rear Shooter:
The dual rear cameras include a main 16 MP Sony IMX 298 sensor with 1.12-micron metre pixel size, f/1.7 aperture and a focal length of 27.22 mm. The secondary one is a 20MP IMX 376K sensor, with 1.0-micron metre pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, and 27.22 mm focal length.
Supposed improvements in the rear camera department will see the OnePlus 5T replace the Telephoto lens found on the OnePlus 5 with a secondary lens having a large f/1.7 aperture for low-light photography. To capture noise-free images in low-light, OnePlus is bringing its Pixel Technology to the 5T. The company claims that with Pixel Tech, the secondary camera on the 5T merges four pixels into one, reducing noise in low light, and as a result improving the image quality.
- Portrait mode:
While the OnePlus 5 clicks ‘impressive’ portrait mode photos, the company claims the upgraded version continues with the trend of capturing ‘professional’ depth-of-field or bokeh effect by keeping the subject in focus and blurring the background. Since the new lens on the 5T uses the same focal length 27.22 mm as the main camera, no cropping is required.
On the imaging front, new ‘multiframe’ algorithms compare different frames of the same scene to filter the image in portrait mode for best results.
For the lack of a telephoto lens, software algorithms compensate for a ‘Clear Zoom’ on the OnePlus 5T.
- Pro Mode:
Pro Mode on the OnePlus 5 includes ‘professional’ level tools to adjust ISO, white balance, shutter speed, focus and exposure settings. There is also support for RAW images for post-shot editing.
The OnePlus 5T shoots videos in 4k resolution at 30fps and supports Electronic Image Stabilisation.
Chipset and Processor: The OnePlus 5T is still rocking last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (Octa-core, up to 2.45GHz) with Adreno 540 GPU. The smartphone features two variants- one with 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X) and 64GB of internal storage and the other with 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X) with 128GB storage.
Operating System: The OnePlus 5T runs Oxygen OS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, and will be updated to Android Oreo 8.0 early next year.
Display: The key highlight of the OnePlus 5T is the 6.01-inch AMOLED display with 1080p resolution which translates to 401 pixels per inch (PPI). The display has an 18:9 or 2:1 aspect ratio with support for SRGB and DCI-P3. Shielding the display is 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Design: The OnePlus 5T uses the same Anodized Aluminium material as the OnePlus ‘5’. A tall-body design incorporates the 18:9 aspect ratio and achieves a near bezel-less display. To incorporate the all-screen design, the fingerprint sensor has been shifted to the rear of the device, just below the dual camera setup. The smartphone weighs nearly 11 grams more than the OnePlus 5 at 162 grams.
Battery: OnePlus 5T uses the same non-removable 3,300mAH battery with support for Dash Charge.
With Samsung, LG and even Apple bringing wireless charging to their flagships, Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, in a blog post confirmed that the company was not bringing the tech to the OnePlus 5T, and will include the feature when the ‘time is right’.
He reasoned that Dash Charge (OnePlus’s fast charge tech) is more efficient in quick charging the device; keeping it cool and power efficient at the same time.
Audio: A bottom-facing speaker emanates audio with Dirac HD Sound. For audio recording, there are three microphones with noise cancellation.
3.5 mm Headphone jack: The company is retaining the ‘once-standard’ 3.5mm headphone jack on the OnePlus 5T.
Lau, in a blog post, explained that he found that nearly 70 per cent of users prioritized sound quality and that 80 per cent still preferred the headphone jack; replacing it with a USB-C port to slim the device was not ‘worth the trade-off’, he added.