The OnePlus 5T, much to the dismay of OnePlus 5 users, is real and is coming sooner than one would have imagined. OnePlus has officially confirmed that the company is all set to launch a souped up version of the OnePlus 5 – the OnePlus 5T — at a global event in New York City on November 16. The company, will simultaneously, be holding parallel launch events in India at select PVR theatres across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune, where it will live-stream the unveiling. The OnePlus 5T launch event, in terms of IST, is scheduled for 9:30PM on Thursday November 16.
Although the OnePlus 5T launch event, in New York City, will have limited attendance (restricted to select media) fans looking to attend can buy tickets and be part of the unveiling. A ticket to the OnePlus 5T launch event will cost $40 which roughly translates to Rs 2,593. The proceeds from the same, according to OnePlus, will go to charity even as fans who buy these tickets will get company merchandise in return. In India, OnePlus fans can book the tickets – PVR — for Rs 99 only on Bookmyshow, starting from November 8 from 10 am onwards.
OnePlus is also out with sales and availability details for the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5T will go on early access in India – via Amazon India and OnePlus online store – on November 21 which means on the said date, limited quantities of the OnePlus 5T will be available for buying through flash sale. A broader availability of the OnePlus 5T will commence from November 28.
Alongside the launch date, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed the estimate pricing of the OnePlus 5T. Lau took to Weibo – Chinese micro-blogging site to reveal the pricing details of the OnePlus 5T. It is noteworthy that this may not be the exact price of the device, and is subjected to change at the launch. But what is confirmed is the OnePlus 5T may cost somewhat close to the tipped price tag. As mentioned by Lau, OnePlus 5T may be slightly expensive than the OnePlus 5, and could cost under CNY 4,000, which roughly translates to Rs 39,000. He confirms that OnePlus 5T may cost less than Rs 40,000. This price is for the 6GB variant.
OnePlus 5T is expected to launch in two variants. The base variant may come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the second variant may come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. The 6GB model of the OnePlus 5 may cost under Rs 40,000 in India, while the 8GB variant may cost slightly more.
The company has revealed the availability details of the OnePlus 5T ahead of the launch. OnePlus 5T will go on sale North America and Europe start on November 21, while the device will not be available in China anytime before Dec 1. In India, as confirmed by Carl Pei via a blog post, OnePlus 5T will go on sale flash sale on November 21, while the official sales is set to started on November 28.
OnePlus 5T specs
The company has been teasing the OnePlus 5T for quite a long time now. Ahead of the launch, OnePlus has revealed a few details about the upcoming flagship phone. All that is confirmed is that the OnePlus 5T will come with dual cameras at the back, much like the OnePlus 5. But, rumours suggest that 5T will be an improved version of the OnePlus 5 as far as the camera department is concerned. OnePlus CEO also confirmed that OnePlus is not going to follow the trend and will not ditch the headphone jack. OnePlus 5T will come with 3.35mm headphone jack, this because the company believes that people want it.
OnePlus 5T has been subjected to several rumours and some renders of the phone has also been leaked. The device was recently spotted on GFXBench. The benchmark listing and also some of the earlier leaks suggest that the upcoming OnePlus 5T will come with 18:9 display, basically a bezel-less display is expected for the phone. The benchmark listing reveals that OnePlus 5T may come with 6-inch display, two 16-megapixel cameras at the back, and a 20-megapixel sensor at the front.
It looks like OnePlus 5T will be an improved version of the OnePlus 5, especially in the camera department. To recall, OnePlus 5 comes with 16-megapixel selfie camera. OnePlus 5T in the leaks is shown running on OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, but chances are that the device may ship with Android 8.0 Oreo when it launches. Well, as of now, these are rumoured specs and should be taken with a pinch of salt.