6-inch Full Optic AMOLED display along with an aspect ratio of 18:9 to offer an enhanced viewing experience.
OnePlus has launched the OnePlus 5T, its flagship smartphone, at an event held yesterday in New York City. The OnePlus 5T is a mid-cycle upgrade of the OnePlus 5, which is the company’s most popular offering till now. The premium 5T offers major updates in terms of both hardware and software. It comes with a Full Optic 18:9 display for higher resolution, a camera for improving performance in low light environments as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.
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The smartphone marks the debut of a 6-inch Full Optic AMOLED display along with an aspect ratio of 18:9 to offer an enhanced viewing experience. However, the form factor is akin to that in OnePlus 5. Due to an in-built software algorithm, the 5T’s AMOLED display sports a new Sunlight Display which adapts to harsh light automatically. Besides enhancing the smartphone’s look the large 6-inch display helps in improving user experience. In fact, users have the option of calibrating their screens depending on their preferences amongst different modes such as default, DCI-P3, sRGB and adaptive.
Keeping in tune with OnePlus 5T’s front design which is seamless, OnePlus has moved its much-touted fast fingerprint sensor to the rear of the smartphone. This ceramic sensor is capable of unlocking the device in less than 0.2 seconds. The handset’s aluminum unibody is both functionally as well as visually slim. This makes the device very handy. The OnePlus 5T’s design reflects that much attention has been paid to detail, making it a refined version of the OnePlus 5.
In terms of imaging options, the OnePlus 5T has key features which improve the performance of its cameras in low-light conditions. The main camera of the device is similar to that of its predecessor. However, a key highlight is a secondary camera with an f/1.7 aperture to enable high quality low light photography. The handset’s secondary camera can merge four pixels into a single pixel, reduce noise in conditions of low-light and enhance clarity with the aid of the Intelligent Pixel Technology, which was first introduced in the front camera of the OnePlus 3T.
In addition to this, there are several software features in the Portrait Mode, which help in reducing noise. Moreover, with the aid of new multi-frame algorithms it is possible to compare several frames of a particular scene in order to filter out inconsistencies as well as improve the clarity of portrait shots.
The handset’s operating system, OxygenOS, offers an Android experience which is cleaner, faster and more customizable as compared to other Android phones. The new platform of OxygenOS allows for a streamlined process, which leads to faster and consistent software updates based largely on feedback by users. The OxygenOS sports a new feature, the Face Unlock, which makes it possible for users to unlock their smartphone simply by looking at it. Face Unlock is one of the fastest Android features available as of now. The 5T’s Face Unlock uses more than 100 identifiers in order to unlock the device.
As far as both software and hardware go, the company aims at offering an experience which is efficient, refined as well as minimalistic. OnePlus users vet new features via channels such as OxygenOS Beta Program and they are only included when OnePlus is sure that they will improve the overall functionality of their smartphones.
Dash Charge, one of the quickest charging options in the global market and also a popular feature of OnePlus smartphones, was introduced in the OnePlus 3T. The battery of 5T can last for an entire day after being charged for half an hour. Dash Charge is capable of charging the device while using the GPS or when playing games which are graphically intensive. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 along with the Adreno 540 GPU which enhances graphical performance. This in turn allows users to play games much smoothly than before. Moreover, the smartphone offers up to 8 GB of RAM which enables it to continuously run quite a few apps in the background. This also allows users to switch from one app to another easily. The 5T’s dual-lane storage, which is based on UFS 2.1, offers faster loading of apps and quicker read and write speeds.
The OnePlus 5T has two variants, 64 GB and 128 GB and will cost Rs.32,999 and Rs.37,999, respectively.
The mid-cycle upgrade of the flagship OnePlus 5 sports a bezel-less design akin to Apple’s Phone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Google Pixel 2 XL.
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