OnePlus may or may not launch a second phone this year. Multiple reports have conflicted on the status of the OnePlus 5T, which was originally believed to be the follow-up to the OnePlus 5 released over the summer. Last week it appeared like the OnePlus 6 for 2018 would get all of OnePlus’ attention. A new report from GizmoChina, however, suggests the upgraded model is indeed real and will be announced next month.
One reliable source revealed information to the site regarding the phone’s design, specifications, and availability.
Expect OnePlus’ next phone to resemble other flagships currently on the market. The OnePlus 5T should ship with a 6-inch Full HD+ (2160×1080) Optic AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It’ll have slim bezels on the top and bottom while the display flows into the sides for a waterfall-like appearance. The display’s resolution is slightly raised to accommodate for the taller and narrower layout.
Here’s a leaked image of the alleged OnePlus 5T:
The phone shown here might look familiar, and that’s because the body already exists. The OnePlus 5T will be identical to the Oppo F5. Both OnePlus and Oppo are owned by the same parent company, BBK Electronics. To cut costs, the subsidiaries share designs and just tweak internal components and software. OnePlus already did the same for the OnePlus 5 by copying Oppo’s R11.
When should you expect to see the OnePlus 5T? OnePlus is eyeing November 2017 for the launch and release, according to GizmoChina‘s source. That would align with the arrival of the OnePlus 3T in 2016.
If the company does plan on releasing a new phone before 2017 is over, the OnePlus 5T should be making its debut in just a couple weeks. OnePlus will want to get the phone out in time for the holidays when hardware sales spike. And, assuming the OnePlus 5T does launch in November, you can count on TechnoBuffalo to get our hands on it right away.