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The OnePlus 5T comes with a bigger display, face unlock and no home button

By Cookie Monster - on 18 Nov 2017, 3:00pm

The OnePlus 5T comes with a bigger display, face unlock and no home button

OnePlus unveiled its second flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T.

Compared to the 5.5-inch OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T has a bigger 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display with slimmer bezels. The pixel density for both phones remains the same at 401 pixels per inch. The OnePlus 5T has a widescreen aspect ratio of 18:9 - which is in line with this year's Android flagship phones - while the OnePlus 5 has a more conventional 16:9 aspect ratio. 

Due to the bigger display, the OnePlus 5T is slightly longer, wider and heavier than the OnePlus 5. OnePlus also removed the home button on the front and shifts the fingerprint sensor to the back. The OnePlus 5T also comes with face unlock, but the feature is nowhere as advanced as Apple's Face ID. The front-facing camera can only analyze over 100 data points on a 2D image and does not work in the dark while Apple's Face ID uses the TrueDepth Camera system to project and analyze over 30,000 dots to create a depth map of the user's face even in the dark. 

The OnePlus 5T should have better low light performance for its rear dual cameras as both lenses have an aperture of f/1.7. The rear fingerprint sensor also allows you to take photos and navigate the camera app with gesture controls. 

Aside from the upgrades stated above, the OnePlus 5T comes with the same specs; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform, 6 or 8GB RAM, OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 64 or 128GB internal storage space, USB 2.0 Type-C, a 3,300mAh battery, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0. 

The OnePlus 5T is available from US$499 (~S$676), and goes on sale in Europe and North America on 21 November. It only comes in one color option: black. 

Source: OnePlus via TechRadar

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