Chinese manufacturer OnePlus may not yet be a household name on the level of Apple and Samsung, but the company is looking to up its game once again with the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the 5T.
Unveiled at a special event in New York, the device is more of an incremental upgrade on the OnePlus 5 model introduced in June than it is a brand new system, but it nevertheless comes with a number of tempting new features that are sure to catch the eye.
The most prominent of these is an all-screen design that minimises the size of the bezels in favour of a six-inch full-optic AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, all while retaining the basic form factor of the older OnePlus 5.
Its Sunlight Display technology means it can adapt automatically to harsh light, while the ceramic fingerprint sensor – which allows users to unlock the phone in less than 0.2 seconds – has moved to the back of the device to accommodate the new-look screen.
Other notable enhancements include a refined camera setup, with the same main camera as the OnePlus 5 and an improved secondary camera equipped with a large f/1.7 aperture, allowing for superior low-light photography. Additionally, the Android-based OxygenOS operating system now comes equipped with Face Unlock, allowing users to unlock their phone just by looking at their device.
Meanwhile, many of the benefits of the older OnePlus devices are retained, including the Dash Charge technology that provides the phone with enough power for a day with only a half-hour charge.
OnePlus founder and chief executive officer Pete Lau said: “We love nothing more than offering our community the latest and greatest technology and a user experience to beat expectations. Once again, we've worked hard to refine every last detail.”
The OnePlus 5T will launch on November 21st, costing £449 for 64GB storage and 6GB RAM, and £499 for 128GB storage and 8GB of RAM. This means users can have an all-screen experience with facial recognition technology for less than half the cost of an iPhone X.