OnePlus 5T Release Date, UK Price, Features & Specifications Rumours

OnePlus has confirmed the OnePlus 5T will launch on 16 November – and it’s even inviting fans to the launch event! Here’s everything to know about the highly anticipated new flagship killer ahead of its launch.

When is the OnePlus 5T release date?

OnePlus 5T launch date: 16 November 2017 
OnePlus 5T on sale date: 21 November 2017 

OnePlus has not only blogged about the headphone jack on the 5T, but has also confirmed that the launch event will take place on 16 November in New York. The keynote will take place live from 4pm GMT on the day, and we’ll be bringing it to you live.

This means the below leak we previously reported turned out to be genuine. The company also confirmed that the device will be on sale from 9am ET on 21 November – that’s 2pm GMT. 

Watch the OnePlus 5T live stream and catch our live blog here.

OnePlus 5T release date

In an unexpected move OnePlus is inviting fans to the launch event, and they can purchase tickets for $40 via EventBrite

OnePlus has produced a halfway upgrade before, and the omission of an 18:9 display in its current flagship is a bit of a misstep if it wants to be known as a flagship killer. The 5T will likely remedy that. 

Carl Pei, the company’s co-founder, also blogged that you can buy a ticket to the launch event should you be in Brooklyn and want to attend. The sale starts here on 8 November at 12pm ET/5pm GMT.

How much will the OnePlus 5T cost in the UK?

Should a OnePlus 5T be announced, it’s unlikely that it will cost significantly more that the current OnePlus 5. That phone retails from £449 – or at least it does when it is in stock. Oppomart is suggesting a price of $549 for the new phone.

Although a small price rise would be understandable, TechRadar has seen documentation that suggests the OnePlus 5T will stay the same in the UK. So the new flagship will be £449.

Currently you can still obtain a OnePlus 5 via O2 where it costs from £41 per month or from £499 PAYG.

OnePlus 5T new feature and specification rumours

We’ve seen a ’T’ suffixed OnePlus before in the OnePlus 3T. That phone arrived six months after the OnePlus 3, so the timing is right here for a successor to the OnePlus 5 in the OnePlus 5T. 

The original T model OnePlus in essence gave the handset a speed boost, moving from the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 in the OnePlus 3 to the 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 in the 3T. The new chip offered a 10 percent performance boost.

OnePlus also upgraded the selfie camera from an 8Mp model to a 16Mp version that performed better in low light, and it increased the battery capacity from 3000mAh to 3400mAh. A new 128GB storage model was also introduced. 

There were no design changes other than a new darker shade of grey on the rear of the device.

OnePlus 5T leaked

The OnePlus 5T could see a similar ‘point’ upgrade. Already one of the fastest phones we’ve seen in 2017 with the Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of RAM, we’re doubtful anything will change on this front.

A Snapdragon 836 was rumoured to be in development ahead of the Pixel 2, but that phone has since launched with the Snapdragon 835 and Qualcomm has separately confirmed it has been working on a Snapdragon 636 chip. The next big upgrade the company is thought to be concentrating on is the Snapdragon 845. That’s the chip we expect to see in the Galaxy S9 and LG G7 in early 2018.

More likely we’ll see an upgrade to the screen than to core performance. Gizmochina published an image of what it says is the OnePlus 5T, but the image is identical to the leaked Oppo F5.

(That’s not actually as unlikely as it might sound, given that the OnePlus 5 is identical to the Oppo R11. Although the two companies are now said to be entirely separate, they do have shared origins.)

OnePlus 5T

The fact it may look more like the Oppo F5 than the R11 suggests that we may see the introduction of an 18:9 full-screen display. This would allow the OnePlus 5T to compete more closely with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

Leaked specs reveal that the 5T will have a 6in display with a 1080×2160, Optic AMOLED technology and a pixel density of 401ppi. It will even have something called Sunlight Display to help in harsh lighting conditions.

The bezel-free design means the fingerprint scanner will be moved to the rear of the phone similar to the Pixel 2 XL.The 5T will once again have 64- and 128GB storage options and those will still be paired with either 6- or 8GB of RAM.

Now new renders leaked on Weibo reveal the same full-screen design, as do those posted by Slashleaks (both are below).

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T

Trusted leaker @evleaks also posted the below tweet to further back up the design:

Other specifications might include a pair of 20Mp cameras and a 3450mAh battery, according to an AnTuTu listing. The above leaked specs suggest a 3300mAh battery, though. The front camera will remain at 16Mp.

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