OnePlus 5, the current flagship smartphone was released in June this year. While this device is a few months old already, there are claims that the company might not opt for a similar path as the year by launching another model.
However, the gossip mongers seem to have not stopped speculating about the alleged OnePlus 5T. It is said that the company is working on a flagship phone that might debut sometime in November. On the contradictory, there are reports that the OnePlus 5T could be canceled as the company might launch the OnePlus 5 in early 2018. Amidst this chaos, a render of the alleged OnePlus 5T has been spotted on Slashleaks.
If you don't remember, earlier this week, we came a report showing a slew of renders of the OnePlus 5T. The design shown in the image above resembles that of the previous renders those were shared. The recent render of the OnePlus 5T shows that there will be a full-screen design. The display appears to be elongated tipping that it will have an aspect ratio of 18:9.
Ever since the debut of OnePlus, all the smartphones have had 5.5-inch displays but the OnePlus 5T is said to be fitted with a larger 6-inch display and boast of a FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
The render also shows that the OnePlus 5T will have rounded corners and the edges will house the power button, volume rockers and mute switch. It is believed that except for the display there will be no other changes in terms of specifications. The speculation is that the OnePlus 5T with 64GB and 128GB could be priced at $519 and $579 respectively.
Some of you might wonder why the company should release the OnePlus 5T? Last year, OnePlus released the OnePlus 3T as Qualcomm came up with the incremental chipset - the Snapdragon 821 that had a slew of improvements in comparison to the OnePlus 820 that was used by the OnePlus 3. This year, the OnePlus 5 is a flagship killer with many highlights such as Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB/8GB RAM and dual camera setup. However, the device misses out on the full-screen design as the other flagships those were launched.
In order to stay on par with the existing flagship smartphones such as Apple iPhone X, LG V30, LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 duo and Galaxy Note 8, the OnePlus 5T with a full-screen design and 18:9 aspect ratio is needed for the company.