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The OnePlus 5T keeps what you like and ditches what you don’t

Say hello to our latest toy. OnePlus‘ latest smartphone has arrived in our office so we’re taking a look at what’s in store. Here’s what you can expect with the OnePlus 5T.

Just switch the screen on and the biggest difference between this and the OnePlus 5 is apparent. This new smartphone has a far larger 6.01″ AMOLED display that pushes a Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels.

Yep, OnePlus has brought their flagship smartphone into the modern world of 18:9 aspect ratio displays, ditching the fat bezels for slim ones so the phone’s form-factor remains small. It’s excellent because the handset’s footprint feels pretty much identical to its predecessor.

It definitely gives the phone a modern feel without a notch. It’s a lot like OPPO’s R11s but who’s surprised there?

The back of the handset is pretty much identical to the OnePlus 5. The only immediately notable difference is the dimple where the fingerprint scanner now lives. RIP front-facing fingerprint scanner.

If you look closely, you’ll notice another difference which lies in the way the camera hump is designed. While the old one looked tacked on, this one has its metal body slightly curve to meet it ala iPhone 7 Plus.

The camera bump is still pretty significant so there’s no avoiding that.

This smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is, unfortunately, only a 3,300 mAh battery inside so you don’t get an upgrade there either, unlike the 3T.

For photographs, you get a 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup with f/1.7 aperture lenses at a 27.22mm focal length. If you were hoping for optical image stabilisation, you’ll be disappointed because the 5T doesn’t feature OIS either.

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That said, the company claims to have vastly improved electronic image stabilisation and a new Intelligent Pixel Technology that will improve the camera’s low-light performance by combining four pixels into one to capture more light.

For selfies, you’ll be greeted with a 16MP front-facing camera.

In the box you get OnePlus’ signature red and white USB C cable that you can use for Dash Charging.

As well as the compatible 5V4A power brick.

At the bottom, you’ll find the single speaker, a USB C port, a mic and the coveted 3.5mm headphone jack.

While it features OnePlus’ excellent Oxygen OS software, this phone’s Android version is unfortunately still stuck on 7.1.1 Nougat.

The OnePlus 5T is retailing for RM2,449 for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the high-spec model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will be priced at RM2,749.

For more information on the OnePlus 5T, head here.