So it seems that OnePlus is maintaining its strange twice-yearly release cycle with the to-be-fully-confirmed announcement of the OnePlus 5T. The device has been officially announced and we have the usual tech reviewers providing their initial take on it. Highlights of new device:
1. 6.01" AMOLED (Pentile Matrix) panel in a 2:1 display.
2. Fingerprint scanner moved to the back in a decent spot.
3. Removal of capacitive front keys to onscreen only navigation buttons.
4. Same 3300 mAh capacity battery.
5. Tele-photo camera replaced with a newer 20 megapixel f/1.7 aperture lens... supposedly to provide better low-light photography.
1. Same ole OOS running on top of Android v7.1.1. Promise of Oreo in January with Beta programs starting in December.
2. New Face ID feature that provides fast unlock capability though limited to only unlocking your phone and not for other authentication needs.
Some reviews via YouTube:
1. Android Central -
2. The Verge -
3. Android Authority -
Many others available...
It is important to point out that one reviewer actually mentioned that they don't see the jelly scrolling issue that plagues the OnePlus 5. I still have my OnePlus 5 and quite frankly I don't think I'll be upgrading as I prefer the capacity front buttons... If I was interested in good camera functionality I wouldn't have considered any OnePlus device to begin with so the upgraded rear camera doesn't impress me.