OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 5T: Three major differences explained

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus launched its latest addition to their 2017 flagship family – OnePlus 5T on Thursday, 16 November 2017. The smartphone is equipped with high-end specifications that come with a hefty price tag. The Chinese company had launched the predecessor to OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, earlier in June this year.

Mid-cycle upgrade

The firm started the trend of mid-cycle upgrade with the launch of OnePlus 3T in 2016. At that time, OnePlus 3T, which was unveiled in November 2016 – wasn’t very different from OnePlus 3 except for its design and a few other upgrades. According to OnePlus, the special “T” upgrade is specifically targeted towards customers who are looking to purchase the “best handset possible.” With a similar effort, the Chinese firm has introduced OnePlus 5T smartphone as their newest “T” model.


The OnePlus 5T costs just about the same as OnePlus 5. The 6GB RAM/64GB ROM model is available for roughly Rs 32,999. At the same time, the 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variant can be purchased for Rs 37,999. The smartphones do not come with the option of expanding the inbuilt memory through the microSD card slot. OnePlus has even discontinued its OnePlus 5 model. The device will only be available for sale till the current stocks last. Once the stock is exhausted, the firm does not plan on restocking the devices.


The key differences between the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 smartphone is in terms of its display. The company decided to ditch the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio with OnePlus 5T. The new model features a bezel-less front panel with an aspect ratio of 18:9. According to the announcement made by the company, the latest handset also comes integrated with an upgraded dual camera system. Stay tuned for more tech news and updates.

Shailesh Sharma

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