Partial Render of the OnePlus 5T Leaks, Shows Thinner Bezels
Many of us are still getting used to the idea of OnePlus releasing more than one flagship smartphone each year. This raised a lot of resentment last year as it was simply unexpected, but now that we’re hearing rumors about it happening again, which makes it seem as if this could be a yearly thing. Many of other smartphone OEMs release two flagship smartphones each year and today we get a nice, clear look at the top half of what has become known as the OnePlus 5T.
Many are assuming that it will follow the same naming scheme as last year, which would further establish the “T” revisions as a yearly release. Exactly one week ago we reported on an alleged render of the OnePlus 5T and in that image we saw almost non-existent side bezels with very slim top and bottom bezels. This matches the trend we’ve been seeing in the smartphone industry this year so again, it makes sense that OnePlus would release such a device.
Top-half of OnePlus 5T (2.5t? Ha). pic.twitter.com/pmfhdQSgWQ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 30, 2017
Today, we’re getting another look at the device and while we’re only seeing the top half of the OnePlus 5T, it’s a much clearer and detailed view of the device. Again, we’re seeing very thin side bezels and a much slimmer top bezel than we’re used to seeing from OnePlus smartphones. Since we know there won’t be a Snapdragon 836 SoC from Qualcomm for them to upgrade, we should look at other improvements OnePlus made last year to see what we can expect this year.
Besides the improved SoC, we also saw an upgrade to the front-facing camera. So it would make sense to see OnePlus upgrade the cameras in the OnePlus 5T when compared to the OnePlus 5. Rumor has it that we’ll be seeing a dual camera setup on the back of the device like the OnePlus 5, but this time it will be with dual 20MP sensors.