OnePlus 5T Brings 6-inch OLED Display And Snapdragon 835 At Bargain $499 Starting Price

After months of leaks and teasing, the OnePlus 5T has finally been officially announced. If you've been following our reporting, none of the specs for the smartphone should come as a surprise, but we'll still give you a rundown of what you'll find inside.

The smartphone is of course powered by Qualcomm's potent Snapdragon 835 SoC, which can be paired with either 6GB of RAM in the base configuration or a massive 8GB of RAM. Likewise, base systems get 64GB of internal storage, while upgraded models double that with 128GB. There is no microSD expansion, so choose wisely.

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On the display front, the OnePlus 5T goes with a 6-inch OLED panel that is manufactured by Samsung (which is good news for those that have been unimpressed with LG's OLED panels). The OLED panel features an 18:9 aspect ratio with a peculiar resolution of 2160x1080. Those specs give the display a pixel density of 401 ppi. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, AptX HD support, NFC, dual rear cameras (16MP, 20MP) a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, 3.5mm headphone jack (yay!) and a 3,300 mAh battery.

Unfortunately, the OnePlus 5T won't be shipping with Android 8.0 Oreo. Instead, it will ship with Android 7.1 Nougat. However, OnePlus does say that an update to Oreo will be provided at a later date.

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As for pricing, OnePlus' approach is a breath of fresh air for those that have witnessed flagship smartphone prices quickly approach the $1,000 barrier. The base OnePlus 5T with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will be priced at $499, while the upgraded model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will go for $549. Given the specs, that's quite a bargain these days.

The OnePlus 5T (both variants) go on sale on November 21st in the United States.