Yup, OnePlus has made it official -- its latest smartphone offering, the OnePlus 5T, will be formally unveiled this coming November 16th by way of a press event to be held Brooklyn, New York City. Just five days later after its introduction, the device will then hit store shelves on November 21st.
Some may remember that around this time last year, the Chinese phone maker had officially debuted the OnePlus 3T, which is basically an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3 that was released by the company a few months earlier. The launch of the OnePlus 5T is like a continuation of this pattern, with the upcoming device similarly a souped up variant of the OnePlus 5 that was announced last June.
OnePlus’ upcoming November 16 event in New York City is being promoted with the tagline “A New View” which could be subtle reference to the handset’s screen. There is plenty of speculation that the new OnePlus 5T will sport an upgraded 6 inch display, enclosed in slimmer bezels and offering a much bigger aspect ratio of 18 to 9.
Despite the numerous rumors and leaks, there is not much information about the OnePlus 5T. Pete Lau, the chief executive officer of OnePlus, did hint that the the handset’s pricing could be around the $600 range. This should be not too surprising -- the OnePlus 5, after all, fetches for $540, so a $600 pricing for an upgraded version of that model should be about right.
Nearly a week ago, Lau had effectively confirmed the existence of the OnePlus 5T. He even went as far as posting a bottom view image of the device through a recent blog post. The image that he shared also verified that the company has indeed decided to keep the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. Whereas a growing number of the world’s most foremost phone maker brands are already opting to eliminate the traditional headphone jack (like Apple, Google, Motorola, and HTC, among many others), OnePlus has chosen to retain it.
To OnePlus’ credit, it did explain the rationale behind its decision. Ultimately, it had everything to do with making sure the OnePlus 5T delivers optimum audio quality, and up to this point, the company may be thinking that retaining the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack was the best course of action, and perhaps, the more cost effective, too.
OnePlus’ November 16th event will happen on 8 AM PT, and it will be streamed live via the official OnePlus 5T event web page.
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