Earlier this week, it was rumored that Chinese phone maker OnePlus is planning to release the OnePlus 5T in November. Now, an alleged render of the upcoming smartphone has surfaced online.
The supposed press render for the OnePlus 5T was shared online by SlashLeaks. The authenticity of this leak remains doubtful, but it does give everyone a clear idea of what the upcoming handset might look like if the rumors end up being true. However, it’s still recommended that people should take this latest leak with a healthy dose of skepticism.
The leaked render of the OnePlus 5T shows that the handset has an all-screen design — a large display with very thin top and bottom bezels. The handset’s sides also appear to be slightly curved giving the device a rounded overall look. BGR pointed out that it looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S8, which sports the same ‘bezel-less’ design.
The render also shows that the front-facing camera is still present on the thin bezel on top alongside the earpiece, while the bottom bezel is completely clean. The left edge of the OnePlus 5T is populated by the volume rocker and the mute switch, which the company calls the Alert Slider. On the other edge sits the device’s power button.
Again, there’s a lot of doubt surrounding the authenticity of this press render, leading some to claim that it might simply be a fake. Someone pointed out in the SlashLeaks comments that the wallpaper in the render is an old one from the OnePlus 5 and that the upper left corner seems to be poorly edited.
Even if this render is fake (not leaked from OnePlus), it could still be based on real information about the design of the OnePlus 5T. Earlier this week, Gizmo China shared its own a low resolution render of the OnePlus 5T, but it was quickly pointed out that it was a concept render for the Oppo F5.
The OnePlus 5T is said to arrive with a 6-inch 2,160 x 1,080 display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, the same aspect ratio that’s on the LG G6, LG V30 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. There’s currently no information on the handset’s internal specifications.
The OnePlus 5 was unveiled back in June and went on sale starting at $479. It’s being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage. It arrived with a 5.5-inch1080p full HD AMOLED display and the same thick bezels of its predecessor.
It’s already been confirmed that Qualcomm isn’t working on a Snapdragon 836 processor, so the OnePlus 5T will likely be powered by the SD835. The RAM configurations on the OP5 are also more than enough for a lot of users. If the OnePlus 5T does exist, it seems very likely that it will only be a design change from the OP5 rather than a spec bump.
The OnePlus 5T will allegedly be announced sometime in early November, but OnePlus hasn’t dropped any hints or teasers about any upcoming hardware launches. It’s best for users to hold off from buying the OnePlus 5 at the moment and just wait for the OnePlus 5T to be officially announced or debunked.