OnePlus has recently launched its OnePlus 5T flagship in New York on November 16 and the device will go on sale in India from today on Amazon. Now, the biggest question arises one is facing is: What will happen to the OnePlus 5? Well, according to a report, the company is planning to phase out the OnePlus 5 smartphone in order to make the way for the latest flagship device.
The General Manager of OnePlus India, Vikas Aggarwal, has confirmed to discontinue the OnePlus 5 device. In an interview with The Indian Express, he said thatthe last batch of the OnePlus 3T was sold out during Diwali and now the product will be discontinued. Thus, the same is thecase with theOnePlus 5, which is expected to sell out in some time, after which there will be one product in the market from the company, the OnePlus 5T.Both thesmartphones comewith same price tag of Rs 32,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM variant.
Further, comparing to other brands, Aggarwal said OnePlus want to make sure there is only one device which is the latest, and the previous devices are usually sold out once the new product launches. He added “Yes, some fans and users will be disappointed. See ideally we would like to make everyone happy, but that’s not possible.”
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The major difference between both the devices is the new 6.01-inch Full Optic AMOLED display used in the OnePlus 5T that features an aspect ratio of 18:9. Further, it comes with a new Sunlight Display which automatically adapts to harsh light to facilitate a “great viewing experience”.
Secondly, the company has done away with a telephoto lens in the OnePlus 5T and instead bumped up the secondary camera with 20-megapixel sensor along with aperture f/1.7, Sony IMX376K sensor, 1.0-micron pixel size and focal length of 27.22mm. Apart from this, rest of the specifications largely remains similar to the original OnePlus 5.