OnePlus has finally launched the special edition of this year’s flagship dubbed as OnePlus 5T. The smartphone comes with some noticeable incremental updates over OnePlus 5 and it bears the same price tag of Rs 32,999 for the 6GB RAM variant and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB RAM variant.
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.
So the question here is, should the OnePlus 5 users feel unhappy? The brand has already ‘killed’ its flagship device to make some room for the next one. The latest 5T does give a more refined look and it is certainly up to the competition with the likes of other premium smartphones like LG G6, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and more. On the other hand, OnePlus 5 doesn’t really fit in the whole ‘flagship killer’ tag.
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The company has created a lot of confusion for its loyal customers. Both the smartphones retail at the same price point and surely, OnePlus 5T is a far better option as compared to the original OnePlus 5. The company could have announced a price cut of OnePlus 5 to at least give some breathing space to its flagship device. Or else, it would announce some sort of upgrade programme so that users can upgrade to the latest flagship device without feeling cheated. This is a confusing thing for future customers as well who want to opt for a OnePlus device, as the cloud of uncertainty would always surround them. So, if you are a OnePlus 5 users, should you feel disheartened? Let’s know your views.