Launched today in New York, the OnePlus 5T continues OnePlus’ rapid iteration of what it means to be a flagship smartphone. Following the OnePlus 3 and 3T releases last year, after the launch of the OnePlus 5 this summer there was a suspicion that the Shenzhen-based company would have a ’T’ version for 2017. And here it is.
The reasoning behind the 5T is pretty simple. If there are new features available for users, why wait a whole year to bring them out when they could be put on the market right now. That’s the argument made by CEO Pete Lau as he showed off the new features and improvements made to the device. I’ve spent some time with a OnePlus 5T ahead of the launch, and while I’m not ready to write a full review, there are three major elements that stand out for me.