The good folks at Android Authority have received a teaser image of OnePlus’ next phone, the 5T; if it’s legit, we might soon get the company’s first bezel-less device, and I can’t wait.
From what’s visible in the render, the handset appears to feature a similar chassis to the OnePlus 5, with an identical bottom-firing speaker and rounded edges. What’s different here is the narrow chin on the front fascia, which indicates a bezel-less design, and most likely a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The next phone in OnePlus’ lineup is expected to get a 6.0-inch 2,160 x 1,080 resolution display, up from the 5.5-inch 1080p screen on the current flagship.
I’m pumped for this, because I’ve been using a OnePlus 5 for the past month and have been thoroughly impressed by the stellar performance, commendable dual camera system and battery life it offers for under $500; our own Napier Lopez liked it a whole lot too.
If the company can keep all that good stuff in a package that’s the same size, as well as retain the headphone jack from the 5, it’ll almost certainly have a winner on its hands in this segment.
Update (October 31, 2017): Tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks posted a picture of the top half of what might well be the OnePlus 5T, with a significantly slimmer bezel that houses the front camera. You can see what that looks like in our refreshed header image. It certainly looks like OnePlus is on the right track with this update; here’s hoping that these rumors ring true.