tech2 News Staff Oct 21, 2017 14:52 PM IST
OnePlus does not seem to be happy with the popularity of OnePlus 5 and might be planning to launch another variant of the phone.
According to rumours, the phone was expected to launch on 15 November 2017. Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus suggested in a tweet that the company may launch the OnePlus 5T. The tweet in question is a statement by Pei that OnePlus 5 was more popular than the company anticipated.
Guess the OnePlus 5 was more popular than we thought... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) October 16, 2017
According to a report on Gizmochina, the OnePlus 5 is not available for sale in a number of markets across the globe except China and India. It is likely that the company has stopped the production of OnePlus 5 so that it can divert its supply lines and manufacturing units to manufacture the rumoured OnePlus 5T.
The device is expected to comes with a 6-inch bezel-less design display with 18:9 aspect ratio. If that happens then it will be the first phone by OnePlus to have a full-screen design. As reported previously, the smartphone does not pack a physical home button on the front of the display.
OnePlus 5T is also reported to come with a square-shaped fingerprint sensor on the rear side of the phone and pack the same dual-camera setup as OnePlus 5. OnePlus 5 has 16 MP and 20 MP dual cameras on the rear side and a 16 MP selfie shooter on the front. The company is expected to add optical image stabilisation on the device.
According to the report, OnePlus 5T will come without a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the device is expected to be priced at 3,000 Yuan (around Rs 29,463). One thing to note here is that the company has not announced anything about the rumoured OnePlus 5T at the time of writing.