Days following some leaks and rumours, and following a few recent hints by its executives, OnePlus is working towards building additional hype to its OnePlus 5T. The Chinese company has used its social media networks to all but confirm the ‘OnePlus 5T’ name along with also the presence of a 3.5mm audio jack over the upcoming smartphone.
Update 2 November, 6:45pm IST: Since this story was published, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has officially confirmed both the OnePlus 5T name along with the existence of the headphone jack in the upcoming smartphone via a forum post detailing the rationale behind the decision.
OnePlus on Wednesday tweeted that a teaser image that points to the 3.5mm jack-equipped OnePlus 5T. The image showcases the bottom of all of the OnePlus smartphones that have been launched thus far, including the original OnePlus One along with the latest OnePlus 5, to highlight the audio jack. “What do our phone have in common?”
The availability of the audio jack would make the OnePlus 5T one of the few flagships that still offer the port, given that the the Galaxy S8, iPhone X, and Pixel 2 have all done away with it.
Hours after the first teaser, OnePlus tweeted a second image on Wednesday evening to all but confirm the name ‘OnePlus 5T’. The tweet includes an image that reveals five cups with tea bags in them — revealing the “T” behind the title of the OnePlus 5 update.
Historically, OnePlus has favoured the alphabet “T” to distinguish the new upgrades to its existing flagships. The Shenzhen-based firm last year unveiled the OnePlus 3T since the newest version of the OnePlus 3.
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If we believe some previous rumours, the OnePlus 5T will be the company’s first smartphone to match with a bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The thin bezels would shift the capsule-shaped fingerprint scanner to the back of the device. The smartphone is likely to have a portrait mode to capture images with bokeh effect.
Last week, OnePlus co-founders Carl Pei and Pete Lau teased a top-notch camera experience on the OnePlus 5T. The executives posted a few camera samples that were assumed to have been captured in the new smartphone.