The rumor mill has it that OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of the upgraded OnePlus 5T smartphone. Details about the handset remain rather thin at the moment, but key sources suggest that the device is expected to launch sometime in November given the fact that OnePlus 3T was also launched around the same time in 2016.
Now a new teaser image of the alleged OnePlus 5T is doing rounds on the web. The image was originally leaked by AndroidAuthority which cites it comes from a trusted source. While the new teaser doesn’t give us a good look at the device, though it does fall in line with earlier leaks about the handset.
Going by the latest render, the most noticeable change is that the fingerprint sensor is missing from the front, as most OnePlus handsets have their fingerprint sensor integrated right below the display. Now, this implies that it could be relocated from the front on to the back of the handset.
And given the fact that the OnePlus 5T is rumored to pack a larger 6-inch screen having an aspect ratio of 18:9, this workaround would allow for much thinner bezels and an almost bezel-free display. Besides thinner bezels and an edge to edge display, the latest render also reveals an aluminum casing around the edges.
Having an edge to edge display is becoming increasingly common in modern day smartphones. Samsung started the trend of an edge to edge display with the launch of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, as well as the Galaxy Note 8. Not to forget, Xiaomi introduced the concept of a bezel free phones with the launch of the Mi Mix concept phone. And going by the latest render and earlier, it appears even the alleged OnePlus 5T will see its bezels reduced compared to the original OnePlus 5, which is now out of stock in most international markets.
That said, it goes without saying that the information should be taken with a pinch of salt as no official announcement has been until now. Though, it does appear that OnePlus will adopt the increasingly popular edge to edge display on the alleged OnePlus 5T. The latest render does point towards reduced top and bottom bezels as well as relocation of the fingerprint scanner on the rumoured OnePLus 5T. AndroidAurhoirty claims the render comes from a ‘trusted source’, and we’d rather believe that as they’ve been pretty accurate with numerous leaks in the past.