Right now there’s a lot of uncertainty about what OnePlus has planned for a successor to the OnePlus 5 – stocks of that phone are very low, so does that mean we’re going to see a OnePlus 5T soon? After all, OnePlus has done the minor upgrade trick before, with the OnePlus 3T bump last year.
Well, here’s another little clue that the OnePlus 5T is on the way: renders of the phone leaked to Chinese social network Weibo and posted by GizmoChina, an outlet that seems convinced that we are indeed going to see another OnePlus flagship this year.
As the images show, the update would enable OnePlus to join the thin bezel, 18:9 aspect ratio crowd along with the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Apple. To make room for the massive new display, the fingerprint sensor gets pushed around the back – you can see it just above the OnePlus logo.
The waiting game
Apart from the new super-sized screen and the shifted fingerprint sensor, these new pictures don’t tell us too much. It looks like the dual-camera system used on the back of the OnePlus 5 is again used here, and it’s likely that the innards are going to be the same as well, led by the Snapdragon 835 CPU.
We haven’t heard too much in the way of speculation and rumors so far about whether the OnePlus 5T is going to happen, and that makes us think that the Chinese manufacturer might wait until 2018 and jump straight to the OnePlus 6 – it’s possible that these are pictures of next year’s phone.
If you’re thinking about buying a smartphone in the next few months though, it might be worth waiting to see if OnePlus has anything up its sleeve. The phone is likely to be launched in November, if it’s coming at all.