OnePlus tried something interesting last year with the OnePlus 3 by launching a new version of the phone mid-cycle with nothing more than a specification bump. Now, it appears the company is doing the same thing with the OnePlus 5, but with some changes to the design.
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If you’ve been following the Android space in the past couple weeks, you’ve probably heard rumors about an incoming refresh to the OnePlus 5. Today, Android Authority has released a new image of the alleged OnePlus 5T, and it actually reveals some pretty big changes.
First and foremost, this image tells us that the 5T will mark a pretty big change in design from the current OnePlus 5. The bezels have been trimmed down a lot from the current phone and are nearly non-existent around the side.
Further, we can see that OnePlus is going for the same basic design language. There’s a dark metal frame with a speaker cutout and antenna lines, but there is a notable difference — the front facing fingerprint sensor appears to be gone.
Some leaks have already shown off a rear-facing sensor, and it’s a design step that just makes sense for OnePlus to take. We’ll likely hear more about the OnePlus 5T including any specs bumps or price increases in the coming days.