OnePlus believes that the quality of sound that is offered by wireless airbuds is not up to the level reached by standard wired headphones, at least at the moment.
Repeatedly teased on Twitter of late without a clear mention of its official name, the OnePlus 5T is confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt today as coming soon to replace the essentially discontinued OP5. It cites both usage habits (almost 80 percent of OnePlus users rely on 3.5mm headphones) and its own analysis.
An image posted by OnePlus on Twitter on Wednesday, also provided a strong indication that the upcoming phone will be called the OnePlus 5T. The smartphone will keep the headphone jack, which many other manufacturers have abandoned. A leaked image from GizChina indicated the launch date for the 5T. Ahead of the launch, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has tweeted a photo, which is rumoured to be taken with OnePlus 5T.
The ever-reliable tech leaker Evan Blass from Venture Beat posted the leaked render of the OnePlus 5T. Like the Mi Mix 2, S8 series, etc, OnePlus 5T's display could be bigger with an 18:9 aspect ratio. He added to it: "Disagreeing on what it means to be courageous". He confirms that there is definitely a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs.
Since the launch of the iPhone 7, the future of the headphone jack on mobile devices has been up in the air. In a detailed post, OnePlus explains its decision to retain the audio jack on the OnePlus 5T.
Other than the display change, the specifications of OnePlus 5T will likely remain the same as the previous OnePlus 5.
In terms of the chipset, it should come with Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM with 64GB of built-in storage; and 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Over a year later, OnePlus says it makes more sense to put its priorities toward its customers, and to make the technology in its phone more accessible.