OnePlus fans will get their first official peak at the company’s newest smartphone next week, and they’ll be able to buy it later this month.
The startup smartphone maker will unveil the OnePlus 5T on November 16 at a press event in Brooklyn, the company said Monday. The new device will go on sale on November 21 in North America and Europe.
“We can’t wait to tell you all about the new features and improvements that we have been working on,” the company said in its announcement about the launch event.
OnePlus will start shipping “early-bird” orders of its new phone in India on November 21, but the device won’t officially go on sale there until November 28. The startup will start selling the OnePlus 5T in China on December 1.
Few details are known about the OnePlus 5T, other than it will have a headphone jack, which could be a big selling point for some consumers. OnePlus has not yet released the new phone’s specs or announced its price.
The company posted a YouTube video related to its announcement of the upcoming launch event. Although the video doesn’t offer any substantive new details about the OnePlus 5T, it does offer a tag line for the event – “a new view” – that could lend credence to recent rumors regarding the OnePlus 5T’s display.
Last week, prolific gadget leaker Evan Blass posted what he said was a photograph of the OnePlus 5T on Twitter:
Top-half of OnePlus 5T (2.5t? Ha). pic.twitter.com/pmfhdQSgWQ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 30, 2017
Assuming it’s of the actual device, the photograph indicates the OnePlus 5T will have a redesigned display with thinner borders around its screen than the original OnePlus 5, which the company released in June. For comparison, here’s that device:
- Business Insider/Antonio Villas-Boas
By offering a phone with thinner borders around its screen, OnePlus would match the latest devices from rival smartphone makers. Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone X similarly have ultra-narrow borders around their screens.