The OnePlus 5T is the company's fastest-selling smartphone ever

Gwen Vasquez
November 23, 2017

When it comes to rolling out a new software update, Google Project Treble is all about keeping vendor implementation separate from Android OS framework. As they will all be updated to Android Oreo, OnePlus is therefore not obligated to use Project Treble on these devices - and it's choosing not to.

But now OnePlus appears to have confirmed that it's an opt-in feature for phones being updated to Oreo from older versions, rather than an automatic upgrade.

OnePlus held an AMA about its newest device, the OnePlus 5T. The Chinese company has already made the smartphone available for pre-order.

The OnePlus 5T is off to a blazing start, so it seems. But according to an AMA session about the OnePlus 5T on the company's community forums, OnePlus still happens to be indecisive for a "T" smartphone next year. Moving forward, the metal frame of the OnePlus 5T help it surviving the bend test. There have been talks on whether the OnePlus 5T is a worthy upgrade from OnePlus 5.

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OnePlus did something odd to the OnePlus 5, that even if it had no official IP rating for water protection, sealants and adhesives on the inside of the older flagship would probably allow the OnePlus 5 to survive under water for a short period of time.

The USP of the device is the full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. According to the OnePlus.net site, the price sits at United States $499/£449/€499 for the 6GB/64GB version and United States $559/£499/€559 for the 8GB/128GB version. Elsewhere, the OnePlus 5T also supports a face unlock feature akin to the iPhone X without deploying additional tech. As for the OnePlus 6, its announcement is expected in the spring or summer of the coming year, complete with not yet represented Qualcomm CPU 845.

At the other end of the spectrum, Google is enabling Project Treble on the first-gen Pixel phones updating to Android Oreo now.

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