8, Nov 2017

OnePlus 5T will be Amazon exclusive in India

The much awaited OnePlus 5T will arrive in India as Amazon exclusive. This has been confirmed by the company as well as by Amazon which now lists the phone and directs the fans for the live broadcast of the handset unveiling in New York City on November 16. Amazon says the OnePlus 5T will be up for sale in India on November 21 as an early access sale for prime members. The official sale in the country begins on November 28.

After floating in the rumor mill for quite some time, the OnePlus 5T has now received its official confirmation which says that the smartphone will see the light on November 16 at a special event to be held in New York City at 9:30 p.m. IST. The sale will kick off a few days later on November 21.

The event will be live streamed and also in partnership with PVR it will be broadcasted on the silver screen. In India, fans can catch the action live at PVRs in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad with a prior booking worth of Rs. 99 via BookMyShow.

The company has confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will go on sale in India exclusively on Amazon.in quite in line of its previous offering, the OnePlus 5. The e-commerce giant is already displaying an official product page with a "Notify Me" tag. It also reveals that the early access sale for prime members will commence from November 21, the same day when the global sale begins, although full-fledged Indian sales will officially start from November 28.

OnePlus revealed on Twitter that OnePlus is going to host the event in New York City under the title "A New View". If the title has anything to go by, it probably hints at the thin bezels of the upcoming device. The OnePlus 5T is expected to feature a 6-inch full HD+ display with thin bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio.

For the specs and features, the OnePlus 5T will not deviate much from the OnePlus 5. However, for a change, it is expected to tack on a better selfie camera than the 16MP found on the OnePlus 5 as well as it is likely to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The OnePlus 5T will share the same 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, Snapdragon 835 SoC and 16MP+20MP rear dual camera from the OnePlus 5.

As the fans eagerly await the arrival of the OnePlus 5T, they are however in a state of a puzzle with regard to its price. If the statement made on Weibo in response to a query posed by a fan is to be believed, the price of the OnePlus 5T won't hover beyond CNY4,000 (Approx. Rs.39,200). We hope, given the competition OnePlus faces, it won't tag the OnePlus 5T with a higher price than that of the OnePlus 5. Anyway, we are not far away from November 16, the day on which everything about the device will be crystal clear.

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