What does the OnePlus 5T have in store for us? Quite a bit.

The OnePlus 5 may not have stirred as much interest as previous OnePlus devices, but it has proven to be a solid handset with plenty to like — especially at its $479 starting price. But as OnePlus did with the OnePlus 3T, released just five months after the OnePlus 3, the company has a successor to its flagship, the OnePlus 5T.

This year, though, things are a little different: OnePlus has kept the internal specs identical to the preceding phone, but changed the design a bit to accommodate a larger, taller display. It made a tweak to the rear camera, and introduced a new Face Unlock feature.

Care to learn more? Here's everything you need to know about the OnePlus 5T.

Meet the OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is here, and even though we haven't spent a ton of time with the phone yet we want to share all of our first impressions. Be sure to watch our hands-on preview video above, then follow that up with our complete written thoughts on the phone for all of the details!

OnePlus 5T hands-on preview

OnePlus 5T specs

If you're familiar with the OnePlus 5's specs from earlier in the year, you know exactly what you're getting in the OnePlus 5T. The only spec changes come down to the larger screen with a corresponding higher resolution, and a new secondary camera sensor and lens arrangement.

Category Spec
Operating system Android 7.1 Nougat
Display 6-inch Optic AMOLED, 2160x1080 (18:9 aspect ratio)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core
Adreno 540 GPU
Storage 64/128GB UFS 2.1
RAM 6/8GB LPDDR4X
Rear camera 1 16MP (IMX 398), 1.12-micron pixels, f/1.7
Dual LED flash, 4K 30 fps, 1080p 60 fps, 720p 120 fps video
Rear camera 2 20MP (IMX 376k), 1-micron pixels, f/1.7
Front camera 16MP (IMX 371), 1-micron pixels, f/2.0
1080p 30 fps video
Battery 3300mAh
Non-removable
Charging USB-C
Dash Charge
Water resistance No
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD
USB-C (2.0), NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Network 3xCA, 256QAM, DL Cat 12, UL Cat 13
FDD-LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/ 19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
TDD-LTE Band 34/38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA Band 34/39
HSPA Band 1/2/4/5/8
Dimensions 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
162 g
Colors Midnight Black

A new secondary camera

OnePlus 5T

The primary camera on the OnePlus 5T is the same as the OnePlus 5's, but the secondary camera has changed quite dramatically. It's still 20MP, with 1-micron pixels, but it's a different sensor entirely. It's also behind a new lens with the same focal length and f/1.7 aperture as the main camera. The goal of the second camera is to help the OnePlus 5T in low light, as it's tuned to only be abled in very dark conditions.

It seems counterintuitive to have a 20MP sensor with small pixels and no OIS be used for low light photos. But OnePlus claims that because it's tuned for those situations and has a lot of resolution to work with, it can take photos that combine adjacent pixels to theoretically smooth out noise typically found in these low-light shots. We'll have to see how it plays out in real-world situations.

It has a headphone jack

The number of flagship phones with headphone jacks is dwindling every year, so OnePlus wants to reassure its user base that it isn't part of the trend.

OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, actually took to the company's very popular forums to talk about how the headphone jack, and high audio quality in general, is a high priority with the OnePlus 5T.

Wireless audio technology has a lot of potential. And if you prefer wireless headphones, our flagships have excellent Bluetooth capability for this choice. But our goal from the beginning has been to bring better technology to the world. That's why we prioritize the user and make good technology accessible.

Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs. This is one of those times when we respectfully disagree on what it means to be courageous. That's why we're proud to announce that we're keeping the headphone jack for the OnePlus 5T – and confident that our product decisions for our upcoming device will offer the best flagship experience possible.

There you go. The OnePlus 5T has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Oreo is coming ... soon

Despite initial rumors pointing to the OnePlus 5T launching on Oreo, the phone is actually shipping with a build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat that's near-identical to the OnePlus 5 — which makes sense, since they're almost the same phone. OnePlus is committing to bringing a beta version of Oreo to both the 5T and 5 by the end of 2017, but the stable build won't make it out to phones until "early 2018." Interestingly, the OnePlus 3 and 3T will get stable Oreo builds first on account of their early participation in the beta program.

Oreo is coming to the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T by the end of 2017

Price, launch date, and availability

The last thing we need to talk about is pricing and availability.

OnePlus isn't waiting long to take orders, and isn't doing anything to restrict availability. The OnePlus 5T goes on sale on November 21 in several countries, and the hope will be that the stock can hold up to the demand.

The hardware changes have led to yet another price increase, with the OnePlus 5T coming in at $499. An extra $60 gets you the top-end model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, if you're that sort of spec junkie.

Your thoughts?

Is the OnePlus 5T enough of an upgrade for you? Or is OnePlus ridiculous for once again replacing its flagship less than six months after it debuted? Let us know in the comments below!