Why The OnePlus 5T Will Have A Headphone Jack

OnePlus 5T 3.5mm Jack Hint

OnePlus co-founder shares a portrait mode photo teasing the OnePlus 5T

You don't have to worry about this question as it turns out, OnePlus cares a lot about the 3.5mm headphone jack and it's here to stay on the company's upcoming smartphones. OnePlus has been posting a number of promotions on its social media channels all hinting at the launch of the upcoming device.

The Chinese smartphone startup have recently been busy teasing an impending announcement on the OnePlus 5T.

"In the past, we've made some jokes on this subject, but today I wanted to dig deeper into our decision to keep the 3.5 mm headphone jack".

Alongside the tweet was a picture of what appears to be the bottom of the OnePlus 5T.

This tagline has also appeared in a blurry image that purports to show the landing page for the OnePls 5T on the firm's website.

OnePlus looks set to use a six-inch display with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. But what's more interesting is what, if anything, this means for OnePlus' next phones. While CEO Pete Lau hasn't revealed an exact date of release of the handset (which btw we all are waiting to hear!), what he did confirm was the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Second, he says that 80 percent of OnePlus owners use the headphone jack, and it wasn't worth taking away that option to "further slim down our flagships" by going USB-C only.

It all started on Wednesday when OnePlus tweeted an image showing the profile of six devices, with the headphone jack clearly visible. But our goal from the beginning has been to bring better technology to the world. Pei did that because Lau, in the post detailing the rationale behind the company's decisions, said, "Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs".

In a swipe at Apple, Lau added, "This is one of those times when we respectfully disagree on what it means to be courageous". OnePlus is also sending out a message to its fans that the OnePlus 5T will have a headphone jack. Keeping the headphone jack allows our users to continue to take full advantage of the excellent range of audio choices on the market.

The main difference between the 5 and 5T will definitely be on the front. The processor will be the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 one, given there's no 836 coming this year.

The rear camera will likely come with the 16MP+ 20MP combination and the front camera will remain at 16MP.

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