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Leaked 'OnePlus 5T' pic hits the web

This could explain why you can't seem to buy the OnePlus 5.


Ready for a OnePlus 5 upgrade? OnePlus might be.

Only four months since releasing the phone -- to a rave CNET review, no less -- an image purporting to show the OnePlus 5T was leaked to Android Authority. It's unconfirmed, but if it's true, it could give us a clue about how the upcoming phone might look.

The dimly lit photo shows off thin bezels.

Android Authority

The photo depicts a device with thinner bezels than the OnePlus 5 and no fingerprint scanner below the display, in a departure from previous OnePlus designs. The report also brings attention to the screen, speculating that the 5T could have a larger 6-inch display with a 2K resolution and a 18:9 aspect ratio.

A midyear update would fall into OnePlus' update cycle from 2016. Last November OnePlus released the 3T, a revamped version of the OnePlus 3 that came out June 2016 (there was no OnePlus 4). The 3T got a few improvements over the 3, including longer battery life, a better camera and a newer processor. Now it seems as though the OnePlus 5 is getting the same treatment.

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Rumors of the 5T were stoked when people realized that the OnePlus 5 was unavailable on OnePlus' website. Since the only way to buy OnePlus' phones in most countries is through the company's own site, it seemed strange for the device to be unavailable -- especially only four months after the phone's release.

Meanwhile, other potential images of the 5T have popped up on Chinese social media site Weibo, adding fuel to the fire.

OnePlus did not respond to a request for comment.

Are you hoping the OnePlus 5 gets an upgrade? Stay tuned to CNET as more reports surface.