The OnePlus 5T will have a headphone jack

OnePlus believes that the quality of sound that is offered by wireless airbuds is not up to the level reached by standard wired headphones, at least at the moment. The company emphasised on the fact that its upcoming flagship will retain the 3.5mm audio jack, which has been stripped by the other manufacturers.

Once launched, the OnePlus 5T is expected to replace the current flagship smartphone from the company - OnePlus 5. With the inclusion of the headphone jack, customers can use a larger variety of headphones, including audiophile-level elite models.

Days after some leaks and rumours, and following some recent hints by its executives, OnePlus is working towards building additional hype for the OnePlus 5T. Not many users are happy with the OEMs decision of leaving the universal audio jack on the devices and coming up with alternative audio connectivity like wireless earphones or USB Type-C headphones.

The company has been building the hype around the arrival of OnePlus 5T through social media. That's why we're proud to announce that we're keeping the headphone jack for the OnePlus 5T...

The news comes after earlier this week Express.co.uk reported that a leaked presentation slide revealed the OnePlus 5T will be unveiled on November 16.

The one major change to the OnePlus 5T will be around the display.

The OnePlus 5T smartphone is expected to come with a 6-inch display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. But it seems, the China-based giant is still not ready to give up on the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. 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".

While the headphone jack on smartphones isn't an endangered species just yet, it's clearly falling out of favor - and that's bound to make you nervous if you don't want to live the dongle lifestyle. He added to it: "Disagreeing on what it means to be courageous". "The advantage to USB-C is that it would have let us further slim down our flagships".

  • Essie Rivera