OnePlus 5T to get iPhone-X like gestures, to replace navigation keys soon


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By the end of 2017, every smartphone manufacturer has embraced the 18:9 aspect ratio screen model. The users too have shown these new displays a lot of love and this trend will probably evolve in 2018. However, a minor adjustment that comes with the new aspect ratio is the positioning of the navigation keys. Earlier, handsets used to have the physical keys just below the display. Whereas now, they’re on-screen buttons. But not everyone loves on-screen navigation buttons. So, some phone makers like Apple and Vivo have opted for gestures on the iPhone X & Vivo X20. Now it’s OnePlus 5T.

Oneplus 5TFresh news is that the OnePlus 5T is also soon going to join their ranks and completely do away with navigation buttons. OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau (Liu Zuohu), in Chinese OnePlus forums, talked about the virtual navigation keys. And it seems that many users too want them to get replaced by gestures. Pete Lau said that the feature is in the works and a future update will see it arrive.

He hasn’t mentioned what kind of gestures will the OnePlus 5T have. Will they be exactly like the iPhone X or they will mimic the Vivo X20? This remains to be seen. It seems we might even see this new feature in the Oreo stable update. However, we’re not sure about it.

Meanwhile, Android Oreo development is ongoing for both the OnePlus 5/5T and we’re hoping to see stable builds start dropping in January.

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20 Comments

  1. KimCW
    December 24, 2017

    Lei Jun is Xiaomi CEO not OnePlus?

    • A Qay
      December 25, 2017

      yup, my bad, was supposed to write Liu Zuohu (Pete Lau), fixed it. Thanks for pointing out.

      • Oneplus user
        December 26, 2017

        Source to this information?

        • Oneplus user
          December 26, 2017

          Just Asked For The Source because I Love this feature to be released so if its official,Ill be more happy

  2. Guest
    December 24, 2017

    Lei Jun is Xiaomi CEO not OnePlus?

    • A Qay
      December 25, 2017

      yup, my bad, was supposed to write Liu Zuohu (Pete Lau), fixed it. Thanks for pointing out.

    • Guest
      December 26, 2017

      Source to this information?

    • Guest
      December 26, 2017

      Just Asked For The Source because I Love this feature to be released so if its official,Ill be more happy

  3. Essej Kun
    December 24, 2017

    Why? Why fix some thing that isn’t broken? If they will replace it, at least leave an option where you can activate the on screen navigation keys for consumers that wants them.

    • A Qay
      December 27, 2017

      It was on a reputed Chinese portal. They didn’t link to Oneplus forums which
      according to them was the source. Still, this feature is coming.

  4. Essej Kun
    December 25, 2017

    Why? Why fix some thing that isn’t broken? If they will replace it, at least leave an option where you can activate the on screen navigation keys for consumers that wants them.

  5. Jimmy
    December 25, 2017

    Hey, great article but only one thing: could you link the source? So where did he actually mention this?

    • A Qay
      December 27, 2017

      This was on a reputed Chinese portal. They didn’t link to Oneplus forums which
      according to them was the source. Still, this feature is coming.

      • Jimmy
        December 27, 2017

        Thanks for your reply!

        But who do you mean with “them”? So the source basically is somewhere hidden in the OnePlus-Forums? So they don’t have a reliable source themselves?

        What makes you so sure that this feature will definitely be coming?

  6. Guest
    December 25, 2017

    Hey, great article but only one thing: could you link the source? So where did he actually mention this?

    • A Qay
      December 27, 2017

      This was on a reputed Chinese portal. They didn’t link to Oneplus forums which
      according to them was the source. Still, this feature is coming.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2017

      Thanks for your reply!

      But who do you mean with “them”? So the source basically is somewhere hidden in the OnePlus-Forums? So they don’t have a reliable source themselves?

      What makes you so sure that this feature will definitely be coming?

  7. Guest
    December 25, 2017

    Hey, great article but only one thing: could you link the source? So where did he actually mention this?

    • A Qay
      December 27, 2017

      This was on a reputed Chinese portal. They didn’t link to Oneplus forums which
      according to them was the source. Still, this feature is coming.

    • Guest
      December 27, 2017

      Thanks for your reply!

      But who do you mean with “them”? So the source basically is somewhere hidden in the OnePlus-Forums? So they don’t have a reliable source themselves?

      What makes you so sure that this feature will definitely be coming?