Over the past few months, we got tons of leaks, rumours as well as teasers of one of the most awaited flagship of 2017, OnePlus 5. Everyone’s eyes are on today’s date as today is the launch of the phone. & Finally OnePlus made the OnePlus 5 official. This event was held on Livestream over YouTube & other social media handles. We pretty much know what OnePlus 5 packs in. But still let’s have a look at the official specs below.
The OnePlus 5 has a metal unibody design. It looks exactly like what we got from the leaks. On the back there’s Dual Camera Setup along with Dual LED flash & secondary microphone. Then there’s OnePlus branding below. On the front there’s earpiece, sensors, LED notification light and front camera. Below is the 5.5” display & at the bottom of the front, the fingerprint sensor is situated. On the left alert slider & volume rockers are present and power button & SIM card slot on the right. The top of the phone is plain and at the bottom the speaker, microphone, USB Type C port and most importantly the 3.5mm headphone jack is present, Yeah ! It is. The phone is just 7.25mm thin, making it the thinnest flagship of OnePlus ever (OnePlus X is not a flagship).
Now coming to the insides of this phone, the OnePlus 5 comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa core processor clocked at 2.35Ghz built on 10nm process, also the Adreno 540 GPU is also there. It sports the 5.5” 1080p Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 401 PPI & Gorilla Glass protection. It comes in two storage variants, 6GB RAM & 64GB internal storage and huge 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The internal storage is based in UFC 2.1 which results in faster file transfer and faster loading time in games. It comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with OnePlus’s Oxygen OS on top. It packs a 3300mah battery with Dash Charge technology, world’s one of the faster charging technology as of now. The battery is 100mah less than OnePlus 3T but the Snapdragon 835’s power efficiency will help here. Regarding the connectivity it comes with all basic connectivity options like WiFi, 4G LTE, VoLTE and NFC. Also it is one of the 1st device to come with Bluetooth 5.
Now talking about the USP of this device i.e. Camera, this OnePlus 5 comes with a 16MP Sony IMX398 Rear Camera with f1.7 aperture and 1.12 micron pixels. The secondary camera is a 20MP Sony IMX350 Telephoto lens with f2.6 aperture and 1.0 micron pixels. The secondary camera can perform same tasks as what iPhone 7 Plus can, the telephoto or bokeh effect and 2x optical zoom. Personally I think that both these functionalities are the best what Dual Camera in smartphones can give. Now on the front there’s a 16MP shooter with EIS, f2.0 aperture and 1.0 micron pixels. Sadly OnePlus ditched OIS from the Rear Camera which helps in video stability. But we will get to know about the actual camera performance in near future.
The phone comes in two colours: Midnight Black and Slate Grey. Below are the information regarding the pricing and availability of the OnePlus 5:
- It is priced at USD 479 and EUR 499, no information about the pricing at other regions.
- The pre-orders in USA & Europe will be live today itself, and it will be available from 27th of June onwards.
- There will be a Pop-up event in the following cities : New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The details will be available on their official website.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. The OnePlus 5 is going to launch in China & India on 22nd of June i.e. coming Thursday. Personally speaking this seems to be a good phone, but it would be better if the design will be different, it should not be the replicate of iPhone 7 Plus. Though I liked the design but the originality is always better. Anyways the Camera looks promising along with the performance. Though the OnePlus 3/3T are still very good in terms of performance, you can check out the review of OnePlus 3 after a year.
So are you excited about this device? Are you going to buy this phone ? & Does this OnePlus 5 is what you have expected or you wanted something which OnePlus didn’t done well or skipped? Do let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned with us for more information.