OnePlus 5 is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. Oneplus will release the new flagship globally on 20th June. While India will have a launch event on 22nd June at NSCI Dome, Worli.
Update 20 June 2017 – You can watch the OnePlus 5 Live video launch here at 9:30 pm Indian Time (IST).
There are plenty of recent leaks surfacing the internet daily. The recent information on the price suggests that it will start from $479 (approx 31,000).
Earlier it was rumoured that price will be Rs 32,999 for 6 GB/64GB variants and went all the way up to Rs 37,999 for 8 GB/128GB variants. While there’s no official confirmation on what the exact India will be under the new GST regime.
First True Rendered Image of OnePlus 5
The new images leaked on Chinese social media Weibo; showcases the OnePlus 5 in all its glory! Interestingly, all the renders leaked are in midnight black colour option. A lot of fans are curious to know the other colour options which will be available. The below-rendered image seems to be similar to the one which was shared by the Oneplus team and looks similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has been highlighting the key feature of the Oneplus 5 – The Dual Rear Camera. Here is an image he recently posted on Twitter with #ShotOnOnePlus5.
Shot on OnePlus 5 Dual Rear Camera – Image Courtesy – Pete Lau (OnePlus5)
The image looks of an Indian Boy, in black and white colour with background blur.
The OnePlus 5 is rumoured to sport a Dual Camera with 16 MP with f/1.7 aperture + 20 MP lens along with dual LED flash. Whereas OnePlus plans on using a 16 MP selfie shooter; similar to the OnePlus 3T.
Rest of the specifications feature a 5.5inch (10920×1080) FHD display with a range of DCI-P3 colour for accurate colour reproduction. It is expected to run the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SOC along with Adreno 540 GPU.
OnePlus might land two storage options this time, unlike the OnePlus 3. It can come with 64 GB and 128 GB variants with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM respectively. Even though OnePlus is not the first smartphone to sport the insane 8 GB of RAM, it certainly will be the first in India!
OnePlus will ship their new offering with 3300 mAh battery. The rendered image hints that the smartphone is going to be sleek. Notably, the battery is slightly smaller than the 3400 mAh battery in OnePlus 3T.
Since Android O is yet to be released, its obvious that OnePlus 5 will come with Android N v7.1.1 out of the box.
Some days back, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei tweeted, “Why did the headphone jack cross the road?”. This has raised doubts that the upcoming OnePlus will follow iPhone 7 route and ditch the headphone jack.
The most controversial topic remains to be the design of the OnePlus 5. Renders show that the OP5 has cloned the iPhone 7. With similar antenna bands, camera positioning and overall look.
This has caused a minor rage in the OnePlus community, forcing the product manager of OnePlus to address his views on the criticism happening on the internet.
He said that “We still remember how some consumers were mocking images of the device published by Chinese telecommunications regulator TENAA and saying that the phone was “generic” and “ugly.” Many of those same critics later changed their minds after getting the opportunity to use the OnePlus 3.”
He also added, ” A flat picture can hardly be completely representative of an actual device, asserting that consumers should give the OnePlus 5 a chance before making any final conclusions on the handset.”
Interestingly, Oppo the parent company of OnePlus recently released a smartphone Oppo R11 Plus which also looks strikingly similar.
All in all, OnePlus 5 is shaping up to be a beast with reasonable price in the midst of the expensive flagships out there. It will certainly give the Huawei P10, LG G6, Samsung S8 and HTC U11 a tough fight, an even tougher fight in price conscious market like India.