OnePlus 5 - Release, Specs & Everything We Know So Far!

OnePlus have finally teased their upcoming smartphone- The OnePlus 5 (yes, they skipped the number 4). The OnePlus 5 is definitely among the most anticipated and awaited phones of the year, and before it's actually out, let's do a roundup of everything we know about the device this far, including leaked images, specifications, release, and price.

Build and Design:

Earlier, it was believed that OnePlus shall go with a complete design overhaul due to the implementation of the dual-camera system and a near bezel-less screen, but if the recent leaks are to be believed, the 5 shall retain the build and design of the existing OnePlus 3 (and 3T). That means, the OnePlus 5 will feature a metal unibody design with the fingerprint sensor sitting at the front below the screen. The most recent image of a OnePlus 5 prototype published on Android Authority further supports the claims of the phone retaining the existing design.
Also, the CEO Pete Lau on Weibo argues that the OnePlus 5 will be the slimmest flagship phone of its time, hinting that it might be thinner than both the Galaxy S8 and the upcoming iPhone flagship. 

Internals & Specifications:

The OnePlus 5 will be a flagship phone, which means it'll pack the flagship specs. That means, it will most definitely pack Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor, which powers both the Galaxy S8 and Mi 6. The smartphone is believed to launch in multiple RAM-Storage variants, the base variant featuring 6GB-64GB, going all the way up to 8GB-256GB for the higher end variant. The display on the OnePlus 5 is said to be a 5.5-inch Quad-HD Optic AMOLED display, meaning crisp text and vibrant, punchy photos & videos. The 5 is also said to pack a larger battery than the current 3T (supposedly 3600 mAh or 4000 mAh). This, coupled with the power-efficient Snapdragon 835 would mean one of the better battery power for an Android Smartphone and couple that with the second generation of Dash Charge, and you have some exceptional Charge-Discharge record onboard.
A recent leak of GeekBench benchmark scores on GSMArena shows the OnePlus 5 scoring above the current flagships like the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S8.


The OnePlus 5 will supposedly have a dual camera setup for the rear and a single camera for the front. On megapixels front, both the lenses on the back are said to be 12 MegaPixels, and the implementation should be similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, meaning one of the two lenses will be used for wide angle shots while the other one is supposed to be a telephoto lens. The rear setup could also include Laser assisted autofocus and OIS on both the lenses. The front camera is believed to be an 8 MegaPixel unit, which is, technically, a downgrade from the existing 16MP sensor of the OnePlus 3T, but as we've come to see, higher MegaPixels don't mean better photos. It'll be exciting to see what OnePlus does with the cameras this time, as the camera performance on OnePlus's previous phones hasn't quite been up to the standards set by other flagship phones.
OnePlus have also collaborated with Camera Benchmarking & Research Authority- DxOMark to come up with an excellent camera for the OnePlus 5. Recently, OnePlus also teased a camera sample on their social media accounts that shows off a really good low-light photo that is supposedly shot with the OnePlus 5. All these points mean one thing that OnePlus is working hard on the cameras and we can't wait to check it out!

Software & Extras:

As Android Oreo is still in beta and there's some time for it to roll out as a stable version to the public, the OnePlus 5 shall undoubtedly come with Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box, enhanced with Oxygen OS 4.1.x, with an Oreo update by the end of this year.
The Alert Slider, which is a OnePlus exclusive hardware feature, is said to make a comeback on the 5. Also, the headphone jack, which was previously rumored to be removed is now believed to be on the top of the phone, instead of the bottom.

Release Date:

The OnePlus 5 is due to launch on the 15th Of June, as seen in a leaked image. It's expected to ship out by the end of June or the beginning of July.

Price & Availability:

It's rumored that we'll see an increase in price from the 3T, and that's expected as the price of manufacturing also increases every year. The prices of the OnePlus 5 are supposed to start from $499 USD (about INR 32,999) and go up to $600 (about INR 39,999). The phone shall be available on their own site as well as partners like Amazon in various countries.

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