The wait is finally over as the highly anticipated OnePlus 5 smartphone has now been launched globally. The design and details regarding the smartphone were leaked on various occasions and the smartphone looks as spectacular as it appeared in the leaks. Although there wasn’t much left unknown about the smartphone, the major question was about the price which was assumed to be slightly higher. OnePlus 5 comes at a starting price of $479 which roughly translates to Rs. 30,900 and will be available from June 27 world wide.
As we’ve seen in the renders earlier, the design of the smartphone is sleek and stylish. It is just 7.25 mm thin making it the slimmest flagship ever from OnePlus, again something that was claimed by the company previously. The smartphone holds a horizontally aligned dual rear camera setup along with LED flash much like the iPhone 7 Plus, as it was speculated. OnePlus 5 comes in 2 color options i.e Midnight Black and Slate Gray which look quite similar.
The company had already announced its partnership with DxO to develop the camera of OnePlus 5, where it also claimed that the OnePlus 5 will have the best smartphone camera. Considering the features and lenses used, it appears that the smartphone indeed lived up to the expectations, atleast on paper.
The OnePlus 5 sports two sensors at the back, one main 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and another 20-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture. At the front there is a 16 MP camera for detailed selfies giving tough fight to other selfie centric smartphones around, the company also notes that there is a portrait mode, and that 80 percent of the camera’s success is because of the work put into its software, and that this will be the differentiating factor for the smartphone.
Coming down to the specifications, the smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) AMOLED display with support for the DCI-P3 color space. OnePlus 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as it was confirmed by the company previously. The smartphone comes in two variants, i.e. with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM coupled with 64 GB/ 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
The smartphone is running on OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. OnePlus 5 packs a 3,300 mAh battery with Dash Charge, capable of taking the device from 0 to 92% of charge in just one hour. The smartphone comes with NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 similar to that of Galaxy S8. The fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button will unlock the smartphone in mere 0.2 seconds.
The smartphone is all set to launch in India on 22nd June at 2:00 PM in Mumbai and pop-up events will also be organised in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru. The OnePlus 5 is also expected to go on sale at 4:30 PM on 22nd June in India at Amazon.
We’ll be back with detailed report on OnePlus 5 soon, stay tuned!