Two days after unveiling the OnePlus 5 globally, the company has announced the Flagship Killer in India. At an event in Mumbai, OnePlus pulled off the wraps of its latest smartphone along with the complete pricing and availability details. The OnePlus 5 comes in two variants with 6GB of RAM/64GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. The 6GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 32,999, while the 8GB/128GB option costs Rs. 37,999. Both the variants will be up for sale in India from 4:30 PM today via Amazon India.
Rest of the specifications of the OnePlus 5 are similar to the global variant. It features the dual camera setup at the back, comprising a primary 16MP sensor for regular RGB shots, and a 20MP telephoto lens for 2x zoomed images. The camera also comes with a Portrait mode, which is still in the nascent stages. The smartphone also has a 16MP front-facing camera, same as the OnePlus 3T.
The OnePlus 5 has the powerful hardware in any smartphone now. Although it uses the same 5.5-inch Full HD display, the internals are upgraded to compete with the 2017 flagship phones. The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with a 2.4GHz octa-core CPU on top. It also has a 6GB and 8GB of RAM along with 64GB, 128GB storage respectively.
OnePlus is betting big on the user experience of the OnePlus 5. The phone runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and the company has added some nifty features such as reading mode, extended screenshot, three finger drag screenshot, etc. All these features will make their way to the OnePlus 3 and 3T with a software update.
The OxygenOS also comes with OxygenOS Quick Pay. And for this, the company has partnered with Paytm. So, by long pressing the home button of the device, the OnePlus 5 opens up the Paytm app barcode scanner screen, allowing you to pay the merchant quickly.
There are connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. The OnePlus 5 is the only smartphone which supports all the 34 network bands across the globe. There’s NFC support as well.
Lastly, the battery of the OnePlus 5 is decreased to 3300mAh, compared to the 3400mAh seen on the OnePlus 3T. And yes, it has Dash Charge support as well, which delivers a complete day of battery life with a 30-minute charge.
Amazon India is offering a few offers for users whoever purchases the OnePlus 5. Users will get Amazon Pay credit amount cash back along with Kindle credits as well. Customers will also get free 4G data from Vodafone, and there is an accidental damage protection offer as well.
Furthermore, OnePlus is launching 50 service points across the country, promising a one-hour repair. The company is also adding free pickup and delivery service, along with pricing quotes mentioned for each and every issue on the company’s website. This will essentially allow users to know the price quote right from sitting in the home itself.
OnePlus also unveiled five new back cases for the OnePlus 5, along with two new OnePlus travel backpacks.