At last, OnePlus has made the OnePlus 5 official. And there’s nothing much new about the smartphone, thanks to the leaks and rumours. The OnePlus 5 is one of the much-anticipated smartphones of 2017, and the company has lived up to the fans expectations. The OnePlus 5 succeeds the OnePlus 3T and comes in two colour options- Midnight Black and Slate Grey. Both the variants look gorgeous.
Furthermore, the OnePlus 5 is all about the camera because there are not many changes to the design of the phone, compared to the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The OnePlus 5 also comes with improved Oxygen OS, which now has more features. Take a look at what the OnePlus 5 has to offer.
Design and Display
The OnePlus 5 looks similar to the OnePlus 3 & 3T from the front, but the device is different from the rear. Ahead of the launch, OnePlus touted that the OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship phone ever and it’s the slimmest OnePlus flagship phone with a thickness of 7.25mm.
The OnePlus 5 retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, alert slider, and USB Type-C port. The OnePlus 5 has the same 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, same as the OnePlus 3T.
As confirmed, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, clubbed with a 2.45Ghz octa-core CPU. The phone comes in two options- 6GB RAM with 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device has Adreno 540 GPU, which is 25 percent powerful than the Adreno 530 GPU.
The OnePlus 5 supports 34 LTE bands across the world and is a global smartphone. It comes with support for Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and GLONASS.
The smartphone also has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button, like the previous OnePlus phones. The scanner promises to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds.
As said earlier, OnePlus is betting big on the camera of the OnePlus 5 and is looking to take on the flagship phones such as Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, LG G6, and HTC U11. The device houses two cameras at the back- one is a 16MP Sony IMX398 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, fast autofocus, and a dual tone LED flash. There’s a 20MP telephoto lens which can capture 2x zoomed images without losing details. The camera also has a portrait mode, which adds background blur to the images. The handset comes with a 16MP selfie camera.
Another aspect in which OnePlus is looking to improve the OnePlus 5 from its predecessors is the software segment. The OnePus 5 boots Oxygen OS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which now has few new features such as backlight adjusting, app tuner, etc. The software is also optimised to consume less power this time around.
The OnePlus 5 is fuelled with a smaller 3300mAh battery with the company’s trademark Dash Charge technology. The OnePlus 5 charges nearly 60 percent in just 30 minutes and will become the 2017 fastest charging smartphone.
OnePlus 5 Pricing
Numerous rumours were claiming that the OnePlus 5 will be a premium smartphone and will cost above $500 in the US. However, that isn’t the case. The OnePlus 5 will retail for $479 in the US and costs 499 Euro in Europe. The device will be launched in India on June 22.
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