OnePlus 5: All You Need To Know

People know Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus for its value-for-money smartphones. It isn’t easy for a new manufacturer to carve a space for itself. But OnePlus has been doing most things right to grab attention of millions of people around the world. With a few stunning phones already in its portfolio, the company is now reportedly working on its next flagship smartphone. Read on to know the latest on OnePlus 5 price in India, launch date, specifications and features.

OnePlus 5 - Alleged prototype

OnePlus 5 prototype (alleged). Photo courtesy Android Authority

OnePlus 5 Price

Price (expected) Rs 30,000 – Rs 35,000

At this price point, the OnePlus 5 will be among the most inexpensive smartphones to sport bleeding edge hardware. Some of the phone’s competitors (price wise) will include Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Below are the prices of all these phones:

Apple iPhone 6 Rs 36,990
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Rs 34,900

Before you think of saying anything about these phones, do note that these phones are still quite powerful. At the time of their launch, each phone had the best hardware and software that was available at that time. However, OnePlus 5 has an image to live up to and that image is of a flagship killer. We expect its pricing to reflect the same.

OnePlus 5 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) June/July, 2017

It has been confirmed that OnePlus 5 will be launched in the summer of 2017. Like we said, ruling out an early launch would not be wise as OnePlus is prone to surprising us all. Going by the news, the maximum you will have to wait for this smartphone is July 2017.

OnePlus 5 Specs

Processor 2.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
Display 5.5-inch Quad HD (2880x1440p) resolution, AMOLED, 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Oxygen OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat

Judging by the trend OnePlus has set, none of the rumoured specs here seem too good to be true. OnePlus claims that not using traditional marketing channels helps it saving costs and passing them to users. Looking at the hardware of the OnePlus 3/3T, the rumours around its successor’s hardware do seem to be true.

OnePlus 5 Camera

Primary Camera 23-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 16-megapixel

The camera specs on OnePlus 5 may not seem to be great on paper. The reality, however, is that OnePlus 3/3T came with quite good cameras. With a software fix, the OnePlus 2 clicked nice photos too. So, unless we can test the camera of this phone, we will reserve our judgement in this department.

Also Read: OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3 Comparison

OnePlus 5 Battery

Battery Size 3000mAh
Fast Charging Yes

OnePlus utilises Dash Charging for OnePlus 3/3T. The OnePlus 3/3T do not overheat with Dash Charging. This is yet another advantage OnePlus phones have over their rivals. Expect its successor to follow in OnePlus 3/3T’s footsteps in this department.

OnePlus 5 Features

  • Metal construction
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Snapdragon 835 Chip
  • 6/8GB RAM
  • AMOLED display
  • 23-megapixel primary camera
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dash Charging

Going by how great previous OnePlus smartphones were in value-for-money department, expect the OnePlus 3/3T successor to be no less. People are eagerly awaiting the OnePlus 5’s India launch. Are you awaiting its launch too?

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