Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus is known for its mid-ranged smartphones packed with high-end specs. 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, called the OnePlus 5. Read on to know the latest on OnePlus 5 price, launch date, specs, camera, battery and features:
You must be wondering that, with company’s last launches being OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, its forthcoming flagship should be called OnePlus 4. Well, rumours suggest that OnePlus is skipping the OnePlus 4 altogether as number ‘4’ is considered unlucky in China.
OnePlus 5 Price
|Price||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 OnePlus 5’s competitors (price wise) will include Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Asus ZenFone Zoom and Sony Xperia Z5 Dual. Below are the prices of all these phones:
|Apple iPhone 6||Rs 36,990|
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||Rs 34,900|
|Asus ZenFone Zoom||Rs 37,999|
|Xperia Z5 Dual||Rs 31,990|
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. At least it is priced that way.
OnePlus 5 Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||Early H2 2017|
Since OnePlus has launched the OnePlus3T a few months ago, don’t expect its successor to come to India anytime before the second half of 2017. However, ruling out an early launch would not be wise as OnePlus is prone to surprising us all. Still, the second half of 2017 is a safe guess for the launch of OnePlus 5.
OnePlus 5 Specs
|Processor||2.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD display|
|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 OnePlus 5’s hardware do seem to be true.
OnePlus 5 Camera
|Primary Camera||23-megapixel with flash|
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 and with a software fix, the OnePlus2’s camera clicked nice photos too. So, unless we can test the camera of this phone, we will reserve our judgement in this department.
OnePlus 5 Battery
OnePlus utilises Dash Charging for OnePlus3/3T. The fact that OnePlus3/3T do not overheat with Dash Charging proves that this is another area where OnePlus has an edge over rivals phone makers. Expect the OnePlus 5 to follow in OnePlus3/3T’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. This smartphone is being awaited with bated breath by enthusiasts and prospective owners worldwide. Are you awaiting its launch too?