OnePlus has already unveiled its new OnePlus 5 device on June 20 globally, but they’re holding a separate launch event in Mumbai, India. While the hardware aspects of the device are no surprise, the price will be a major factor in its success in the country.
The OnePlus 5 has drawn some flak due to its iPhone-like design and the company reportedly also cheated on Benchmark tests.
The 6GB/64GB variant will go on sale for Rs. 32,999 and the bigger 8GB/128GB variant will go on sale for Rs.37,999.
The OnePlus 5 will go on sale today as an Amazon Exclusive at 4:30 pm (IST) and the only other place you can purchase it is from the OnePlus online and offline store.
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Display and Design
The OnePlus 5 undoubtedly borrows a lot from Apple’s iPhone 7 form factor, and it shows. The device sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) AMOLED display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Fingerprint sensor is mounted on the home button located on the front panel of the device, flanked by capacitive touch buttons for going back or checking out the recent apps.
Memory, Storage and Processor
Going strong on the hardware front, the OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest offering, the octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, the thinnest processor chip at 10nm which clocks at 2.45GHz and is supported by Adreno 540 GPU.
The processor not only consumes less battery juice but also renders graphics quicker.
The device comes in two variants. One of the variants sports 6GB RAM accompanied by 64GB (UFS 2.1) of internal storage while the higher one sports 8GB RAM accompanied by 128GB of internal storage.
None of the variants come with an expandable storage slot.
OnePlus has joined the camera innovation band by diving into the dual-lens camera ecosphere in smartphone tech.
The primary camera setup on the rear gets dual 16MP and 20MP (telephoto) lenses with dual-LED flash and the front sports a 16MP camera.
The device will run on Android Nougat out-of-the-box and is expected to get an Android O update soon after it is available.
The OnePlus 5 will be available in Midnight Black and Slate Gray colours.
Corroborating with earlier reports, OnePlus 5 will be smoother than ever as the company has not only focussed on providing the best hardware specs to its new flagship killer but has worked on its software to work well in sync with the hardware.
The phone is also getting a reading mode alongside other software innovations which will ensure better performance.
“Our engineers tested why scrolling occasionally differed between phones. As a result, apps respond quickly to your touch for a seamless user experience. We’re driven to perfect even the smallest aspects of our products and when you get your hands on the OnePlus 5, we hope you’ll notice the difference” Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said.
The company has also improved its customer service with offline service centres and pick up and drop service for services too.
The OnePlus 5 is going into direct competition with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7 and with the given price tag coupled alongwith its hardware and software features, the OnePlus 5 will be an unstoppable beast in the market.
The OnePlus 5 has already crossed a million ‘Notify Me’ request on Amazon India’s website even before the event had started.
The company also announced four pop-up events in India following the launch. New Delhi on June 23, Chennai on June 24, Bangalore on June 24 and Hyderabad on June 25.