Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is ready with its next flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 after the tremendous success of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. The device has already created a lot of hype ever since its announcement. After huge speculation, it is finally stated for an official release on 22nd June in India at NSCI Dome, Mumbai (2pm onwards) and on 20th June in New York.
OnePlus 5 will most likely come with Qualcomm's latest processor Snapdragon 835 and a 5.5-inch QHD display. Additionally, the company might boost the RAM to 8 GB from 6 GB. It is also rumored to feature dual 23 MP cameras with OIS on the rear. The battery capacity is rumored to be around 3,000 -3,300 mAh, which if true would be strange because OnePlus 3T had a 3,400 mAh battery. OnePlus will be offering the OnePlus 5 in two variants where the 6GB variant could cost Rs. 32,999 and the 8GB variant OnePlus 5 price would be around Rs. 37,999.
Key Specifications and features :
|Display||5.5-inch QHD AMOLED, 1440x2560 pixels, 534 ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.35GHz|
|Camera||20MP dual rear cameras, LED Flash ; Front 16MP|
|Software||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Internal Storage||Non-expandable 64GB/128GB (No microSD card slot)|
The detailed insight into OnePlus 5 Features are :
OnePlus was always stuck to the full HD displays in their flagship devices whereas all the major flagship phones have moved on to the QHD display. With OnePlus 5, the company is expected to finally incorporate 2K display resolution in its upcoming device. OnePlus 5 will come with 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED (2560x1440 px) display. Due to this high 2K resolution, it offers great visual experience to the users while watching movies and gaming as it can easily support Google's Daydream VR platform.
OnePlus 5 is equipped with most advanced hardware which will definitely set new benchmarks for other 2017 flagship phones. The OnePlus 3 and 3T came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 likewise whereas OnePlus 5 will boast of Qualcomm’s latest and best Snapdragon 835 chipset which is co/mobiles/oneplus-5.php#expert_reviewsmparatively smaller and faster. The phone is likely to feature 8GB RAM as in Asus Zenfone AR.
The dual set of rear cameras is the main highlight of this latest upcoming flagship smartphone, out of which one of the two sensors will be 23MP whereas other sensor has not been disclosed in public. The company has partnered with DxO Labs to enhance camera experience on OnePlus 5. Lets see what type of camera sensors will the company incorporate in its next flagship devices ranging from RGB+ monochrome sensor or may be a telephoto lens on the front snapper to allow optical zoom.
OnePlus 5 is rumored to sport a 3300mAh battery. The last year’s flagship killer OnePlus 3T came with 3400mAh battery. The smartphone maker has made improvisation in this device by including its dash charge 2.0 technology (which is one of the fastest in the market) to ensure the OnePlus 5 takes less than 30 minutes to charge it to 60% of its total capacity.
OnePlus 5 is more likely to run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat wrapped under out-of-box Oxygen OS. The UI will remain close to stock and easier to operate. The phone will also come with Google Assistant and to-be announced Android O-beta which will go live in coming days.
- Sports elegant metallic design
- Impressive camera performance
- Ample RAM and powerful hardware configuration ensuring fast multitasking and smooth performance
- Wide connectivity features
- QHD AMOLED display with Gorilla glass screen protection
- Good battery backup
- Dash charging feature
- No MicroSD card slot
- Non-removable battery
OnePlus 5 is undoubtedly packed with the best hardware specifications and features in the category but we will have to wait the actual reviews after the phone release that how well optimized and beneficial the overall experience ends up being to the user. It's great camera performance will not be able to match any other phone of peer brand in this price range. At OnePlus 5 price of around 33K, you cannot find a better choice. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 currently the only rival of OnePlus 5. In terms of design and looks, Samsung S8 scores little better than Oneplus 5. Oneplus 5 has aluminium body whereas Samsung S8 is made up of metal and full glass body. Both of them have similar sized QHD AMOLED display with 4K resolution. In terms of hardware specifications, OnePlus 5 is more powerful than S8 owing to its massive RAM capacity and advanced Snapdragon 835 chipset.