After several rumors and teasers, OnePlus finally unveiled the much awaited and highly anticipated flagship device of the year the OnePlus 5. This iteration of the company’s flagship device is the successor of the out going OnePlus 3T which further improve the overall hardware features while maintaining the same future-proof and constantly improving underlying software.
When the first OnePlus device went out in the market, the company focused basically on hardware features that was available on flagship devices back then in a more affordable package but this time however, besides the flagship specs, OnePlus now includes its imaging capabilities as one of the key focus on the new flagship.
No doubt, OnePlus design is one of the remarkable handset design in years and the company continues to explore the best possible build for their handset which resulted into in meticulously crafted, highly premium design with only high quality materials to manufacture each piece. The OnePlus 5 is also the thinnest of the flagship handset released by OnePlus at only 7.25mm. Out of its thin build, the OnePlus 5 comes with a 3300 mAh embedded battery which is projected to provide an ample juice for a whole day of use.
Externally, the OnePlus 5 is an eye-catching premium built quality device with the precision cut curved edges that a horizon-like division. The antenna lines are completely flashed out on the top and bottom giving the impression of a continuous and smooth finish.
The new flagship comes with the same type of display AMOLED display as its predecessors with a 1080p resolution, this time around though the display supports DCIP3 for better viewing experience in addition to RGB and standard display options.
Now, what we’ve all been waiting for is here. It was a pretty requested feature and OnePlus listens, following the trend in mobile camera setups, the OnePlus 5 is now equipped with a dual sensor module rear cameras with its main snapper at 16 Megapixels with a bright f/1.7 Aperture, perfectly built for low-light photography.
The secondary sensor from the main module is a 20 Megapixel sensor that sits behind a Telephoto lens, it enables Portrait mode with bokeh effect. Apart from taking incredible photos, this sensor also help to focus on the subject much faster with 40% performance boost from previous camera focus implementation by OnePlus.
Generally, a OnePlus handset is expected to come with a superb hardware specs and the OnePlus 5 is not going to disappoint fans. Underneath is protective body shell, it house the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 at its heart coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. A fast UFS 2.1 storage is embedded with either 64GB or a beefier 128GB of on board storage respectively. Though it’s not really necessary to mention it, but the OnePlus 5 like its predecessor don’t have a microSD slot, but then we have that in mind already and it seems a default for a OnePlus device after all.
The new OnePlus 5 comes will all the connectivity option that you’d expect for a flagship handset including NFC, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and of course there’s the 3.5 mm audio jack that seems to refuse to die and stay relevant despite the advancements of other, more potentially capable options.
OnePlus 5 will be available to customers starting on June 27 at OnePlus.net. Users can grab either of these two color options: Slate Gray and Midnight Black. As for the price, the new OnePlus 5 starts at $480 for its 6GB/64GB variant while the highest spec’d version should cost $540.