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OnePlus 5 Launched Globally

OnePlus 5 Launched Globally June 20, 2017Leave a comment

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OnePlus 5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones to launch this year. After a series of leaks, the OnePlus 5 had very little to reveal about itself at the launch, apart from officially confirming the leaks. OnePlus 5 has managed to gain quite a reputation in the Android community in very little time. The company’s idea of offering high-end specifications at affordable pricing has taken the market by storm.

Customer support is a key area of focus for a company like OnePlus. A large chunk of customers, especially in emerging markets, make their buying decisions based on the kind of support a particular company promises to offer. At the launch, OnePlus rolled out a special video explaining how the company’s customer support system works globally.

Design

OnePlus itself tweeted photos of the OnePlus 5 weeks before the official launch. Although the full design wasn’t shown off, everyone got a good hint of what’s coming. OnePlus 5 features a design that’s a bit unfamiliar with its previous design language.

The smartphone bears a stark resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus with its dual cameras at the back. The OnePlus 5 still comes with the old favorite 3.5mm audio jack. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the front panel, right on the home button. The recently announced Oppo R11 also looks quite similar to the OnePlus 5.

OnePlus 5 doesn’t stand out as far as looks are concerned. The OnePlus 5 features the same old recycled boring smartphone design inspired heavily from other smartphones in the market. The phone measures just 7.25mm, making it the slimmest OnePlus smartphone yet.

Features

Coming to features, the OnePlus 5 includes a powerful primary camera and an even improved version of the front-facing camera. OnePlus smartphones have been known to excel when it comes to mobile photography. The OnePlus 5 is no different. The company revealed photos taken by the OnePlus 5 well before the official launch, on Twitter.

OnePlus 5 features a much better camera from its predecessors. The company claims to have worked hard on improving the camera and its overall functionality. OnePlus 5 may not seem really special from a design point of view, but the company claims it is capable of taking some amazing photos.

The OnePlus 5 employs a telephoto lens combination just like what we’ve seen on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The same camera assembly was seen on the Oppo R11 (which is owned by the same company that runs OnePlus). OnePlus claims it put in a large amount of work in terms of developing software for the camera. The dual cameras are powered by 16MP and 20PM sensors made by Sony.

From the initial photos we’ve seen during the launch as well as the camera photos released prior to the launch, the OnePlus 5 does seem like it could challenge just about any smartphone in the market right now in terms of camera quality.

Specifications

OnePlus 5 Key Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch display
  • 16MP front-facing camera
  • 8GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • Android 7.1 OS out of the box
  • 23MP rear camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • Bluetooth 5.0 support
  • 3300 mAh battery

Price & Availability

The OnePlus 5 comes in two variants. The OnePlus 5  will be priced at $479. The two colors available initially include Midnight Black and Slate Gray. The smartphone will be available starting June 27.

The Indian prices for the OnePlus 5 will be confirmed on 22 June when the smartphone launches here officially.

Shubham's day job revolves around crunching numbers for a big-data analytics company. When he gets bored of complicated calculations, he comes home and writes about technology. Contact: [email protected]

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