oneplus 5

In what has already outgrown the anticipation one associates with a Samsung Galaxy launch, the hugely anticipated (Dare I say that word again!) OnePlus 5 is finally here. Packing in an iPhone 7 Plus like dual camera at the back (for which OnePlus founders admitted to have taken cues from Apple) as its USP, the OnePlus 5 is an absolute stunner in design, and continues to be what it has been — an affordable flagship killer.

Lets quickly start with a spec run down.

The OnePlus 5 basically is a phone, wherein the company has squarely focussed on what consumers are desiring the most from their phones these days — a mindblowing camera. The OnePlus 5 features a dual camera setup, with two lenses — a 20MP and a 16MP one. ON the technical front, these come up with F/2.6 and F/1.7 apertures respectively.

In a recent pre-launch interview with The Verge, which basically revealed almost everything about the phone, the founders accepted that its the camera they have focussed on. The launch slogan “Focus on What Matters”, pretty much puts things in perspective.

Moving on, the device fronts a 5.5″ AMOLED display with 1080p aspect ration. The device packs in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, clocking speeds of upto 2.45Ghz at its peak. The device comes in two RAM options, 6GB and 8GB, the latter obviously being costlier.  Storage too has two options, 64Gb and 128GB.

Whats interesting is that the device — as rumoured —  does not come with a display integrated fingerprint sensor. It comes with a standard,0.2 seconds reaction time, ceramic fingerprint sensor. OnePlus 5 battery capacity is 3300mAh, 100mAh smaller than that of the OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 5 runs the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, with the usual custom Oxygen OS on top. The software adds a new Reading Mode, which can alter the screen temperature and calibrate the display to match your ambient lighting. Users can set individual apps, for example Kindle, to turn on Reading Mode automatically. Oxygen OS also comes with “refined design language” and several bug fixes to improve the user experience.

Coming to the price….haven’t you all waited for this ! Here it is :

OnePlus 5 price in the US is $479 (roughly ₹30,800), while it will be EUR 499 (approximately₹35,000) in Europe. Though the company did not make it clear, you can fairly consider the prices to be of the 64GB variant.

The company will be hosting smaller events across the globe, where OnePlus 5 will be available to purchase offline, in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai over the next few days. The India price is likely to be between ₹33k-₹37k for various models.

As has been the case with previous launches, the OnePlus 5 is also coming up with its own et of unique accessories, which also includes a backpack that your dear dog can carry. These accessories also include stuff like robust back covers, headsets and more.

This is a developing story, refresh to know more…

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