Update – The aggrieved customer Kapil Tandon revealed to BGR India that Amazon India has authorized a return and replace. However, as the handset is out of stock, they offered him a full refund instead. Tandon also revealed that he found the volume switch ‘loosely placed inside the package’. Also Read - Confirmed! OnePlus 9T series not launching, but there’s OnePlus 9 RT coming soonAlso Read - OnePlus, Oppo unified OS to launch in 2022, will debut on OnePlus 10 flagship phone
Just a day before the OnePlus 5 goes on open sales globally, a customer in India reportedly received a faulty unit of the flagship smartphone. Aggrieved customer, Kapil Tandon, posted an image of the device on social media with a caption that reads, “Guys this is what assembling in india does? The just delivered #OnePlus5 Volume button/switch missing!!” The OnePlus 5 was launched in India last week, and was available through Amazon India and OnePlus online and offline pop-up stores. Also Read - Best 12GB RAM phones for gaming to buy in September 2021
The image in Tandon’s tweet appears slightly out of focus, however, one could see the volume rocker slot, right below the alert slider, empty. Tandon’s Twitter bio reads, “CMD Ushnakmal Group Of Cos., Fashion Designer, Economist, Economic History and Technical Analysis. Ex-Director ATMA.” The tweet, posted on June 25 does not clearly state if the device was purchased online or through one of the pop-up stores. BGR India has reached out to Tandon, OnePlus India and Amazon India for more clarity on the issue.
OnePlus 5 is the company’s latest flagship smartphone and boasts top-tier features. Available in two variants boasting 6GB and 8GB of RAM, they are priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999 respectively. Given the high-end specifications, including dual-camera module, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Soc, OnePlus 5 competes against the likes of Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8 to name a few. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 features the same display panel used for the OnePlus 3, 3T: Report
It is worth mentioning that even prior to its launch, the OnePlus 5 was overshadowed with a range of controversies including a design language which is similar to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, an unimpressive camera, and alleged rigging of benchmark scores. Even as the smartphone is yet to go on open sales globally, there have been early reviews that nonetheless call the flagship device a value for money proposition. RELATED: OnePlus 5 Review: Feel the power
OnePlus 5 specifications, features
The OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM. It further includes 64GB or 128GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card. For photography, it includes a pair of 16-megapixel primary + 20-megapixel telephoto zoom lens at the rear, and up front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. It is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery supported with Dash Charge. The OnePlus runs on Android Nougat with Oxygen OS layered above. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS.