Call it the dearth of creativity or the no-risk-taker approach, OnePlus has not made any change to its new flagship smartphone. The OnePlus 5, which will make its debut in India in a few hours from now, was launched on June 20 in the international market. As early reviewers are taking apart the smartphone to understand its architecture, the latest report suggests that there is absolutely no difference between the display of the OnePlus 5 and older OnePlus 3, 3T models. Also Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked documentAlso Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to get just one Android OS update but 3 years of maintenance patches
OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080p) display. OnePlus has used an Optic AMOLED panel for the display which is the exact panel the company used in the older OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. Twitter user Roland Quandt revealed that OnePlus has used a Samsung S6E3FA5 display panel for the OnePlus 5 which is the same panel already used for the older models based on AIDA64 test. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
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The display in question delivers a pixel density of 401ppi and has a refresh rate of 60Hz. However, OnePlus did put in some efforts to improve the quality of the same panel on the OnePlus 5. As a report on Android Headline puts it, the company tweaked the display and the colors to make it stand out. OnePlus has added support for DCI-3 gamut which essentially delivers wider range of colors than the regular sRGB setup. It is also worth mentioning that the OnePlus 5 includes a Reading Mode that turns the display monochrome for a strain-free reading on the 5.5-inch display. There is also a Night Mode for a comfortable viewing experience which can also be counted as an improvement in terms of display quality even as the panel stays the same. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 dash charging vs Samsung Galaxy S8 adaptive fast charging compared
OnePlus 5 is one of the few smartphones to launch with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in India. The flagship smartphone takes design inspiration from the Oppo R11 and camera inspiration from the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. It is equipped with up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage. For photography, it packs a dual rear camera module with a pair of 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel telephoto lens. Up front, there is a 16-megapixel camera for video calling and selfies. It is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery supported with Dash Charge technology for rapid charging. The smartphone further runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Oxygen OS 4.5.0 layered above.
The smartphone is priced at $479 (approximately Rs 30,000) for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and $499 (approximately Rs 32,000) for the 8GB of RAM model. While the OnePlus 5 does boast some top-tier specifications, one of its highlights – the dual camera – appear to disappoint the early users. Whether it will create a stir in the Indian market is something we will be able to gauge after the OnePlus 5 goes on sale after its launch today at 2PM in India. RELATED: OnePlus 5 prices for China market revealed ahead of the official launch in India