OnePlus will launch its flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5 in India today. The event is scheduled to take place at 2:00 PM in Mumbai, after which the smartphone will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India at 4:30 PM. The smartphone was launched globally on June 20 and along with it the US pricing was revealed. The OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage is priced at $479 (Rs 31,000 approximately) and the 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage is priced at $499 (Rs 32,300 approximately). Even as we are just few hours away from the India launch, the smartphone s alleged pricing has been revealed. 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
The latest pricing revelation comes from Deals For Geeks via Twitter which says that the OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage is priced at Rs 33,000. The higher variant of the OnePlus 5 with 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 38,000 which is quite higher than the US pricing rounded off to Rs 32,300 approximately. However, it does come close to a previous leak which stated that the 8GB + 128GB variant would be priced at Rs 37,999. The pricing of the 6GB + 64GB variant also stays in the same pool as the previous leak gave a price tag of Rs 32,999.
The official India pricing of the OnePlus 5 will be known in a few hours at the launch event and is likely to be around what has been stated in the tweet. The OnePlus 5 is the most expensive OnePlus smartphone so far. Previously, the most expensive OnePlus smartphone was the OnePlus 3T Gunmetal variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at Rs 34,999. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 India prices leaked ahead of June 22 launch, 8GB RAM variant to cost Rs 37,999
OnePlus is known to price its flagship smartphones affordably as compared to other companies. However, with the increase in pricing every year, it brings up the question of whether OnePlus would retain its reputation as an affordable manufacturer or join the other companies in the traditional flagship league. As for now, OnePlus fans can enjoy the OnePlus 5 which comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and 2.5D curved glass on top, and Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC. ALSO READ: The OnePlus 5 is here, and this is it
The smartphone also comes with a dual camera setup which is a pair of 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors. Up front, the smartphone houses a 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. The OnePlus 5 is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery and comes with the company s Dash Charge technology. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Oxygen OS 4.5.0 on top. Its connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C port. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5: Top 5 features