After the global reveal of the OnePlus 5 by CEO Pete Lau on June 20, the company has launched the phone in India today. The device is priced at Rs 32,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at Rs 37,999. The smartphone goes on open sale today exclusively through Amazon India, with no invites or registration needed to purchase the phone.
Notably, this is the most expensive smartphone by OnePlus to date, taking the pricing of the phone well over Rs 30,000. Although priced considerably lower than flagship devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, Sony and LG, the OnePlus 5 no longer falls within affordable levels. The phone will be available in two color variants — slate gray and midnight black, and comes with Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box with Oxygen OS 4.5.0 on top.
Notably, despite the launch of the new flagship device, the previous generation OnePlus 3T also remains on sale in India, and will be available to buy for the time being, presumably till stocks last. The OnePlus 3T was launched in December last year, and remains on sale at an official price of Rs 29,999, albeit with plenty of offers and cash-back deals that will bring the price down in certain conditions. RELATED: OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: What s different?
OnePlus 5 Specifications, features
The OnePlus 5 comes with a dual-camera setup at the rear. With a 20-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensor at the back, the phone is capable of up to 2X lossless zoom using the 20-megapixel telephoto lens, and can also use data from the two sensors to create a depth-of-field effect, similar to Apple s Portrait Mode. This is achieved thanks to the main Sony IMX398 sensor featuring a wider f/1.7 aperture, while the secondary Sony IMX350 telephoto sensor comes with a narrower f/2.6 aperture. The camera also features EIS, 4K video recording and RAW format capture, while the front camera is a 16-megapixel shooter with EIS and f/2.0 aperture.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is fabricated on the 10nm process and comes with eight custom Kyro cores providing the processing power and a clock speed of up to 2.45GHz. Internal storage and RAM vary according to the version you buy, with the lower-priced variant offering 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the higher-priced variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The RAM is at LPDDR4X specification, while the storage is up to UFS 2.1 standards. DON’T MISS: OnePlus 5 review roundup: Affordable flagship smartphone with unimpressive dual-camera
The OnePlus 5 has a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) AMOLED screen and comes with a reading mode for comfortable viewing. Armed with a 3,300mAh battery, the smartphone also comes with support for the Dash Charge fast-charging format by OnePlus. Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX audio codec for wireless music listening, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and universal LTE band and VoLTE support are also present.
OnePlus 5 also comes with Paytm integration as a part of Oxygen OS. Long press on the fingerprint scanner opens the Paytm payment page, where you can scan the barcode or choose from your contacts to make cashless payments.