OnePlus has confirmed that the next flagship device, OnePlus 5 is arriving on June 20. While initially, there were hints and leaks around the launch date, CEO Carl Pei confirmed the date through Twitter. 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
OnePlus has managed to build a massive and loyal fan base in a relatively short span. The first OnePlus managed to win hearts with high-end software at a relatively cheaper price and since then, the brand has continued the tradition. OnePlus is skipping the number 4, moving from OnePlus 3T straight on to OnePlus 5. The company of late has drawn flak after many loyal fans questioned the decision to pull OnePlus 3 from the market just within a few months post launch and replace it with OnePlus 3T and repeat the procedure weeks before the OnePlus 5 launch. Also Read - Best 12GB RAM phones for gaming to buy in September 2021
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While the OnePlus 3T sales have been halted in most countries, Carl Pei has confirmed that the phone will continue to be available in India until December, even post the launch of OnePlus 5. The one thing that sets OnePlus apart from most of the other brands has been the focus on one good device a year – much like the Apple tradition. The recent changes have set high expectations from OnePlus 5. Carl Pei has been ardently taking feedback from users on Twitter asking for preferences when it comes to features and specifications and the questions have given more than a hint at what the upcoming phone will entail. ALSO READ: OnePlus 2 will not receive Android 7.0 Nougat update
OnePlus 5 specifications
While a few of the hardware specifications have been confirmed, others are still guesswork. The phone will feature the most recent Snapdragon 835 chipset, one powering most flagships from Samsung Galaxy S8 to Xiaomi Mi 6. The device is most likely to run Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box with Oxygen OS. Little else is known in terms of internal storage though the phone is expected to debut with 64GB/128GB/256GB variants with 6GB RAM. The display will be a 5.5-inch FHD display as previous leaks have hinted at.
One the camera front, the smartphone is most likely to feature a dual lens snapper though nothing is confirmed. OnePlus has tied up with DxO to improve camera performance. The Twitter teaser does hint at the stress on focus and clarity, though it is unclear what features and software tweaks the phone will feature to achieve the same. Keeping the phone in class with top flagships, the battery is expected to be over 3000mAh with quick charge technology. ALSO READ: Our first batch had just 1,000 phones: OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei
On the design front, there have been mixed rumors with some suggesting the phone resembles the iPhone wit the dual horizontal camera on the back and the antenna design being similar to Apple’s. However, more recent image leaks have shown a relatively traditional design with a vertical dual camera set-up in the center on the rear panel of the phone. While most of the US and UK will get the device by the 20th or the 21st, the Indian launch is still some weeks away. There is no word on the pricing but expect the OnePlus 5 to come with a decent price hike and be in the over Rs 30,000 segment.