There has been no shortage of chatter, no end to the leaks and rumors, and no limit to the speculation. But today, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced the company’s latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. Nothing was left to imagination though, and we’ve been seeing plenty of pictures and details on the phone coming to light. Also Read - Nothing ear (1) to be sold exclusively on Flipkart in India
We’ve had a chance to play around with the OnePlus 5, and we will be bringing you our full review of the phone very soon. For now, here’s our first look at the OnePlus 5. Also Read - OnePlus Community Sale offers listed: Discounts on OnePlus 9, earbuds and more
Exactly what we’ve been expecting
The OnePlus 5 is exactly what we’ve seen in the pictures, videos and television ads featuring a well-known actor in the Indian film industry. At the front of the phone, it’s fairly similar to the OnePlus 3T, with a screen that is the same size and design that sticks to the proven formula. The fingerprint sensor is at the front right below the screen, with the power button and SIM tray on the right, alert slider and volume buttons on the left, and the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm jack and speaker grille at the bottom. Also Read - OnePlus could soon come under Oppo's shelter, suggests new leaked document
The phone is available in two color variants, slate gray and midnight black. We’re familiar with the midnight black color option already, since it’s the same as the limited edition of the OnePlus 3T that was launched back in March this year. Slate gray is a new color variant, although it does have its similarities to the gunmetal gray color option that we’ve seen earlier on OnePlus phones.
The phone appears to be a bit slimmer than the OnePlus 3T, with slightly rounded edges at the back. A handful of protective cases will go on sale with the phone itself, with different looks and finishes. The current options are Sandstone, Ebony Wood, Rosewood and Karbon, with the latter three made for OnePlus by Evutec, which also made covers last year for the OnePlus 3.
The OnePlus 5 doesn’t appear to change much from the OnePlus 3T based on pictures of the phone, with the only significant differences being the dual-camera set up at the rear where the 3T has a single camera. Sure, there are similarities to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Oppo R11, but OnePlus’ color options and design language will help in setting it apart. Still, we’ll wait till June 22 to get a better idea on the OnePlus 5.
We’re looking forward to the India launch of the OnePlus 5, which is scheduled to take place on June 22 in Mumbai. We’ll be bringing you more coverage as we find out more about the phone, so stay tuned.