OnePlus 5 launches with Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM, dual 16MP + 20 MP cameras, starting at $479

By on Email @exolete

After taking a look at the making of the OnePlus 5, the phone has finally gone official. OnePlus has gone with a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display which now has Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs on the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is paired with 6 or 8 GB of RAM based on the storage option you choose. There's 64GB or 128GB storage variants to choose from, which the company says now employs two lane transfer for faster installation speeds, boot time and app loading as well.

But the highlight here are the dual rear cameras on the OnePlus 5. There's a 16MP primary camera accompanied by a 20MP secondary sensor on the back. The second 20MP camera is used to capture depth information and also gives the OnePlus 5 the capability of 2X optical zoom, yes, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. There's a portrait mode available here too which blurs the background, highlighting the subject in front.

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On the design front, the OnePlus 5 comes with an anodized aluminum build which is just 7.25mm in thickness. It has a ceramic fingerprint sensor, similar to the OnePlus 3. All this is powered by a 3300 mAh battery which supports Dash Charging which allows it to give a full day of use in just a half hour of charge.

OnePlus 5 Specs

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED Display, Gorilla Glass 5, DCI-P3 Broader Color Coverage
  • 2.45GHz Octa-Core, Snapdragon 835 Processor
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, LPDDR4x for faster speed
  • 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, LPDDR4x for faster speed
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Oxygen OS
  • 16MP Rear Camera, Sony IMX398 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, EIS, secondary 20MP camera with f/2.6 aperture, Sony IMX350 sensor
  • 4K Video Capture at 30FPS, slow motion video capture at 120fps
  • 16MP Front Camera, Sony IMX371 sensor, f/2.0 Aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM (nano + nano)
  • 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 3300mAh Battery, Dash Charging

To start with, the OnePlus 5 will be available in Slate Gray and Midnight Black colors. It starts at $479 (Rs. 31,000) or 499 Euros for the 64GB storage variant with 6GB RAM, the 8GB RAM option with 128GB storage comes in at $539 (Rs. 35,000) or 559 Euros. It is now available to pre-order on in the US and Europe. India launch is set for Thursday and the OnePlus 5 will go on sale on, the same day at 4:30.