OnePlus 5 launched in India
The device will be sold exclusively on Amazon India in association with OnePlus
To recap the basics, the OnePlus 5 comes with a Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Chipset that’s powered by 4 Kyro cores clocked in at 2.45 GHz and 4 A-53 cores under-clocked at 1.9 GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 540 which is 25% faster than its predecessor. It has a 5.5 inch Optic AMOLED screen set at 1080P resolution that supports a DCI-p3 color gamut. The phone supports 6 GB and 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM with 64 GB and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage respectively. The 3300 mAH battery comes with the famed Dash Charge. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a USB Type-C port. The headphone jack is alive (to a thunderous applause by the Indian crowd) as is the slider on the side to switch between different modes.
Szymon Kopec, OnePlus Product Manager introduced the OnePlus Camera (again to a huge round of applause). The presentation beats were essentially the same as the New York Keynote. You get a 16 MP f/1.7 Primary Camera sensor accompanied with a 20 MP f/2.0 Telephoto lens. The wider Aperture allows it to capture more light. It supports 2x Lossless zoom and Portrait (Bokeh) Mode. Several open comparisons were made with the iPhone 7 Plus stills (wonder what Apple would have to say to that).
The phone comes with Oxygen OS on top of Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box. It will come with the option of a Quick Payment Mode for the Indian audience in association with PayTM, India’s leading Digital Payments Platform. This will essentially allow the user to pay with their PayTM accounts on the OnePlus 5 without unlocking their phones. The PayTM team-up wasn’t the only India-specific thing. Bollywood Actor Vir Das, also a OnePlus user, also showed up on stage to announce the winners of OnePlus’s lottery prize winners who were chosen after an on-stage activity.
The phone is available in two colors – Midnight Black and Slate Gray. It come in two configurations: A 6 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage variant that costs ₹ 32,999 and an 8 GB RAM / 128 GB Storage variant that costs ₹ 37,999. Four cases, a backpack and some other accessories are also available for purchase. The OnePlus 5 is now listed on the official website and goes on sale in Amazon India starting 4:30 PM today.
Update: The phone is now on sale on both platforms and begins shipping from June 27.