OnePlus 5 Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far
The OnePlus 5 is one hotly anticipated phone. That’s one thing everyone can agree upon regardless of whether you love or hate it. Over the last few weeks and months, the phone has been in constant circulation across the online world due in part to the steady stream of rumors (intentional or otherwise) that have been popping up about it.
In anticipation of its unveiling next week, we at Appocalypse decided to collate all the information that’s out there about the phone into one single post. And based on what is out there, we doubt there’s anything left to reveal.
The successor to the immensely popular and well received OnePlus 3 (and subsequently the OnePlus 3T), the OnePlus 5 is the next flagship in OnePlus’s lineup. The Chinese company which along with Vivo and Oppo is a subsidiary of parent company BBK Electronics has decided to skip the number 4 due to it being considered unlucky in China.
The phone boasts of impressive specs among which are included the following:
- A 5.5 inch HD or Quad-HD AMOLED screen depending on which rumors you believe
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset manufactured on Qualcomm’s latest 14nm process and being marketed as the chip for this year’s flagships. The 14 nm process makes it 10% more power efficient and around 20% faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 821. The Adreno 540 will be the GPU on board.
- At least 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage with options for 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB / 256 GB of storage being available as well
- A 12 MP dual camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and LED Flash with rumored support for up to 4K video recording. The dual cameras will be placed horizontally as opposed to the iPhone’s vertical placement. Also on offer, is an 8 MP front camera for selfies, itself capable of 1080p video recording.
While these are the most important specs, the phone is also rumored to come with a 3300 mAH battery and support for Bluetooth 5.0. It will also apparently run the Nougat build of Android (7.1.1) out of the box.
After multiple teases in the last month or so, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus will be announced June 20 with launch events being held in China on June 21 and in India on June 22. Specifically in India, the launch event will be held in Mumbai although pop-up events will be held at stores across New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The event is open for all people to attend and passes are being sold for INR 999 (Update: It’s Sold Out). Event details are available here and here.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to be available for purchase online. Their primary partner once again is Amazon though it should also be available on the OnePlus official store.
There have been all sorts of rumors regarding the phone’s pricing. Although earlier rumors pegged it at somewhere close to $450, it seems like a given now that the OnePlus 5 will cost somewhere north of $500. For comparison, the OnePlus 3T cost around $439 at its launch.
Recently, the phone’s Indian price was also leaked from the source code on its Amazon India listing page. According to these rumors, the phone will be sold in the Indian market in two versions with the 6 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage version costing INR 32,999 and the 8 GB RAM / 128 GB version costing 37,999, making it quite more expensive than its predecessor.
One more thing. The company did receive some negative attention from fans off late when it showed off the phone’s designs which, by all accounts, was strikingly similar to that of the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus duo. Regardless of all the negative press though, the company still commands high respect for offering a budget flagship and the OnePlus 5 by all accounts remains a highly anticipated device.
Whether or not it will receive the same love as the OnePlus 3 / 3T is something we’ll find out on June 20. Stay Tuned at Appocalypse as we’ll be covering the launch event as it unfolds.