After confirming that OnePlus 5 will be launched on June 20, the Chinese OEM seems quite excited about the phone’s release to an extent that it’s no longer saving the phone for this date.
Yes, OnePlus has decided to go public with an image of what the new OnePlus 5 will look like. The company took to Twitter to make this news public, confirming what has been in the rumor mills for quite some time now.
From the image, it’s true that OnePlus 5 will come with a dual-lens camera on the back. Unlike previous leaks where the phone had been touted to ship with a vertical camera arrangement, the image confirms that OnePlus has joined a series of companies that have been going after the same Apple iPhone 7 Plus design.
Some commenters have been quick to note that the new OnePlus 5 looks like an iPhone 7 Plus with a OnePlus logo on the back. This makes the phone generic in a way, despite the fact that it’s different from the 2016 OnePlus 3T. In terms of design, the phone doesn’t bring anything new to the crowded smartphone market, but the real power of this phone is under the hood.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) June 8, 2017
We don’t know the exact camera specs, but we can tell you something about the internals of this OnePlus 5 beast. Under the hood, there will be the new Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM. This is huge and it will make the phone one of the few that come packed with such a RAM module, joining the ASUS ZenFone AR and the recent ZTE Nubia Z17.
If you’ve already set your eyes on the iPhone 7 Plus, you probably won’t see anything unique in the design of the OnePlus 5. Still, this doesn’t mean that the latter is not a worthy handset to look at once it’s released, especially when price matters come into play.
Speaking of price, the OnePlus 5 could be priced at about 550 euros for the high-end variant and slightly below 500 euros for the base model of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, at least according to the latest leaks and rumors. Compared to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and other 2016 flagship phones, this is still a great price for such a powerful handset.