Chinese smartphone OEM OnePlus launched the so-called flagship killer, the OnePlus 5, back in June, but not all markets are able to buy this phone directly from the company.
To take care of this, the company is set to launch this OnePlus 5 phone in Australia on Tuesday next week, which will be August 29. This is a good move that will see the phone gets some new fans from the region, however, the units available for purchase will be limited to quantity. So, if you are in Australia and would want to get your hands on this phone, you’ll need to act super-fast, otherwise, you’ll miss out on the hottest flagship killer on the market so far.
The base model of the OnePlus 5 has a RAM of 6GB and 64GB of non-expandable storage and it will cost A$599 or about $475. The high-end variant has a RAM of 8GB and storage of 128GB, which is also not expandable. This one will set you back A$699, which is about $555.
Despite the differences in memory configurations, both OnePlus 5 variants have the same 5.5-inch Full HD display screen, a Snapdragon 835 processor, a dual 16MP+20MP camera on the back, a 16MP front-facing shooter and a decent 3300mAh battery unit that supports fast charging via a USB-C port. Software-wise, you get Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, but an update to the new Android 8.0 Oreo will also be rolled out before this year ends.
OnePlus has included a free Sandstone Protective Case for everyone who buys a OnePlus 5 phone regardless of the variant.