Not so many in Kenya might be aware of the new OnePlus 5 smartphone, but this monster phone is now available locally at quite an amazing price tag, especially when compared to other phones in its class.
For the record, OnePlus is a Chinese OEM that happens to be a subsidiary of Oppo, a well-known company in Kenya. On June 20, the company unveiled the much-awaited OnePlus 5 and the phone went on official sale on June 27.
The phone comes as the successor to last year’s OnePlus 3T, which is also available locally, but similar to the company itself, not so many are aware of its existence. Nevertheless, the new OnePlus 5 brings an amazing package to the fold and if you are in the market for a high-end phone at a much more affordable price than the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus, well, you’ve got one.
In fact, the new OnePlus 5 has lots of design similarities with the iPhone 7 Plus and internally, you’ll also find a bunch of similarities with Samsung Galaxy S8.
Just so as you know what you are getting into, this OnePlus 5 smartphone has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display screen with a Full HD resolution and under the hood, you get the powerful Snapdragon 835 SoC mated with either 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. Similarly, there are two storage options of 64GB and 128GB, but there’s no room for microSD card storage.
The cameras are even better, boasting a massive 16MP+20MP shooter on the back, where the primary 16MP lens has an aperture of f/1.7 and the secondary 20MP shooter has an aperture of f/2.6. Being a flagship phone, you also get the likes of optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording. For the selfies, the OnePlus 5 has a decent 16MP shooter, same as what you find on the OnePlus 3T.
Keeping the phone alive is a decent 3300mAh battery unit that supports Dash Charge fast charging technology and software-wise, you get the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with a promise to Android O once it’s released.
OnePlus 5 has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, supports 4G LTE connectivity, has a 3.5mm audio jack and a lot more that you’d expect from a phone that costs Ksh 58,999 for the base model (6GB RAM and 64GB storage) and Ksh 69,999 for the high-end variant (8GB RAM and 128GB storage). The phone is available exclusively on Avechi. Hit the links below to grab yourself one of the two variants available.