Will the Real OnePlus 5 Please Stand Up?
Like a lot of you, we are eagerly anticipating the release of OnePlus’ “Flagship Killer” of 2017 — the OnePlus 5; especially because we might be seeing it on time and in an officially capacity, unlike the OnePlus 3T that arrived nearly half a year after its launch. We already know that the OnePlus 5 will be packing heat in terms of its internals, but what has us curious about the OnePlus 5 is its dual camera setup; seeing as this is a first for the Chinese company. We’ve all seen the renders for the phone and even sketches showing us how the company will be incorporating the two rear shooters on the back, but another image has been circulating online that they might be going for a different approach than what we’ve seen so far.
The first render is the one we’ve been seeing make it rounds for awhile now. The design of the camera on the back doesn’t deviate much from OnePlus’ general aesthetic , aside from the fact that the camera hump is a little bit extended to accommodate that second camera.
The second render that we’re seeing make its rounds today, shows the dual cameras in a horizontal setup with the LED flash towards the center of the OnePlus 5. The difference is night and day and, barring the OnePlus branding on the back, it doesn’t look like a OnePlus device that we’ve grown accustomed to at all.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) May 5, 2017
None of this official, of course — they are rumors after all, so we’ll have to see what direction OnePlus will actually go with when they’re ready to launch the phone, which we’re expecting in “Summer”; so pretty soon, we reckon. Here are the specs for the OnePlus 5, in case you’ve missed it.
OnePlus 5 (Rumored Specs)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 5.5-inch QHD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, dual curved edges, “very thin bezels”
- 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage
- Twin 12-megapixel dual rear cameras
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 3850mAh battery with Dash Charge
- Android 7.0 Nougat with Oxygen OS
An online retailer has already outed the price for the OnePlus 5, which sits at $449, or Php 22434. Again, take that with a grain of salt until the actual launch of the device.