- Sep 20, 2021
The OnePlus 5 smartphone is to have its official launch in the U.S. today, June 20. It is to release in China on June 21, and in India on June 22. Ahead of the launch, numerous images of the phone have been leaked online, revealing pricing, some features, and design. Weibo of China revealed an image where the pricing of both the 6GB and 8GB RAM versions of OP5 are shown.
As per the document, the OP5 version of 6GB RAM with 64GB storage capacity is priced at Rs. 32,999. The 8GB+128GB version is priced at Rs. 37,999 ($589). It is not confirmed if the prices will remain the same, as the rates in the U.S. market are lower. While the former is $499, the latter ranges at $599.
The released poster also directs the two models to be Amazon exclusives in India. We are sure of this as other models recently have partnered with the online store in India. Further info revealed in this poster hints that the phones will be on sale at 4.30pm on June 22. Another confirmation says that both the OP5 versions will pack Snapdragon 835 processor, and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. The full high definition display is to support the DCP-P3 color gamut as in iPhone 7 Plus.
According to several of late teasers, the models are to feature dual rear camera setup, with a microphone and an LED flash. As officially confirmed, both are to pack a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture lens from Sony and a secondary 20-megapixel f/2.6 telephoto lens.
Another Chinese leaks reveals two hands-on images of OP5. One image contains the entire front and back sides of the phone. The upper and lower grooves of the device are thick, on the other had front panel features a fingerprint reader below the display. In the back panel, antenna bands are set along the top and bottom edges and rear side shows an OnePlus logo.
Various other tipster have revealed fresh press renders of OnePlus 5, which provide more details on the designs. The rear panel design is quite similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus. Despite complaints about the designs of OP5, Carl Pei (OnePlus co-founder) expressed confidence that fans will be happy after the official launch.
Several leaked images of the OP5 reveal that both the models will pack a speaker grille, a 3.5mm audio port, and a USB-C slot. The top edge is entirely barren. Volume controllers and the switch key are present on the left side, while the right side features the Power key. A few images reveal different types of back cover for the models. Also, the presence of a notification LED can be derived from one of the images, where the device is kept right next to its box.