The OnePlus 5: Everything you need to know

The OnePlus 5, arguably one of the most anticipated flagships of 2017 has finally been released by OnePlus after a slew of leaks and teasers. Here’s all you need to know about it.


If you’re a specs guy like me, below’s your run down:

  • 5.5-inch FHD Optic AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB Storage
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 20MP/16MP Rear Cameras
  • 3,300mAh Battery
  • USB Type-C with Dash Charge
  • OxygenOS with Android Nougat

Display and Internals

The OnePlus 5 features a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080. This won’t be a big deal unless you’re into VR. The fingerprint scanner will be front-facing and not embedded under the display or on the rear.  The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor along with 6 or 8GB of RAM depending on which model you pick. The storage options come at 64GB and 128GB with UFS 2.1 storage, and it does have a headphone jack. It’ll also ship with Bluetooth 5.0.


The company partnered with DxOMark and Sony to improve the cameras on the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 will feature a dual camera setup consisting of one 20 MP telephoto camera with a f/2.6 aperture and one 16 MP camera with a f/1.7 aperture. The front facing camera is 16 MP. OnePlus promises better and clearer photos in the dark, and they’ve introduced a number of new technologies like fast autofocus and a contextually aware camera that adjusts the ISO and other settings depending on what you’re shooting.


The OnePlus 5 will have a 3300 mAh battery with the company’s Dash Charge technology. Nothing much has really changed this time in this area, but they still claim a 60% charge in half an hour.

Photo: Android Central


All we got to know from the event that wasn’t leaked is that the “slate gray” color and 6GB RAM/64GB storage model will be priced at $479, and the “midnight black” color and 8GB RAM/128GB storage model will be priced slightly higher at $539.

That wraps it up for this product launch. The OnePlus 5 in my opinion, relives its title as a “Flagship Killer” What do you think of it? Are you buying it? Let us know below!

Featured-image: The Verge