The OnePlus 5, which was unveiled globally on June 20, is launching in India today at an event in Mumbai. The event is scheduled to start at 2 PM Indian Standard Time and can be seen below.
The OnePlus 5 has been hotly anticipated by many and has seen leaks and rumours on a scale previously reserved only for smartphones seen by Apple and Samsung.The smartphone will go on sale via Amazon India at 4:30PM I.S.T today itself just hours after the launch. The OnePlus 5 is going on sale in India almost a week before general sales begin globally on June 27, 2017.
The India launch event will be followed by pop-up events in New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru over the course of the next two days where ardent OnePlus fans will be able to buy the smartphone offline. The smartphone is expected to be priced at Rs 32,999 for the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and at Rs 37,999 for the variant with a whopping 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The OnePlus 5 comes with an all new design, which is much thinner and lighter than its predecessor – the OnePlus 3T. The smartphone is made of glass and metal with antenna lines on the top and bottom of the rear panel curving their way across the side much like the iPhone 7. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor – the Snapdragon 835 paired with the Adreno 540 GPU, a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge support and 6/8GB of RAM depending on the variant.
Additionally, the OnePlus comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 64/128GB of internal storage, a ceramic coated fingerprint sensor. On the software front, the smartphone comes with OnePlus’s own Oxygen OS running atop Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
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The OnePlus 5 is the first smartphone from OnePlus to feature a dual camera setup at the back. The smartphone comes with a 16MP primary Sony IMX 398 sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 accompanied by a secondary telephoto 20MP Sony IMX 350 sensor with an aperture of f/2.6. The telephoto lens helps provide 2X lossless zoom as it has a different focal length than the primary lens. The dual cameras also work together to offer depth of field features – a bokeh effect – at the touch of a button.
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