The OnePlus 5 will be launched in India on June 22. In an event invite the OnePlus says that its flagship phone will launch at an event in Mumbai where the keynote will be by the company CEO Pete Lau. Interestingly, the global launch of the OnePlus 5 is on June 22, the company had earlier confirmed on Tuesday. But for the global launch, OnePlus is not holding any event. India in that manner is unique.
For the OnePlus 5 event, OnePlus is also inviting its Indian fans. Although, to be part of the event the OnePlus community members will have to buy a ticket. To ensure that the OnePlus community get the total worth of the money they are spending, OnePlus in return will also give them a gift hamper.
“All fans who attend the launch event will get a gift hamper full of super add-ons and OnePlus merchandise. Select fans will also get a chance to purchase the OnePlus 5 at the event itself and own the device before anyone else in the country,” says OnePlus.
The Indian launch details came even as fresh images of the OnePlus 5 were leaked on the web. In an image posted by Android Authority, there is a OnePlus 5 with dual cameras lined up horizontally. The image, which is seemingly the render of the actual and final phone, also shows rounded edges that look different from the curves the OnePlus 3T has. The fresh image also shows that the OnePlus 5 will look different compared to the OnePlus 3T.
Although earlier the OnePlus 5 images that were leaked, including the one that India Today Tech posted exclusively, showed the vertical dual-camera design along with a body that looked similar to that of the OnePlus 3T. But at the same time we had also heard that there were several designs of the OnePlus 5 that the OnePlus team was trying out. The latest images, considering they are renders, seem to be the real deal.
The leaked design also shows that OnePlus has seemingly got rid of those ugly antenna lines in the OnePlus 5. They seem to be hidden. In a way the design also looks somewhat similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, which too has a horizontal camera setup.
Meanwhile, in its invite OnePlus is trying to pull an Apple trick. It is using a cryptically-worded event invite. It reads: “Focus on what matters”. The message is probably a homage to the product strategy of OnePlus that is strongly focused on creating the phones that try to get the basics right. Or may be it hints at improved camera features, which may allow users to “focus on what matters”.
OnePlus 5 specs and India price
Although many details are yet to be known about the OnePlus 5, there are many more that are already know. It is certain that the phone is going to come with dual-camera setup on the back even if the company has not yet officially confirmed it. What it has confirmed is that the phone will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Also it has been confirmed that the phone will come with a FullHD (1080P) resolution screen and AMOLED display. Another bit that is almost confirmed is that the phone will be powered by Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat.
Earlier OnePlus CEO Pete Lau also said that it will be the thinnest OnePlus phone ever. The OnePlus 5 is expected to come with 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM. This much is certain though some rumours have also hinted at 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Right now it is not clear how much the OnePlus 5 is going to cost in India. But it is expected cost more than what the OnePlus 3T sells for considering the fact that OnePlus will continue to sell for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3T in India for at least the end of this year. In other words, expected the OnePlus 5 to cost more than Rs 35,000. This also kind of confirms the earlier rumours that hinted that the OnePlus 5 is likely to cost more than the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3. In other words it is probably going to be the most expensive OnePlus phone yet.
Although, pricier compared to earlier OnePlus phones, it is also almost certain that the OnePlus 5 will not cost as much as the Galaxy S8 or the iPhone 7, even if its features may match the ones offered by more expensive phones.