In a keynote speech that was live streamed on YouTube and Facebook, OnePlus has announced its newest flagship phone, the OnePlus 5.
The new phone is set to stand alongside the other current flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, and the LG G6.
The new phone is on 7.25mm thick but features a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and dual cameras.
The OnePlus 5’s dual cameras come with a 20 Megapixel sensor alongside OnePlus’ new photo technology. The new technology can automatically detect various conditions and can automatically select the best ISO, white balance, and shutter speed to ensure that you end up with the best photos. A new Pro Mode accompanies the OnePlus 5 allowing users to fine-tune their settings to get the best shots they can. Alongside the ability to save photos in the RAW format, the OnePlus 5 is perfect for any user looking to step up their smartphone picture game.
The OnePlus 5’s design was developed through over 100 different variations before the final design was selected. Featuring a sublet curvature along with what they are calling the “Horizon Line,” a line that runs the length of the phone the OnePlus 5 boasts a design that is both sleek and elegant. Even though the OnePlus 5 is only 7.25mm thick, its battery life is 20% better than the OnePlus 3T.
The OnePlus 5 comes with Dash Charge technology. Compared to other fast charging solutions on the market, the OnePlus 5 charges faster even when you are using the device. With the tagline, “A day’s power in half an hour” OnePlus looks to keep their devices always charged and ready.
The OnePlus 5 also comes with App Priority. The technology promises to learn the user’s usage patterns and have your most used apps open and ready to go while it keeps your lesser used apps from causing performance issues or impacting battery life. This promises to make the OnePlus 5 better responsive and quicker to use.
Compared to the other flagship phones on the market, the OnePlus 5 certainly trumps them with its camera. Alongside a faster CPU compared to the other flagships, the OnePlus 5 certainly seems to be setting itself up for power users who demand the best out of their phones.
The OnePlus 5 is currently available for early drop and will be available for sale on June 27. Expect prices for the OnePlus 5 to start at $649.