OnePlus have this week unveiled the OnePlus 5. This new addition to their lineup of smartphones features the highest resolution dual-camera system currently available on a smartphone together with Dash Charge, OnePlus’ unique charging technology which provides a full day’s power on a half-hour charge.
The OnePlus 5 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform with up to 8GB of RAM to achieve a satisfying user experience with low power consumption. It supports 34 GSM network bands across the globe.
The OnePlus 5 is available in Midnight Black and Slate Gray and is one of the thinnest phones OnePlus have ever launched at only 7.25mm. It has an elegant, minimalistic design with a crescent-shaped antenna which is blended into the phone’s top and bottom edges and has rounded corners and edges for user comfort. One of the key elements of OnePlus designs is The Horizon Line. It casts one half of the phone in light and one half of the phone in shadow for a streamlined, stylish appearance.
The OnePlus 5’s high-resolution dual-camera has a 16MP sensor, supported by a 20MP sensor and a telephoto lens. It also features a large f/1.7 aperture to improve image stabilization. The phone’s two sensors work in tandem in Portrait Mode to create focal separation and it features a custom software algorithm to ensure your subject is well-lit and clear. Smart Capture will blend multi-frame technology with optical zoom to allow greater clarity while zooming and Fast AF will utilize the dual-camera system to calculate depth to speed up autofocus by as much as 40 percent. The new Pro Mode provides DSLR features such as focus and exposure modification, shutter-speed, white balance and ISO. It also offers an on-screen histogram and RAW image file support for post-shot editing.
The half-hour charging system is the fastest on the market. The 3,300 mAh battery will last around 20 percent longer than the OnePlus 3T. It carries more current and shifts power management from the handset to the adapter which keeps the device cool during charging time. It can still fast charge while using GPS or playing graphically intensive games.
The OnePlus 5 has up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and can run a number of apps without lag. OnePlus are promising that the teaming of UFS 2.1 and two-lane ROM will result in 26 percent faster storage performance.
Running on OxygenOS, the OnePlus 5 also features some new updates such as Reading Mode which uses an ambient sensor and gray-scale mapping. This is designed to make reading on your phone as comfortable as reading a physical book. There’s also a Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode to prevent notifications and accidental hardware button process from interrupting a user’s gaming activity. Finally, it also features App Priority which will load your most-used apps quicker.
The OnePlus 5 is available for an early drop sale on the OnePlus website now but only for customers who provide a special code announced at the keynote launch event on 20th June. There were one-day pop-up events in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Helsinki and Copenhagen immediately following the keynote launch. Open sales will begin on 27th June on the OnePlus website. The Midnight Black version with 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage has a RRP of £499 while the Slate Gray device with 6GB RAM and 64 GB storage is £449.
This phone will be exclusive to O2 in the UK and you can read all about their tariffs for the OnePlus 5 here.