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OnePlus 5 rumor round-up: a preview of the new flagship killer

The OnePlus 5 will be unveiled later today, but we think there will be few surprises there have been so many leaks that little is left to the imagination. In case you missed them, heres a round-up of the expected features of the new flagship killer.

Some of these are plain rumors, others have been officially confirmed in the form of teasers. For example, the image below is official and reveals the dual camera with, let’s say, a familiar design.

The camera

On the back will be a combo of 16MP f/1.7 main camera and a 20MP f/2.6 telephoto camera. Both with Sony sensors. It is essentially the R11 camera system.

Low-light photography will definitely be a highlight of the camera, black & white photos could also be a focus.


OnePlus 5 official camera samples: Night shot
OnePlus 5 official camera samples: B&W shot

OnePlus 5 official camera samples: Night shot B&W shot

The selfie camera should be a 16MP shooter, likely unchanged from the 3T.

The screen

From what weve seen and heard so far, the OnePlus 5 will come with the familiar 5.5 AMOLED display of 1080p resolution. There have been some QHD rumors, but most leaks suggest otherwise.

The bezels will be slimmer, but the phone will not have a bezel-less design. The fingerprint remains on the front, below the screen.

The hardware

The OnePlus 5 will be powered by Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM for the 64GB model and a whopping 8GB of RAM for the 128GB model. The phone will be among the first (though not the first) with that much RAM. Theres no word on a microSD slot.

The 5 will run Android 7.1 Nougat with little to no customizations Oxygen OS worldwide and the Hydrogen OS in China.


Benchmarks showing the OnePlus 5 specifications
Benchmarks showing the OnePlus 5 specifications

Benchmarks showing the OnePlus 5 specifications

Weve heard nothing of goodies like waterproofing, iris scanners, 3D Touch, wireless charging and various other features that some flagships boast.

The headphone jack

This one is still a mystery. Carl Pei dropped some hints but theres nothing conclusive either way. Theres a chance that the port will move from the bottom to the top of the phone.

The battery

Rumors have suggested anywhere between 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh, though a recent one got our hopes up with a specsheet showing 4,000mAh capacity. However, that doesnt mesh with the promise of the 5 being the thinnest OnePlus yet (so sub-7.4mm, perhaps even under 7mm).

The price

Generally, were probably looking at a $480 price point for the 6GB/64GB model – $40 more than the equivalent 3T. That would put the 8GB/128GB model at around $520 (based on the price difference between the two 3T versions).

Europe could be facing some sticker shock – 550, well above the 440 of the 3T. O2 UK will carry the phone.


Pricing and availability leaks from around the world
Pricing and availability leaks from around the world
Pricing and availability leaks from around the world

Pricing and availability leaks from around the world

In India, Amazon will have exclusivity and should offer the OnePlus 5 at INR 33,000 for the 6GB/64GB model and INR 38,000 for the 8GB/128GB model.

The event

There will be a livestream of the unveiling later today and we will have additional coverage of the OnePlus 5 as details become official.