Jun 20 AT 12:20 PM Evan Selleck 0 Comments

OnePlus 5 now official with dual rear cameras, 5.5-inch display, and more


After being teased for weeks, the OnePlus 5 is now officially official, debuting a brand new handset that both packs in plenty of worthwhile features and manages to keep its price tag from going through the roof.

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5 today, showing off a handset that features a pair of cameras on the back, a 5.5-inch display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood. Of course, OnePlus has plenty to talk about with its latest flagship, with quite a bit of the focus going to the new camera system on the back.

The OnePlus 5′s dual rear camera system includes a new Portrait Mode which creates a blurred background and a Pro Mode that allows owners to control camera features like ISO, shutter speed, and more. There is also a new Smart Capture mode which uses software to determine a variety of conditions while snapping a photo. It will automatically adjust for accuracy and clarity, which OnePlus says boasts “professional quality,” but automated.


The dual cameras on the back feature a primary camera with a 16MP wide-angle lens, fast autofocus, and an aperture of f/1.7. The other camera is a Sony IMX 350 20MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6 and autofocus. There is also a dual LED flash on the back. On the front there’s a 16MP front-facing shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

The rest of the specs sheet reads as you might expect:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD Optic AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Anodized aluminum frame
  • OxygenOS atop Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 6GB/8GB of RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage
  • Physical alert slider button
  • 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Midnight Black/Slate Gray

Open sales for the OnePlus 5 will start on June 27 via the company’s website, but OnePlus is hosting an Early Drop sale that’ll let you order the handset now using the code “Clearer Photos”. There will also be pop-up stores beginning in New York City on June 20 and launches in international markets on June 21.

Pricing for the Midnight Black variant, which features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, is $539 (EUR 559/GBP 499/CAD 719). Meanwhile, the Slate Gray variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage will cost $479 (EUR 499/GBP 449/CAD 649).

Who’s buying the OnePlus 5?

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