OnePlus is set to unveil the OnePlus 5 in less than an hour now, which will, in turn, put all the leaks and rumors to rest, and turn down the excessive hype engendered in the past couple of months. To summarize the rumors have suggested that the OnePlus 5 is said to arrive in two specific variants, Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset, 5.5-inch 1080P AMOLED screen, 6GB or 8GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, and dual cameras.
It is only a few moments to wait, OnePlus will be launching the OnePlus 5 globally at 12:00 PM ET or 9:30 PM IST. Watch the live stream below and find our Live Updates below the live video, we will post updates regularly, as soon as something new is announced, you will see it here. You can also view the event at OnePlus US website.
We exclusively claimed through our past leaks that the OnePlus 5 would either come with a combination of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, or an 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage. We also shared the pricing of both the variants in India – Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 respectively. The Verge recently posted a video showcasing iPhone-like dual camera setup on the OnePlus 5, i.e. our first leaked camera samples showcased software rendered bokeh effect, which was a portrait mode like feature present in the OnePlus 5. The second set of camera samples also had a few images with shallow depth of field, and in the same article, with an update, the leak suggested a 20-megapixel camera. Furthermore, leaks have also induced perplexity as to whether the phone will sport a 3,300 mAh battery or 4,000 mAh battery. Since our last exclusive leak, coming from a viable source, claimed it to be a 4,000 mAh LiPo battery, and suggested 3 color variants: Slate Grey, Soft Gold, and Deep Black. The Deep Black being exclusive to 128 GB version of the phone. We will be updating this article with live updates, find them below!
Directly from the launch!
10:10 PM IST: Event is over.
10:08 PM IST: New accessories – OnePlus dog-sized backpacks, new backpacks and more accessories at oneplus.net. The pricing starts at $479. Preorders for America and European countries begin right now from oneplus.net. Everywhere else OnePlus 5 will be available for purchase by June 27th.
10:03 PM IST: Carl returns to summarize the event. Also, talks about customer service and commitment.
09:57 PM IST: Deigo returns to discuss the OxygenOS. Display calibrates automatically to match surrounding – better viewing experience, better for eyes. Expanded screenshot features added. OnePlus 5 comes with the Pixel launcher, or a launcher similar to Pixel launcher. OnePlus 5 is a true world-phone, works globally. Better vibration motor added – improved through customer feedback.
09:55 PM IST: Back to OnePlus – showcases an 8GB LPDDR4 RAM. App priority – pre-launches your most used apps, closes least-used. UFS2.1 faster file system. Reduced touch latency, smoother experience.
09:53 PM IST: Paul Jacobs from Qualcomm takes over, bringing the 10nm SnapDragon 835 octa-core chipset, 2.45Ghz, and Adreno 450 GPU.
09:50 PM IST: OnePlus shifts focus to Battery. 3,300 mAh battery, charges using Dash Charge – fastest charging technology.
09:45 PM IST: Dual cameras work like the iPhone 7 Plus, which can generate a bokeh (shallow depth of field). Giving base to our first camera sample leaks. Improved camera app allows viewing histograms and more.
09:38 PM IST: Carl Pei returns, talks about the camera. Explains how smartphones are taking on DSLRs – thus dual camera setup on a OnePlus 5. The secondary camera is a telephoto lens, just like the iPhone 7 Plus. The hardware of the cameras: 20-megapixel Sony sensor and telephoto lens, both lenses utilized to render Fast AF autofocus system – improvising autofocus by 40%. Larger aperture – f/1.7. 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
De-noising low light image, better-zoomed photos with the dual cameras, improved HDR removes backlighting issues, Fast capture chip to assist AI based camera software.
09:37 PM IST: Diego takes over – explains the phone design. Horizontal design, super slim at 7.25 mm thickness, has a headphone jack as per Carl Pei’s Twitter poll, all-metal unibody, curved antenna to render a sleeker and stealthier design. Colors at launch: Midnight Black, Slate Grey.
09:35 PM IST: OnePlus showcases the specifications and plays the OnePlus 5 promotion video.
09:32 PM IST: Carl Pei discusses why and how the brand was initiated, the statement of commitment, and how their motto has been followed all these years.
09:30 PM IST: The OnePlus 5 Global Launch event commences.
09:03 PM IST: Event not yet begun.
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