The wait is finally over as OnePlus has officially announced that OnePlus 5 launch will take place on June 20th at 12:00 PM EDT. It has set up a dedicated page for the launch event which shares relevant information and also offers an option to users to register and staying updated about all OnePlus 5 happenings.
The page further reveals that there will be various OnePlus 5 pop-up events which will be held at different locations around the world. These include New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen where OnePlus fans will get to experience the latest flagship and all of its features. For fans interested in visiting the New York event, there is a special opportunity as the event will be attended by OnePlus CEO Carl Pei and well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD.
As for what to expect, the OnePlus 5 is rumored to feature dual rear cameras which will be the biggest change as compared to predecessors. The team has already confirmed to have collaborated with DxOMark experts to make sure that the upcoming device has a best-in-class smartphone camera. Even the launch poster tagline “Focus on what matters” seems to be a hint at the impeccable camera quality which OnePlus is claiming to offer.
The OnePlus 5 is almost confirmed to feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The display is expected to be of 5.5-inch with AMOLED display panel and Full HD resolution. Like predecessors, it should offer at least 64GB of internal storage with no microSD card slot. The battery on the device is rumored to be either 3300mAh or 3600mAh with support for better and improved Dash Charge fast charging technology. It will surely be featuring a fingerprint scanner and is likely to ship with OxygenOS based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 but will be getting an OTA update to upcoming Android O. While the OnePlus 5 is expected to cost relatively cheaper than other flagships from established OEMs, the actual price is expected to be slightly higher than predecessors.
And if you are wondering what happened to the OnePlus 4 after the OnePlus 3 and 3T, it is worth mentioning the number four is considered as unlucky by many people in the Chinese culture. They tend to skip the number wherever possible and this is the reason OnePlus decided to skip it too and jump straight to OnePlus 5.