The OnePlus 5 is now official. For an affordable price starting at $479 (roughly Php 24, 000), this handset packs the essentials we are looking for in a phone.
A couple of hours ago, OnePlus officially released the OnePlus 5. After long weeks of waiting and numerous specs leaked, users can now purchase their very own OnePlus 5 through the OnePlus website using a code from their video launch. OnePlus also offered an Early Drop Bonus with a 50% off Exclusive Welcome Bundle that is sold out after a few hours of its announcement. According to OnePlus, the new OnePlus handset is “the slimmest OnePlus flagship ever” released which is only 7.25 mm thickness.
OnePlus 5 Specs
Here are the specs of the new OnePlus 5:
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core 2.45 GHz|
|Memory||6/8GB RAM LPDDR4X|
|Display||5.5-inch AMOLED 1920x1080 (401 ppi) Gorilla Glass 5|
|Storage||64/128GB UFS 2.1 non-expandable|
|Camera||Rear Camera 1: 16MP (IMX398), f/1.7, 1.12-micron pixels, EIS Dual LED flash, 4K 30 fps/ 720p 120 fps video + Rear Camera 2: 20MP (IMX350), f/2.6, 1-micron pixels/ Front: 16MP (IMX371), f/2.0, 1-micron pixels, EIS 1080p 30 fps video|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Battery||3300mAh /USB-C /Dash Charge/No wireless charging|
|Dimensions||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm|
|Colors||Slate grey, Midnight black|
|Connectivity||LTE 3xCA, 256QAM, Cat 12 Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual band, 2x2 MIMO Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC USB 2.0, USB OTG|
The new OnePlus 5 comes in two variants: the ‘Slate Grey’ and the ‘Midnight Black’. The ‘Slate Grey’ packs 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for $479 while the ‘Midnight Black’ packs a whopping 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage for an additional $60 (roughly Php 3,000).
What to expect?
Although OnePlus is known to release flagship killers, there are certain things you might want to consider before purchasing their new handset. Unlike other flagships like iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8, the OnePlus 5 does not support a wireless charging feature. OnePlus 5 also sacrificed the ability to expand storage. Furthermore, OnePlus did not confirm if the handset is IP68 certified. IP68 certification is an important aspect that tests a phone’s waterproofing and dust proofing capabilities. The iPhone 7 is IP67 while Galaxy S8 is IP68. Thus, we know that iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 are fully protected from dust and can withstand water submersion up to 30 minutes, with the iPhone 7 able to withstand submersion up to 1 meter deep and the Galaxy S8 up to 1.5mts. In line with this, as of the new handset’s release we are yet to find to find out the protection it can offer.