OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 just about a week back in a series of pop-up events and the handset is now freely available to anyone interested from Amazon.in and OnePlus’s own site. The company had tied up with Foxconn to manufacture its handsets locally within the country and the OnePlus5 is no exception.
FoneArena recently got their hands on a retail unit which mentions the place of manufacture as OPPPO Mobiles India Private Limited which runs a factory in NOIDA. This might also explain the similarities in design between the new NEVER SETTLE handset and OPPO’s R11 range of handsets; Both of which in turn borrowed heavily from the iPhone 7’s design. Apart from the design, it is also being said that the OnePlus 5 shares a very similar camera to the OPPO R11. This can also be explained by the fact that OnePlus, OPPO and VIVO are wholly owned by a single parent company BBK Electronics.
The OnePlus5 is one of the few handsets launched in the sub-continent with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. OnePlus has coupled this with up to 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of internal storage. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) Optic AMOLED display, the same as on the OnePlus 3 clad under a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. OnePlus has provisioned the smartphone with a dual-camera setup for the first time composed of a 16-megapixel sensor coupled with a 20-megapixel telephoto shooter, in another first the camera is capable of shooting in .RAW format as well. Powering all this hardware is a non-removable 3300mAh Li-Ion battery which supports the company’s Dash Charge technology. On the software front, the OnePlus 5 is rocking Oxygen OS which is based on Android v.7.1.1, Nougat.
Through all this OnePlus has not managed to keep a squeaky clean image but it still manages to provide a compelling handset, at a competitive price point.
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