OnePlus 5 available now – here are the details

oneplus 5 angleOnePlus introduced the OnePlus 5 to much applaud on June 20th. With this, the latest in its lineup of premium flagship smartphones, OnePlus is further demonstrating its mission to share the best technology with the world.

The OnePlus 5 features the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today for clearer photos than ever before.

Dash Charge, OnePlus’ industry-leading charging technology, gives users a day’s power in half an hour.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform, coupled with up to 8 GB of RAM, promises a smooth user experience at a lower power consumption rate.

The OnePlus 5 also supports 34 GSM network bands, keeping users connected around the world.

Attention to design detail

At 7.25 mm, the OnePlus 5, is the thinnest OnePlus flagship ever.

The aluminum unibody features a continuous hard line around the edge of the phone.

oneplus 5 frontThe Horizon Line, a key element of OnePlus design, casts one half of the phone in light and the other in shadow. This, they say, offers an elegant, streamlined appearance.

The minimalistic design is further reinforced by a new crescent-shaped antenna. This looks to blend seamlessly into the top and bottom edges of the phone.

Rounded corners and edges should make the OnePlus 5 feel more comfortable in the hand.

Dual camera. Clearer photos.

As already mentioned, the OnePlus 5 has bragging rights to having the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today. That should mean decent snaps, then.

Its tailor-made 16 MP sensor is supported by a 20 MP sensor with a telephoto lens. This accurately determines the distance between the sensor and objects in the environment.

oneplus 5 backA large f/1.7 aperture allows for faster snaps and helps compensate for stuttering to improve image stabilisation.

In Portrait Mode, the two sensors work together to create a focal separation between faces and backgrounds. A custom software algorithm makes your subject clear and well-lit.

This results in a professional depth-of-field (bokeh) effect. You know, the one that keeps faces sharp in front of a blurred backdrop.

Smart Capture combines optical zoom with multi-frame technology to let you zoom in with greater clarity. The Fast AF (Auto Focus) uses the dual-camera system to more accurately calculate depth to speed up auto-focus by up to 40%.

The all-new Pro Mode gives smartphone users “powerful DSLR features”. In this case, you get ISO, white balance, shutter-speed, focus and exposure modification. You also get an on-screen histogram and RAW image file support for complete control of post-shot editing.

A day’s power in half an hour

Dash Charge has been around since the OnePlus 3. This is (according to OnePlus) the fastest charging solution on the global market.

oneplus 5 bottomA quick half-hour charge gives the OnePlus 5 enough power for the day. That’s pretty darned impressive if you ask me.

The 3,300 mAh battery also lasts up to 20% longer than the OnePlus 3T.

Smooth experience

The OnePlus 5 takes advantage of the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform. This provides powerful performance while drawing up to 40% less power.

With up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the OnePlus 5 can run a large number of apps in the background without lag.

The combination of UFS 2.1 and a new two-lane ROM results in a quoted 26% faster storage performance in everything from installations to loading apps and games.

OnePlus’ operating system, OxygenOS, sits atop Android’s core functionalities.

New updates to the OnePlus 5 include Reading Mode, which utilises an ambient sensor and grey-scale mapping to make reading as comfortable as reading an actual book. There is also Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode. When activated, this allows you to play your favorite games without being disrupted by notifications or accidental hardware button presses.

With App Priority, the OnePlus 5 loads your most-used apps more quickly to further improve performance.

Pricing and availability

Open sales on begin today, June 27th.

The Midnight Black version (8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage) will sell for £499.

The Slate Gray version (6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage) is £449.