OnePlus 5 has been unmasked days before its official release date.
The feverishly-anticipated flagship smartphone has been teased by the company, which has revealed its dual camera set-up design.
Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus has published a number of photos taken with the device to promote the prowess of the new camera.
Focus On What Matters, the tagline for the next OnePlus phone teases.
But ahead of the OnePlus release date, scheduled worldwide for June 20th, the next-generation smartphone has been unmasked by a fresh slew of leaks from Case Fanatic.
The new photographs show the OnePlus 5 from just about every conceivable angle.
Case Fanatic has published a slew of images on its site, purporting to be the OnePlus 5
If the images are accurate, the OnePlus 5 will retain the industry-standard 3.5mm headphone port
It shows a slick new industrial design, with a curvaceous unibody look – and a 3.5mm headphone port, something that some earlier reports suggested the company would ditch.
OnePlus 5 – the sixth smartphone to be released by the Chinese company – will be unveiled on June 20th.
Earlier this week, CEO Pete Lau has revealed some new details about the next-generation handset.
The OnePlus CEO shared some details on Chinese social network Weibo about how Universal Flash Storage, UFS, would be used in the OnePlus 5.
The OnePlus 5 appears to share a number of design traits with the latest iPhone
Translated into English, the message reads, “Now the flagship machine UFS have become a selling point, too much fun.”
Until now, every OnePlus device has used eMMC storage, or embedded MultiMediaCard.
This is not as sophisticated as UFS and typically produces much slower speeds.
Additionally, UFS 2.1 storage enables smartphones to read and write simultaneously which makes memory reading and writing faster again.
That means loading times should be dramatically reduced. It should also cut the time needed to save large files, like 4K video, which the OnePlus 5 is expected to be able to shoot.
OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu – known as Pete Lau in the West – shared the following tease
Granted, Lau has not outright confirmed the OnePlus 5 will use UFS 2.1 but it does seem like a pretty strong hint.
The successor to last year’s OnePlus 3T will purportedly boast a 4,000 mAh battery.
For comparison, Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3,000 mAh battery cell, and the Galaxy S8+ 3,500 mAh.
OnePlus 5 is also rumoured to sport a 5.5inch multi-touch display with a 2560×1440 resolution – a step-up from the Chinese company’s current flagship device, OnePlus 3T, which has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Charging and syncing is expected to be handled via USB Type-C.
OnePlus has shared a teaser trailer for its new phone, confirming the dual cameras
Unfortunately, those who were hoping this new flagship handset would retail at the same almost-budget price tag that OnePlus has used for its previous smartphones might be disappointed.
Sources speaking to Android Authority have claimed the pluckily Chinese startup is this year looking to use “more costly components”.
This move towards the high-end would dramatically increase the price of the OnePlus 5.
According to the source, OnePlus is “looking at a significantly higher price point due to components and design” – with some whispers placing the next OnePlus handset at as much as $650 (roughly £500).
That’s a significant step-up from the firm’s last phone, which retailed for £399.