Top 5 Expectations from the OnePlus 5


Well, now that the official launch date has been confirmed and we’re counting down the days until the moment we get to see the OnePlus 5 officially, I think we could make some notes of what we… could expect from a true flagship killer like this.

So what about its design?

We thought we had seen everything regarding the design of the upcoming “flagship killer” but this leaked render that appeared a couple of minutes ago, really puzzled us. According to it the OnePlus 5 is an iPhone 7 Plus “clone”, retaining most of the main design features of Apple’s flagship model.

It has the same dual camera design and orientation, same dual LED placement, same basic design on its back etc. You know what we’re talking about. These renders haven’t been deemed as 100% legit but they sure look very close to the reality.

But what more could we expect from the OnePlus 5? IP68 certification possibly (waterproof), ceramic coating combined with metal and reduced thickness, according to official leaks by the Chinese company who admitted recently that the OP5 will be world’s thinnest flagship.

What can we expect from its display?

Oneplus 3 and 3T both featured a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with full HD resolution and a lot of OnePlus fans were disappointed with this decision. On June 20 we can expect the most awaited model to pack a QHD display, with a 5.3 or 5.5 inch size and a pixel density ranging from 554ppi to 401 ppi.

How about its (dual) camera?

Yes, we can all be sure that the new flagship killer will be equipped with a dual camera. We have to admit however that the camera of the OnePlus 3 & 3T models was not the best, but it was pretty good when it came to taking crisp pictures and 60fps recording in 1080 resolution. We expect the device to come with a horizontally placed dual camera that has 16MPixels resolution (according to rumors), designed in cooperation with DxOMark, the notorious camera benchmarking website for optimal results in image capturing and video recording.

Powerful flagship killer?

Well obviously! It has been confirmed that the upcoming model will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and it will offer 6GB of RAM, although some say that there will be an 8GB RAM variant, but we should wait and see. OnePlus 5 will also get an upgrade in battery and it is expected to house a superior 4000 mAh power pack. It’s also expected to support Qi Charging, run on Android 7 Nougat out of the box and offer 128/256GB of storage.

It’s gonna cost… a lot?

Well here’s where things get a bit tricky. One of the main reasons OnePlus devices are so popular among consumers is because they offer great value for your money, but unfortunately, this isn’t going to happen with the upcoming model. According to recent rumors, its price will be higher than the OnePlus predecessors, and could reach as much as $650. This increase comes mainly due to the use of superior quality components according to company officials, in their efforts to boost its premium “feeling”.

So what are your expectations of the OnePlus 5? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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8 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    June 6, 2017

    The price increase is to increase profit margins it has nothing to do with premium nah I changed my mind maybe it does since premium devices always charge you for charging sake, you get vulnerable glass bodies, bad battery life, impractical screen resolutions,unnecessary ram it’s been this case for cars too etc

  2. goodwill
    June 6, 2017

    “could reach as much as $650. This increase comes mainly due to the use of superior quality components” This makes no sense when the Xiaomi Mi6 is able to achieved that at the cost of USD $367. Sounds like a corporate bs to me, tbh.

  3. Zdeněk Anděl
    June 7, 2017

    for $650…they can shove it up their a**

  4. Hippolyte L
    June 7, 2017

    I am not touching it at that price… I’d much rather buy a used OP3T used for 300€ than shell out so much for a OP5.

  5. David Košič
    June 7, 2017

    If the phone is over 500 $/€ is dead before it even launches. I believe with the 449 $ price tag one plus has hit the limit what people are prepared to pay them. Anymore expensive and it better to buy a top brand phone from local carriers since they will have better accessories and easier time getting serviced.

    • Trayanee
      June 7, 2017

      This! If they go higher, people will simply buy something like Xiaomi with lower price tag or bigger brand like Samsung, Huawei, Sony etc. at the same price.

  6. Miroslav
    June 7, 2017

    New lg g6 is just over 400eur.

  7. Vic
    June 8, 2017

    If resolution is QHD or higher looks good even if the price gets around $600. I don’t care about 4 or 6 or 8 G of RAM but the screen resolution yes. I would not pay more than $300 for an FHD phone regardless of whatever else they put inside.
    Everything else looks good from the leaks. Will wait and see. Depends what market they target for west QHD or higher is a must for a flagship today, for Asian market it looks like the RAM is more important. Not sure how much they sell in west but is one of very few Chinese names (after Huawei and Lenovo) known here.