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OnePlus 5 Launched in India; Starts at ₹32,999 for 6GB Variant

OnePlus has launched the much awaited OnePlus 5 in India today. The company had organised a huge event in Mumbai, where the Media as well as Fans experienced the new device first hand.

The aspires to be the next flagship killer, with top-of-the-line innards, premium cameras and redefined design language that is largely crafted on the blueprints of Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. This is the slimmest OnePlus flagship yet, coming in at 7.25mm. The back is very slightly curved across the Y-axis so that it feels a little comfortable. The alert slider returns. The antenna lines are curved and at the edges, so as to not obstruct the design.

There are 2 sensors on the back, the other being a telephoto lens for depth information. The primary shooter is a 16MP IMX398 with a large f/1.7 aperture. Both cameras work together for faster autofocus. There is also a SmartCapture feature which works in the background to give an overall better picture. The second lens also helps in Zoom as well as Portrait mode. You also get a full manual mode with a histogram, and also shoot in RAW.

Dash charge returns to give you a day’s power in Half an hour. It’s the same speed with a similarly sized 3,300 mAh battery. Power delivery is over USB Type C.

 The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform is built on a very efficient 10nm design, which also supports global LTE as well as upgraded Graphics. The RAM goes up to 8GB LPDDR4X . The phone also understands which apps you use more often and keeps them ready to run. The storage is now based on UFS2.1 Dual-lane which makes transfer 50% faster. They also did something to fix the input latency.

OxygenOS 4.5 adds a good level of customisation and features. The display changes color according to the ambient light. You can take extended screen shots too. There are some optimisations working behind the scenes that make the battery life better.

They will be working with the community and address issues and updates accordingly. There is going to be a  much bigger Customer Service network now. OnePlus is offering 1 hour repairing at Exclusive OnePlus Stores, Home Pick up and Drop off service for repairing as well as a repairing quote available for spares on their website. The fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 5 supports PayTM Quick Pay, that enables you to authenticate payments through the PayTM App.

The phone will be exclusively available from Amazon India starting 4.30 PM today. The 6GB variant is priced at ₹32,999 while the 8GB variant will cost ₹37,999.

Additional offers are also available, these include Amazon Pay Credit to Amazon Prime Members, Kindle Voucher, Cashback from State Bank of India, Accidental Coverage from Kotak and Data Offers from Vodafone.

Specification Sheet:

OnePlus 5
Display 5.5-inch AMOLED
1920 x 1080 resolution
401 ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 6/8 GB
Storage 64/128 GB
MicroSD No
Cameras Rear camera:
Main: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor, 1.12 μm, ƒ/1.7 aperture, EIS, dual LED flash
Telephoto: 20 MP Sony IMX 350 sensor, 1.0 μm, ƒ/2.6 apertureFront: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor, 1.0 μm, ƒ/2.0 aperture, EIS
Battery 3,300 mAh
Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Ports USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
3.5 mm headphone jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz, 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, supports aptX & aptX HD
Sensors Fingerprint
Ambient light
Audio Bottom-facing speaker
3 microphones with noise cancellation
Supports AANC
Dirac HD Sound
Network LTE:
Supports 3xCA, 64QAM & 256QAM
Supports up to DL CAT 12 (600 Mbps) / UL CAT 13 (150 Mbps) depending on carrier supportBands:
FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
TDD-LTE: Bands 38/39/40/41
TD-SCDMA: Bands 34/39
UMTS (WCDMA): Bands 1/2/4/5/8
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM Nano
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Dimensions and weight 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm
153 g
Colors Midnight Black, Slate Gray
OnePlus 5
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