OnePlus's newest smartphone, the OnePlus 5, is coming this month. The company officially announced that the OnePlus 5 would be unveiled during a live stream on June 20.
The Reveal Event
As was the case with the company's previous product reveals, the OnePlus 5 event will be live streamed. This year, the event will be held at 12 p.m. EDT on June 20.
However, the company is also doing a series of promotional events across the country. After the main event, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei and Marques Brownlee will be in New York City. Several similar events will be held in cities across the country.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) June 6, 2017
Specs And Features
The OnePlus line has built its brand on providing premium quality smartphones at lower prices than those offered by Samsung or Apple. While we don't currently have a certain amount, it is expected that the OnePlus 5 will be more competitively priced than its competition.
In terms of specs, we have nothing concrete, but there have been plenty of leaks surrounding the phone. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is said to be backed up by 6 GB of RAM and a 3,600 mAh battery. There has been no word regarding whether or not the OnePlus 5 will feature quick or wireless charging, though both features have become popular in high-end handsets.
In terms of design, OnePlus chief Pete Lau has claimed that the phone will be the slimmest handset yet. However, it is unclear whether or not Lau meant that the OnePlus 5 will be thinner than the competition or merely the thinnest phone OnePlus has released.
One of the phone's standout features will be its powerful camera. The exact nature of the camera has not been revealed, but rumors indicate that it will feature a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera or a possible dual-camera setup. It has been revealed that the company is working with DxO to improve the phone's camera quality, so it should be one of the better options for those concerned with taking pictures. Recently, the company sent out a tweet showing off the camera's capabilities.
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