OnePlus 5 Camera Details Revealed Ahead Of Official Launch

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Credible OnePlus 5 leaks and teasers have been consistently pouring in, and now the company has outed the dual camera on the phone ahead of the imminent official launch.

The extra camera on the OnePlus 5 will be used as a telephoto lens, or has the similar implementation to iPhone 7 Plus. Or rather to the more recently launched Oppo R11. The new OnePlus also shares more than a passing design resemblance with both of these phones.

A report by Verge confirms that the OnePlus 5 houses a 16MP sensor on the rear with f/1.7 aperture wide angle lens and an additional 20MP sensor with f/2.6 aperture telephoto lens. Both cameras use Sony sensors.

Also Read: Oppo R11 Plus and Oppo R11 With Snapdragon 660 Go Official

The Chinese manufacturer admits that it’s sister company Oppo’s purchasing power helped it procure hardware components, but it maintains that engineering and implementation part was handled by OnePlus itself.

The bottom line is, you will be able to zoom in (2X) and shoot without losing details on the OnePlus camera. You will also be able to shoot images with bokeh effect in the portrait mode.

The black and white images from OP 5 that surfaced a while back added fodder to speculations that OnePlus might be using an sRGB + Monochrome sensor implementation. However, the same isn’t true. OnePlus believes that the largest consumer value [from dual cameras] is in the portrait mode.”

OnePlus has been trying to replicate flagship experience at a mid-range price for three years now, but it’s camera performance hasn’t lived up to the hype. With the OnePlus 5, the company is optimistic about elevating the experience from ‘Good’ to ‘amazing’.

Other than the camera, we have a fairly reliable idea of other OnePlus 5 specifications by now.

The handset will have a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display that adheres to DCI-P3 color gamut, the one you get to see on high-end Macs and 9.7″ iPad Pro. However, It’s unclear as to how the company will be handling color management with base software being Android.

Also Read: Best Dual Camera Smartphones Under 20,000 INR

The OP5 will be powered by Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB/ 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Other rumored specifications include Android Nougat based Oxygen OS, Fingerprint sensor, 16MP selfie camera, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band WiFi, and 3300mAh battery with dash charging.

You can watch the OnePlus launch live in India tonight at 9:30 PM IST. In India, it will retail exclusively on Amazon starting June 19.

OnePlus 5 Specifications and Features

Model OnePlus 5
Display 5.5-Inch, AMOLED Display, Full HD, DCI-P3 Color gamut
Processor 2.45GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835, Adreno 306 GPU
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB, Expandable
Software Android 7.1.1. Nougat based Oxygen OS
Primary Camera 16MP (f/1.7) + 20MP (f/2.6), 2X Zoom
Secondary Camera 16MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery 3300mAh with fast charging
Others 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Fingerprint sensor (home button), NFC, USB Type-C, Dash charging
Rumored Price Rs. 32,999/ Rs. 37,999


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