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OnePlus 5 launched in India Heres everything you need to knowTwitter / OnePlus India
Atom Technology Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 17:58

One of the most awaited smartphone launches of the year, the OnePlus 5 was finally unveiled in Mumbai on Thursday. 

The highlight of the OnePlus 5 is it's dual camera. The company claims that it is the highest resolution dual camera system on a smartphone today. 

While the rear camera comes with a 16MP wide angle and 20MP telephoto lens, the front camera is also 16MP. 

The OnePlus 5 is one of the few smartphones to house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. 

As far as the memory goes, it comes in two versions i.e. 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory as well as 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. 

The OnePlus 5 costs Rs 32,999 for the 6GB version and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB version. This also makes it the most expensive flagship phone from the company yet. 

Another USP of the OnePlus 5 is the Dash Charge, which can charge your phone in just half an hour. This probably makes up for the fact that it houses a disappointingly low battery of 3,300 mAh. 

Apart from the main specifications, the OnePlus 5 comes with some special features. 

It is the company's slimmest phone yet with a width of just 7.25mm.

The OnePlus 5 is also the first smartphone in the world that changes colour temperature based on ambient light. This eases the strain on the user’s eyes while reading on the phone or using it. 

The launch saw fans from all over the country come down to get a first hand glimpse of the phone. 

There were contests conducted and one OnePlus fan from Bhubaneswar won a cash prize of Rs 1 crore. 

The initial impression of the phone is quite positive.

One of the most appreciated aspects of the phone is the design and look of it. There were comparisons made to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. 

While the price may sound expensive, many felt that it was appropriate given the specifications. 

However, most of those who tried the phone didn’t feel it was much of an upgrade from the OnePlus 3 or 3T. 

The phone will be available for sale from June 27. There is also an early access sale that went live on at 4.30pm and will be there until midnight.

Watch a video of the event here: