The OnePlus 5 smartphone has now been made available for purchasing on the web worldwide. The device is the latest flagship offering from Chinese phone maker OnePlus, and the company is selling the handset with no special requirements this time -- unlike the invite only promos and pop up stores seen on previous OnePlus releases.
Specifically, the OnePlus 5 will be sold in the North American continent (particularly in the United States and Canadian mobile markets), Asian regions (namely China, Hong Kong, and India), and several countries in the European continent. The device’s pricing starts at $479, and it comes with support for GSM networks. For interested parties based in the US, the OnePlus 5 should work with the networks of AT&T and T-Mobile (sorry Verizon Wireless and Sprint users).
For those who missed the formal unveiling of the OnePlus 5, it pays to review its specifications and features. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5 inch Full HD display screen with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels (with a pixel density of 401 ppi). Camera wise, the handset offers a dual camera configuration (as previously reported) on the rear side, combining a 16 megapixel Sony IMX 398 wide angle camera with a 20 megapixel Sony IMX 350 telephoto lens. On the front side, the OnePlus 5 sports a 16 megapixel selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus feature. Rumor has it that DxO, the French firm that specializes in photo software, has provided significant input in configuring the twin camera set up.
Inside its frame, the OnePlus 5 boasts an eight core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip set, aided by 6 gigabytes or 8 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) as well as 64 gigabytes or 128 gigabytes of built in memory. The handset also comes with a 3,300 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and Oxygen OS based on Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system. Color options for the device include midnight black and slate gray.
In just a few smartphone releases, OnePlus has managed to build quite a reputation as a phone maker that delivers quality devices with very competitive pricing (many consider OnePlus devices as among the most affordable flagships mobile users can purchase). So far, the China based mobile manufacturer has already launched the OnePlus One (the original OnePlus device), the OnePlus 2, the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus X, the OnePlus 3T, and now the OnePlus 5.
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