OnePlus 5 launch date has finally been announced after months of speculations by fans and the industry. The next OnePlus flagship smartphone will be unveiled globally on June 20, the same date tipped in a leaked poster image that surfaced online earlier this week. Moreover, the company has confirmed the OnePlus 5 India launch date too; the smartphone will make its way to India via a June 22 event, scheduled at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai at 2pm IST.
OnePlus has confirmed that it is planning to launch its OnePlus 5 smartphone later this month and just like the previous flagship smartphones from the company, the launch event will be streamed online through the company's website starting 12pm EDT - 9:30pm IST - June 20. While the company will be organising a pop-up event on the launch day itself in New York with special guests including company founder Carl Pei and Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD), it plans to organise pop-up events in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Copenhagen the very next day. There will be a pop-up event planned for London as well but the company has not detailed the date and details for the event just as yet.
As we mentioned, the India launch event is separate, and fans can also attend by buying tickets from the India site on Monday, June 12. Fans will get a gift hamper full of goodies the company added, while a limited number will be able to purchase the OnePlus 5 smartphone at the event itself. Present at the event will be OnePlus Founder and CEO, Pete Lau.
To recall, in terms of optics, leaked specifications suggest that the OnePlus 5 will come with a 23-megapixel rear sensor and a 16-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies. As the phone has a dual camera setup at the back, how does 23-megapixel sensor fits in the scheme of things is currently unclear.
Apart from the cameras, OnePlus 5 is expected to run Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and feature a 5.5-inch display. The successor to OnePlus 3T has been suggested to be powered by a 2.35GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM. The OnePlus 5 has been tipped to come with 64GB and 128GB built-in storage options.
As per the officially available information, we know that the OnePlus 5 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, bear a front-facing fingerprint sensor, and come with a camera developed in partnership with DxO. The company also teased a camera sample showing excellent low light performance.