Along with ZTE, OnePlus has dominated the conversation when it comes to premium Android smartphones priced under $500. Rumors suggest that that will still be true this year with the OnePlus 5, but the first official look at the phone is all about the design.
— Android Police (@AndroidPolice) June 6, 2017
Following leaks of the top half of the device earlier this week, OnePlus went ahead and released their own teaser image of the back of the phone yesterday. The leaked image and the official image show a much slimmer and sleeker design, although some of that might be due to the all-black colorway OnePlus first used in their special edition 3T. Looks like they’ve also gone with curved antenna lines this time, instead of the straight lines used on the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
Neither image has much to say about hardware, aside from confirming that OnePlus will use a dual-camera array on the back. But, dual-camera arrays aren’t all the same, so we’ll still need to wait a bit to see if OnePlus will use one sensor for depth like the Apple or one sensor for monochrome and light levels and one sensor for color like Huawei. Whatever they’ve chosen, it’ll be a major part of their marketing campaign — the launch website is photography-themed.
The phone will run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, though, which means it will be very fast in terms of both processing power and network connectivity. We’ll discover the rest of the details when the OnePlus 5 is officially unveiled on June 20, and we’re definitely going to have more coverage then.