OnePlus 5 is Essentially an iPhone 7 Plus with an Android Soul

After countless rumors, leaks and official teasers, The Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has finally launched its latest handset, the OnePlus 5.

Unfortunately, the OnePlus 5 isn’t anything extraordinary, the design is blatantly copied form iPhone 7 Plus and the internal hardware of this phone is at par with other flagships launched earlier this year. This time there isn’t much difference in pricing as well and the base model goes for $480.

A Glance at OnePlus 5:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display 2.D Glass, Metal Body
  • Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, Adreno 540 GPU
  • 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  • Dual Camera Setup 20 + 16 Megapixel (f/2.6 and f/1.7), 2x optical zoom
  • 16-Megapixel Selfie Camera with f/2.0 apeture, Electronic Image Stabilization
  • 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1 Internal memory
  • 3,300 mAh battery with Dash Charge
  • Dual SIM 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C

OnePlus claims that unlike others, they’ve perfected the Dual-Camera technology and only launched this phone after there is consumer base that knows about the benefits of this camera setup.

OnePlus 5 / iPhone 7 Plus

This new phone runs on Android 7.1.1 with OxygenOS, a minimal UI offered by OnePlus. One of the notable features of the operating system is the use of ambient sensor to calibrate the display color. This could be used to make e-book reading much easier and saves the battery power as well.

The OnePlus 5 will be available across the globe starting next month, right now this device is only available for customers in the United States and Europe with prices starting from $479 for the base model and $539 for the 8GB model.