OnePlus has unveiled its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5. After weeks of speculation and even official company leaks the device will be available to but direct from OnePlus from 27 June from £449.
There are two models of the phone, with two different colours that also differentiate the specs. The higher spec model will cost £499 - £190 more than the £309 launch price of the OnePlus 3 just 12 months ago.
When is the OnePlus 5 coming out?
The OnePlus 5 was announced in a global live stream on 20 June 2017. For those watching the keynote online, a special code will allow early online purchase of the device.
If you have the code from the live stream, click here to buy your OnePlus 5!
OnePlus will also host a pop-up shop in New York on 20 June, followed on 21 June with pop-ups in London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Helsinki and Copenhagen where you can purchase the OnePlus 5.
It will go on full sale direct from OnePlus on 27 June.
In the UK it will also be available on contract exclusively from O2.
How much will it cost?
Available from 27 June, the OnePlus 5 starts at £449 in the UK. This gets you the Slate Grey model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
For £499 you can pick up the Midnight Black model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage.
Here is the full O2 pricing on a 24-month contract:
From 22 June, special introductory offers:
- OnePlus 5 64GB £9.99 upfront and £49/month for 30GB data
- OnePlus 5 128GB £9.99 upfront and £51/month for 30GB data
From 29 June, standard pricing will apply:
- OnePlus 5 64GB £9.99 upfront and £34/month for 500MB data
- OnePlus 5 64GB £9.99 upfront and £38/month for 1GB data
- OnePlus 5 128GB £9.99 upfront and £36/month for 500MB data
- OnePlus 5 128GB £9.99 upfront and £40/month for 1GB data
What are the specs of the OnePlus 5?
The OnePlus 5 is a top of the range smartphone, no doubt about it. It has a Snapdragon 835 processor with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and either 64GB or 128GB storage.
Unusually, the Slate Grey model has 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, and the Midnight Black has 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. If you want a particular set of specs, you won’t have a choice of colour.
Here is the full OnePlus 5 spec sheet:
- Android Nougat 7.1.1
- 5.5in 1920x1080 1080p Full HD AMOLED display, 401ppi
- 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- Adreno 540 graphics
- 6/8GB RAM
- 64/128GB storage
- 16Mp rear camera, f/1.7, support for 4K video at 30fps
- 16Mp front camera, f/2.0
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dual nano-SIM
- 3,300mAh non-removable battery
Wild re-release rumours of no headphone jack and red and purple versions turn out to be, thankfully perhaps, nonsense. Then again, OnePlus has said that it made over 100 physical prototypes, so some of the now incorrect leaks we saw may well have been legit production models.
As it turns out, the OnePlus 5 is a sleek, dark metallic 5.5in phone with more than a hint of its predecessor on the front panel. The back looks most like an iPhone 7 Plus, with the dual cameras and flash in a similar position.
The handset is slimmer than the OnePlus 3 and 3T and feels less angular. Some might be disappointed to see there is no white fronted colour option like the Soft Gold version of the OnePlus 3.
We had full access to the handset pre-launch, so check out our extensive review here.