The smartphone that is surrounded by a lot of hype and is the most awaited flagship right now is One Plus 5. The insane success of One Plus 3 and the off the charts reception of One Plus 3 made the upcoming phone to be much awaited for.
While the release of the phone is not yer announced, rumors and leaks are already making their way to the internet. Here is a roundup of various leaks and rumors.
Dual Camera & Missing Headphone Jack
While the hardware specifications are already out and clearly denote that this phone will be very powerful, the external design is what all waited for. But a lot of leaks circled on the internet showing the design of the smartphone. But all the leaked images have one thing in common - The Dual Camera.
Android Authority posted the above image confirming the rumored dual camera setup on the One Plus 5. The phone looks a lot like One Plus 3/3T but more curved edges are the stand out feature of this leak. Now, another leak from Weibo created a lot of confusion as the image (below) shows the One Plus 5 without any antenna bands at the top and bottom of the device's back.
Adding to the confusion is the yet another image (below) of One Plus 5 with the dual camera setup completely different. While the above images suggest a vertical dual camera arrangement, the recent leak from Weibo showcased One Plus 5 with the dual camera but with a horizontal arrangement like the iPhone 7.
All the leaks have one thing in common and it is the missing headphone jack. It seems like OnePlus is following Apple to make the future smartphones free from wires and maybe add water resistance too.
We don't know which leak is accurate, but it seems like the device is getting a lot of attention. It may be one of the marketing strategies of the company itself but if it is, the device now became one of the most talked topics.
One Plus Partners With DXO
Leaks and rumors aside, here is an official update for the device. The One Plus company teamed up with the DXO, the french company that specializes in image technology and also famous for its universally-acceptable camera test DxO Mark.
DXO which analyzed nearly 9000 devices is well-known worldwide and this partnership may enable One Plus to compete with the flagships in terms of photo quality. The flagship killer which already has an arsenal of deadly specifications (from leaks) is now equipped with technology from the best company DXO itself.
It looks like One Plus 5 will live up to the title of "Flagship Killer" again this year. But there is one mistake One Plus should avoid for One Plus 5 to receive a phenomenal success. It is to avoid raising the price of the device and if it does, the whole point One Plus tried to prove just fades away.