OnePlus 5 launch event in India has started and there is a huge crowd present. We are awaiting the price of the phone. OnePlus is hosting the launch event in Mumbai where it will unveil the latest flagship smartphone for India, anytime soon. Meanwhile, interested users can watch the live streaming for the OnePlus 5 launch event on YouTube (the link for the live stream is given below). The phone was announced globally on June 20 and now the OnePlus 5 will finally arrive in India. Also, the smartphone maker will host pop-up events in 4 other Indian cities too, which includes New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Interested customers of the OnePlus device will be able to experience the smartphone in these places from June 23 to June 25. After the event, the OnePlus 5 will go on sale today itself, on Amazon India website from 4:30 pm IST.
Now that OnePlus has already launched the OnePlus 5 smartphone globally, we finally have all the information regarding the price, features and specifications of the phone. When the highly anticipated smartphone has launched globally, OnePlus revealed the prices and the base variant is priced at $479. The base variant is the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model of OnePlus 5 and in India, the common rumour is that it will be priced around Rs 32,999. Meanwhile, the premium variant, the GB RAM and 128GB storage option could be priced somewhere around Rs 37,000. Apart from these two versions, we know that the OnePlus 5 will be sold in two colour variants: Midnight Black and Slate Grey. Meanwhile, we can only wait and watch how much the phone will cost in India, until the announcement.
Follow the OnePlus 5 India launch event live updates here:
3:39 PM: The Prices has been announced. OnePlus 5 (6GB RAM+64GB storage model) will come at Rs 32,999. The 8GB + 128 GB variant has been priced at Rs 37,999.
3:30 PM: The game goes on for quite some time. People keep waiting for the price to be announced.
3:20 PM: Comedian Vir Das comes on stage to announce the winners.
3:16 PM: OnePlus ready to announce Rs 1 crore prize money
3:13 PM: Srinivasan says, over 1 million ‘Notify Me’ clicks on Amazon’s website for OnePlus 5 launch.
3:10 PM: Arjun Srinivasan from Amazon India comes up on stage, Talks about partnership with OnePlus.
3:05 PM: Yoon talks about the OxygenOS in the OnePlus 5 and the integration with PayTM.
3:00 PM: Engineers keep talking about improved features in display, battery, processor and more.
2:56 PM: Brian Yoon is back on stage.
2:48 PM: OnePlus 5 camera is the best camera by the company, and claims to click DSLR-like images.
2:46 PM: Szymon Kopec comes back on stage. Talks about the OnePlus camera launch.
2:43 PM: Mehta talks about Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
2:42 PM: Sanjay Mehta, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies arrives on stage.
2:41 PM: 8GB RAM is not an overkill, says OnePlus. It’s always better to give more to the user.
2:36 PM: Szymon Kopec, Product Manager OnePlus, arrives on stage.
2: 33 PM: Yoon talks about the brilliant design and body of the OnePlus 5.
2:30 PM: OnePlus Design Director Brian Yoon, comes on stage.
2:19 PM: OnePlus reminds us of all its previous devices and tells us the huge number of smartphones it has sold.
2:15 PM: OnePlus says “Never Settle.” Says that they wanted to make an Android phone that they themselves wanted to use.
2:10 PM: Huge crowd at the event. VJ Bani and Anushka Dandekar entertaining the crowd.
2:03 PM: Bollywood stars like Sushant Singh Rajput and sports icons like Sania Mirza talk about the OnePlus experience.
When it comes to specifications, the OnePlus 5 sports the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, clocked at up to 2.45GHz. OnePlus features a 5.5-inch full-HD Optic AMOLED screen (1920 x 1080 pixels). When it comes to the camera, OnePlus 5 is confirmed to have dual camera setup: the main 16-megapixel sensor has f/1.7 aperture and the 20-megapixel telephoto sensor has a f/1.6 aperture. In the front is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
Watch the live stream here:
In terms of power, OnePlus 5 gets a 3300 mAh battery with Dash Charging support from the company. OnePlus says half an hour’s charge from the Dash Charge is enough to ensure the new phone will last all day. OnePlus says that their software, hardware optimisations have ensured the phone will last 20 percent longer than the OnePlus 3T.
In terms of connectivity, 4G VoLTE ready smartphone and it supports all the major bands on FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE. For LTE connectivity it has CAT 12 support and can support up to 600 Mbps download speeds and 150 Mbps upload speeds. It also supports 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz and this is a Bluetooth 5.0 ready smartphone.
When it comes to the Operation System, OnePlus 5 runs the OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The new OxygenOS comes with some features like reading mode, secure mode, expanded screenshots, translucent drawer and more.