After months of endless rumors and reports, the OnePlus 5 was officially announced yesterday. The company finally confirmed the OnePlus 5 specs, price, and release date in its online launch event. It has started taking orders for the device and will begin shipping them within a week. The early response appears to be very good if OnePlus CEO Carl Pei is to be believed.
OnePlus fans have long been waiting for the new flagship to arrive. At first glance, it looks a lot more premium and high-end compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T. The OnePlus 5 also comes packed with the latest in mobile technology.
The handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also happens to be the first smartphone from OnePlus to feature a dual camera system at the back.
All this, and more, will entice customers to pick up the latest “flagship killer” from OnePlus. The price point is competitive as well, with prices for the 6GB and 64GB configuration starting at $479.
No wonder that customers are quickly getting their orders in before the first batch is sold out and then they have to wait for a few days. OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has revealed on Twitter that the first numbers show that the OnePlus 5 is the fastest selling device ever for OnePlus.
He hasn’t provided the numbers though, so there’s no way to ascertain right now just how many units have been ordered so far.