Image credit – Dan Seifert / The Verge


Ahead of OnePlus tweeting out what appears to be the official image of the OnePlus 5, there were quite a few leaks that purportedly showed off the design of the phone. What made this confusing was the fact that some of the photos showed a completely design to the one from before, which had us wondering which could be the real deal?

Turns out that perhaps some of them could have been real, or at least a prototype that was in the works. This is according to an in-depth report by The Verge who spoke to OnePlus ahead of the OnePlus 5’s launch, where the company shared details on some of the design features and the improvements that they’ve made to the OnePlus 5’s camera compared to its predecessors.

The report also revealed a bevy of OnePlus 5 prototypes that the company went through (see photo above) before landing on the one that they’ve chosen. From what we can tell, there are at least a couple of phones in the lineup above that were previously leaked and suggested as the final design of the phone, but we guess it turned out to be a prototype.

As expected of most companies, OnePlus has gone through quite a few prototypes before landing on the final design, and save for one handset, it looks like the company has mostly opted to go with a horizontal camera orientation versus vertical. In any case we should have the details soon, so check back with us on the 20th of June for more updates.

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  • 1920x1080
  • 401 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
3300 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
  • Snapdragon 835
  • None
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