OnePlus 5 Philippines Price and Release Date, Full Specs, Dual Camera Features

True to its legendary 'Flagship Killer' moniker, the all-new OnePlus 5 doesn't only have the most powerful set of internal hardware that you can get on any smartphone out in the market but it also has a Dual Camera module with beastly specs and an ultra-sleek design language.

If you're currently on the look-out for an attractive Android smartphone that can deliver buttery smooth gaming performance on even the most resource-intensive titles that you can download from the Google Play Store and also has top-notch imaging capabilities, this model should certainly be on the top of your list of 2017 releases to check out.

OnePlus 5

Officially announced on Tuesday - June 20, 2017, OnePlus 5 has almost the same dimensions and feel as its equally stunning predecessor, the OnePlus 3T -- but it is thinner and has a rounder look, softer edges, and less noticeable antenna bands. Of course, this new 2017 release also features that notable Dual Camera set-up at the back -- which is one of its identifying design characteristics.

The screen, though, is still 5.5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels Optic AMOLED and below it, there's still a Fingerprint Scanner for quickly unlocking the interface with but a touch of a finger.

OnePlus 5
Flaunting a non-water-resistant unibody aluminum shell, OnePlus 5 is available in two classy and elegant colors: Midnight Black and Slate Gray.

As I've said, one of the key selling points of this model is its two-optic rear camera module, which is a combination of a 16 MegaPixel f/1.7 PDAF shooter plus a secondary 20 MegaPixel f/2.6 lens that work together to deliver shots with better color accuracy in various lighting conditions and progressive background blurring or beautiful bokeh effect for portrait shots.

For those who love to take selfies, OnePlus 5 has an ultra-high resolution 16 MegaPixel f/2.0 front cam with Sony sensor and advanced Beautification Mode, delivering self-portraits that you can instantly share on Facebook or Instagram.

The other key selling point of OnePlus 3T are its powerful innards. Under the hood, this device runs its Oxygen-OS-flavored Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with a 64-Bit Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, has 6GB and - a whopping - 8GB RAM options, and comes with either 64GB or 128GB non-expandable internal storage. This set of internal hardware is quite simply the most powerful that's out there currently. If only the handset has a microSD card expansion slot, the delight of OnePlus fans - I'm sure - would be through the roof.

Powered by a non-removable 3,300 Li-Po battery pack that works with the more energy-efficient chipset to deliver 20% longer uptime compared to the OnePlus 3T and supports Dash Fast-Charging, OnePlus 5 will be available in key markets around the globe - including the United States, UK, Denmark, Sweden, and China - starting on June 27, 2017. The official suggested retail price for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB ROM version is $480 USD while the 8GB RAM/128GB ROM version is $540 USD. It's not particularly cheap but it's definitely more affordable than flagship handsets by other brands that have slightly inferior processor and amount of RAM.

No word yet from Digits Trading Corporation - the official distribution partner of OnePlus here in the Philippines - on OnePlus 5's release date in our market. Nonetheless, our guesstimate for its availability here will be sometime in Q3 2017 with price tag starting at more or less Php 27,000 for the base model.

Update as of July 20, 2017:
The official SRP of OnePlus 5 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM model is Php 26,490 while the version with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM sells for Php 30,990. Both variants are now up for purchase at all Digital Walker Stores nationwide.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : OnePlus 5
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : Upper Midrange (Flagship Level)
Dimensions : 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25 mm
Weight : 153 grams
Available Colors : Midnight Black, Slate Grey
Operating System : Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Oxygen OS UI
Display : 5.5 inches (~73.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density), Optic AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor : 64-Bit Octa Core (4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo) + (4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo), Adreno 540 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
RAM : 6GB / 8GB RAM options
Internal Storage : 64GB / 128GB ROM, non-expandable
Camera :
Back: Dual Camera Module ~
20 MegaPixels, Sony IMX 350 sensor, 1.0 µm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.6 aperture, Dual LED flash, RAW Image capture
16 MegaPixels Rear Camera Wide-angle, Sony IMX 398 sensor, 1.12 µm pixel size, EIS, DCAF,

Front: 16 MegaPixels, Sony IMX 371 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, EIS (via gyroscope), 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR
Video Capture : Back - 4K 30fps, 720p 120fps
Front - 1080p 30fps
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : USB Type C 2.0 reversible, USB OTG, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0 with aptX and aptX HD support, 3G HSPA+; LTE Cat13
FM Radio : No
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner (front)
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable 3,300 mAh Li-Po battery with Dash Charge Support
Uptime : TBD
Value-Added Features : Dual Camera Module, Premium Design, 8GB of RAM, DRAC Power Sound, 3 Microphones with Noise Cancellation During Video Recording, Flagship Level Features at a Upper Midrange Price Point
Announcement : Global - June 20, 2017
Availability : Global - June 27, 2017 (Key Markets),
Philippines - July 20, 2017 via Digital Walker
Price : Official SRP ~
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM Version = $480 USD (Php 24,170 with current conversion, before taxes)
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM Version = $540 USD (Php 27,192 with current conversion, before taxes)

Official SRP in the Philippines:
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM Version = Php 26,490
8GB RAM + 128GB ROM Version = Php 30,990

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