(Update) The OnePlus 5 has been officially revealed.

(Update 21/07/2017): OnePlus have issued an official update regarding the previously mentioned issue which prevents users from dialling emergency numbers. Users should be able to download the update OTA by visiting the Software Update section in the settings menu. Installing should only take a few minutes according to OnePlus, as the patch is only a few megabytes in size. The company has also reassured users not to worry if the update isn't immediately available on their device, as roll-out may vary by region.

Release Date (Updated 20/07/2017)

The OnePlus has been released and is now on sale.

Operating System (Updated 20/07/2017)

The smartphone ships Android Nougat 7.1.1 with OnePlus' Oxygen OS on top.

Design (Updated 20/07/2017)

Some have slated it while it was praised by others – the OnePlus 5 design is definitely a split opinion. Coming under criticism for resembling the iPhone 7, the OnePlus 5 looks sleek and modern. The colours options are a bit disappoint with only Midnight Black and Slate Gray.

Screen and Cameras (Updated 20/07/2017)

The OnePlus 5 has a 5-inch 1080x1920 AMOLED screen, protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The device comes with dual rear cameras, one 20MP and the other 16MP. The front also features a solid 16MP shooter.

Specification and Features (Updated 20/07/2017)

The handset comes with Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 835 SoC, clocked at 2.35GHz. Users can choose between two models. Either 64GB of storage space and 6GB of RAM, or 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. No matter which model you choose, all users get a large 3,300mAh battery although it is a slight downgrade from the OnePlus 3T. The smartphone also includes Dash Charging, a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a headphone jack.

Some OnePlus 5 users have reported scrolling lag issues on their devices, as well as a stereo recording bug in which the left and right channels are swapped. The latter issue is due to be addressed with an upcoming software update as confirmed by OnePlus, however the former may be a deeper hardware problem in the display's digitizer. Although the touchscreen issue may still be fixable with a software update, OnePlus users experiencing lag are likely to have to wait a bit longer for a smooth scrolling experience.

A serious glitch found on the OnePlus 5 prevents users from dialling emergency numbers. The glitch involves calling 911, which results in the device rebooting. No other three-digit numbers or codes are known to cause this behaviour yet, but OnePlus has yet to issue a statement regarding the glitch.

Price (Updated 20/07/2017)

The smartphone is on sale for £449/$479/€499.

Last modified on Friday, 21 July 2017
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Sebastian Marcinkiewicz

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