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One Plus 5 Launched In India, Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

In April 2014, a Chinese startup, spun off from Oppo, under Carl Pei, embarked upon a journey to make a true smartphone-killer, and they accomplished it with the historic smartphone One Plus One. Four years forward, One Plus has matured into a leading smartphone maker with a large loyal fan base across the globe. Today, on June 22, 2016, one of the much-awaited phone of the year, One Plus 5, was launched in India to the excitement of its ever growing fan base. Here are 5 things you must know about the new One Plus 5.

It is extremely powerful

It is extremely powerful
It is extremely powerful

One Plus 5 is one of the fewest smartphones to feature Qualcomm's 10 nano meter Snapdragon 835 chipset. However, what makes this device extremely powerful is the added 6 GB or 8 GB RAM, depending on which variant you buy. Along with an almost stock Android operating system, everything just flies on this phone. And the added RAM will definitely make multitasking a swift process.

It has dual cameras

It has dual cameras
It has dual cameras

Dual Cameras has been the trend of 2017 so far, with most of the flagships opting for this except Galaxy S8. One Plus 5 also took the same route, with a 16 megapixel and 20-megapixel dual camera pair. However, unlike LG's wide angle or Huawei's monochrome sensor, One Plus decided to follow Apple's path and added a second telephoto lens. What this will provide is a 2x optical zoom and a bokeh like depth-of -field effect, that will create DSLR-like portraits.

It has a Reading Mode

It has a Reading Mode
It has a Reading Mode

One Plus decided to hold itself back and opt for a 1080p AMOLED panel, as opposed to the 2K displays many of its competitors brought to the market. One benefit of having an AMOLED display is the presence of deeper blacks and more energy efficiency, as blacks are created by turning off lights on individual pixels. One Plus added a reading mode to take full advantage of this feature. The feature will turn the display to an e-ink Kindle like black and white to provide a better reading experience. Users can specify which all apps they want to be run with Reading Mode in settings, and every time they open that app, the Reading Mode will kick in automatically.

It is expensive than One Plus 3T

It is expensive than One Plus 3T
It is expensive than One Plus 3T

Every new generation of One Plus has been a major upgrade over the last, and along with that One Plus slightly boosted their price. The device once made flagship features available for a mid-range pricing launched One Plus 3 for Rs. 27,000 and 3T for Rs. 30,000. With One Plus 5, priced at 32,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and Rs. 37,999 for the model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, they are now much closer to flagships such as LG G6 which is priced just above Rs. 40,000.

It comes with a new design

It comes with a new design
It comes with a new design

With One Plus 5, One Plus decided to stray away from the familiar design of One Plus 3 and 3T, instead, it went with a design that looks almost too familiar. The dual camera located on the left corner along with matt black finish makes One Plus 5 looks almost iPhone 7 Plus like. However, personally, the similarity with Oppo's new R11, a phone released in China recently, seems rather more striking. The phone comes in midnight black and slate gray colors with a very thin profile of just 7.25 milli meters.

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