OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.

We also now have the official OnePlus 5 camera specs: the phone will have a 16-megapixel main Sony rear cam with an f/1.7 aperture lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony sensor with an f/2.6 telephoto lens. OnePlus says that this is "the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today," but of course we've seen Sony's and others' 23-megapixel phones, so we are curious to test this in real life.

The report does not reveal the full OnePlus 5 specs, but it does confirm that the OnePlus 5 will be the company's most expensive phone yet. With the eery similarity to the iPhone 7 Plus, it might be the most controversial one as well.

It also reveals a ton of interesting details about the OnePlus 5 camera, starting with an admission by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei that the camera on the OnePlus 3 was  good, but not 'great' as on Samsung and Apple phones, continuing with a promise for a great camera in the OnePlus 5 and ending with OnePlus thanking Apple for 'educating' people about the camera on the new phone. 

“We were exploring dual cameras last year, but we knew the education cost would be too high,” explains Lau. “We have to thank Apple for educating the market for us.”

All of this is hugely controversial for one obvious reason: the OnePlus 5 looks a lot like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, down to the camera position and the crescent antenna lines. And we doubt Apple will like this. For the full making of story around the OnePlus 5 camera, hit the source link right below.

source: TheVerge
Images courtesy of TheVerge.

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1. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

I don't like iPhone and Galaxy much.. but I have to admit that these two really inspire other Smartphone Manufacturers with their new tech innovations....

19. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Apart from iphone and galaxy, what else is left to be liked?

27. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Nokia perhaps?

2. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

One regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter Fantastic news a good android zoom regular mobile, I was not looking forward to the rumored monochrome second camera.

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

' "the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today," but of course we've seen Sony's and others' 23-megapixel phones...' These guys can't just leave it there as it is...Cleary, they meant "highest resolution dual-camera system" and they compare it with Sony, which doesn't have any dual camera set up phone yet. Face-palm!

3. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You mean...with iPhone 7 Plus-like everything :))

4. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

I have defocus background on my Xperia. No need second cam.

5. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

I haaafff defffookusss on my LamePsserriaaaa no neeedy seeeconnnd caaaam. Aaaaaamm aaaaam aaaaam.

21. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

It is a sub app inside cam app. All Z phones have it. But is only 8MP.

6. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014


7. jjface

Posts: 229; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

It was obvious and PA kept saying it would be a monochrome camera !

8. Mellow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

OnePlus 5 - iPhone 7 Plus clone with flagship level high end hardware & running latest version of Android

9. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Glad I got the 3t. I hope OnePlus chills out with the constantly increasing prices

18. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Even though they increase their price, it will not be as expensive as iphone and galaxy s series. So there is no need to worry much.

10. Mellow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

Carl Pei - "See, we tried to copy every flagship & the best outcome is the iPhone 7 Plus"

23. guidoconrad

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Because the galaxy S7 camera was too good to replicate

11. IT-Engineer

Posts: 533; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

this is definitly gonna be my next phone, currently using op 3T

12. ishaqthkr

Posts: 155; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

All those prototypes and they ended up passing this iphone copy. Bruh...

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

You beat me to making that comment. They should of gone wth the first one in the top left corner, reminds me of the orginal OnePlus One.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The HTC look-alike protoype is even cooler, I think.

17. fyah_king unregistered

It a lie, because it's the same phone as the oppo

22. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Last one looks like Huawei P10 The silver, right corner

15. talon95

Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I was hoping to see the magic of monochrome. Maybe it's not so magical.

16. fyah_king unregistered

Prototype? This phone is the oppo

20. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Wow, basically the only other design they were considering was a Huawei P9 clone.

24. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Of all those prototypes they had to pick the one that looks exactly like iphone7 :( 6th from left to right was better.

25. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Uhhh doesn't he mean thank LG for educating the market....EVO 3D ...LG G5 -___-

26. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

HTC EVO 3D didn't set the world on fire.

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