OnePlus 5 launch event invites are out, contain kevlar case with cut-out for dual camera

There's less than a week left until the OnePlus 5's announcement on June 20. The company is sending media invites for the event, typically stylish and attention-sparking. More of a press kit than a mere invitation, the 'assembly' asks its beholder to "focus on what matters" – how enlightening!

What's more interesting is that the invite contains a kevlar case (not confirmed if actual kevlar, or just texture) for, presumably, the OnePlus 5. Our presumption is based on the fact that the case features a dual camera cutout on the back (a horizontal one), and the company doesn't have any other duo-cam phones on the market. So the case clearly must be meant for its latest and unreleased one.

The invite states that the OnePlus 5 is getting a traditional announcement event in Beijing that's going to be broadcast worldwide, in addition to ceremonies in other countries. It's also taking a jab at other manufacturers, implying they aren't sincere when they refer to customers as 'friends'. Can't be OnePlus without shaking the salt a little bit!

Judging by leaks, the OnePlus 5 might not have a mind-blowing look to it, but the brand's strength from the get-go has been selling cutting-edge hardware on a budget. Thus, the phone is going to be powered by the premium-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and feature up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in its most souped-up configuration.

The dual camera setup is accompanied by a dual-LED flash, and the display has 1080p resolution – still more than enough for a smartphone display, even in 2017. However, the handset is expected to break past the $500 tag due to the premium components it contains. This may put off buyers used to OnePlus' sub-$450 "affordable flagship" phones. Of course, such price is well below those commanded by the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC, and Sony. So, at least on paper, the OnePlus 5 still presents a compelling offer.

June 20 is very soon and we're pretty sure OnePlus is eager to show the world the result of its development efforts. Onward to the next few days!


source: Weibo (Translated) via Android Headlines

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. NoAllegiance unregistered

I think the price is going to be $479 and $519 dollars, which is still a good price for SD835 and an OLED display.

5. fyah_king unregistered

I got an S8+ for $374 with my s7 edge trade in. I would never pay $500 for a little screen with

7. ZombieHunter

Posts: 268; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Yeah, not everyone needs a phablet.... And since you traded a phone in, you didn't just pay $374.... so $500 is a bargain. And, a 1080p screen is perfect, anything more is not noticeable to the common eye (Proven). I know your phone is the "best" for you, but not for everyone.

2. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

its a good phone and a good price. Just a disappointing design

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I wish it would be widely available.

4. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

iClone. So disappointing, especially considering how good the OP3 was.

6. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

In response to no.4 Exactly. It is a shame to copy/paste in such obvious manner and in the same time to pretend how original and unique you are. I remember the moto: Flagship killer. I remember the words of Carl Pay how ahead are they according to all competitors except Apple. So, finally Carl, you just copy Apple. Fully. But it is silly. After OnePlus X you lost your mojo. Copy HTC with 3, now copy Apple with 5... Copycat company.

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