The real OnePlus 5 seems to be just an upgraded Oppo R11

The real OnePlus 5 seems to be just an upgraded Oppo R11

Earlier today, OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 5, its next flagship smartphone, would be officially announced in two weeks' time - on June 20. 

If you just can't wait until June 20 to discover the OnePlus 5, it seems that we can take a brief look at the handset as of now.

According to Android Police, the device that we're seeing below is the OnePlus 5. The handset appears to be fairly thin, and, as anticipated, it has a dual camera on the back. Apparently, there's very little bezel on the left and right sides of the phone's screen, but the top bezel might seem huge to some folks.

If this is indeed the OnePlus 5, it certainly resembles the Oppo R11, a 5.5-inch smartphone announced this week in China. You see, both Oppo and OnePlus are a sub-brands of China-based BBK Electronics, so it's not exactly surprising for some of their handsets to have common design elements.

You may not remember, but the original OnePlus One (released in 2014) bared a strong resemblance to Oppo's Find 7a - this being said, we're not going to be shocked if, come June 20, the OnePlus 5 will be unveiled as an Oppo R11 lookalike. 

We're including some official renders of the Oppo R11 below, so you can check out what's to be expected from the OnePlus 5. You'll probably notice that the R11 kind of looks like an iPhone 7 Plus from certain angles. Will we be saying the same thing about the OnePlus 5? Well, we'll just have to wait until June 20 to find out. 

The Oppo R11 features a dual rear camera with 2x optical zoom and selective focus, and we're obviously expecting the OnePlus 5 to have a similar camera (albeit enhanced by DxO). While the Oppo R11 is a mid-range handset based on a Snapdragon 660 processor, we know for certain that the OnePlus 5 will be a high-end powerhouse thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor (which is also powering flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11).

P. S.: In case you're wondering, the difference between Oppo and OnePlus is that the latter sells its phones in more countries around the world, including the US, and positions itself as a global brand that releases just one important product yearly, whereas Oppo launches multiple handset models each year, and markets them mainly in Asia and some European countries. 

source: Android Police

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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. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Hmm. That camera layout and bump looks eerily familiar.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Which isnt a bad thing.

21. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is a blatant copy of iPhone 7 Plus! Oneplus, don't do this. Save your reputation and come up with a new design.

26. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They don't need reputation, they just need sales.

2. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Not saying its a bad thing... if you're going to copy someone, might as well copy the best

19. Papa.Ji unregistered


27. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It is the best or second best seller in China. However I think diggie meant iPhone not Oppo.

31. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

People buy Oppo because they can fool others that they have an iPhone. Put a case or a skin on it and you can't tell the difference :)

29. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Oppo and OnePlus owned by the same company.

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

Then there is Vivo, which is owned by the same company that makes Oppo. Gets confusing

4. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

If they made a 5" or smaller version, I'd buy one

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

.... this looks just like an Iphone... just like one

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

they just squeezed the Touch ID button

11. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Btw, the bezels at the top from the leaked images looks so huge which is contrary to the fact that oneplus says that this phone is smaller than the op3. Well maybe they downgraded the screen size to achieve that.

6. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

I hope that this is not the production unit. It looks just like an iPhone 7 plus in Matt Black. And those bezels !! I don't want the bezels to be S8 thin but come on !

13. ahmadkun

Posts: 614; Member since: May 02, 2016

Bezels are disgusting

15. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

It's almost as if this thing called personal preference exists, and different people have different tastes. I do agree that they should be slimmer, but still.

22. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Bezels aren't disgusting anymore you Troll.. Bezels are very useful and attractive. Just look at the awkward S8 design. That is disgusting because there it looks like a widened glass ruler and so hard to be hand help properly. So Yes, Bezels are so nice and must be preserved in the future too.

28. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Ohh man, I just fee that my 7 Plus looks so dated compared to S8+ of my colluegue who sits next to me. Do you like anything made by Samsung?

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Obvious. Troll is obvious

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah. Just like comment no. 7

8. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Hell no

12. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

This is it guys. Wonder if it will have the toggle switch

32. tech_mate

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

OP does have one.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Considering the OPO was 95% the same as the Oppo 7a and they are owned by the same company it's not hard to believe. Also those bezels are woeful.

16. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

OnePlus 5 is smaller than the 3T. On the other hand Oppo R11 is larger than the 3T. Its dimension are 154.5 * 74.8 * 6.8 mm according to Chinese regulator TENAA.

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

They look just alike. Hah

18. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

If I wanted Samsung, I'd wait for a decent deal. If I wanted an iPhone, I'd just save up and buy one. I patiently waited for OnePlus because I wanted an aluminum body, but if it's gonna be an iClone I'm just gonna wait until I see some axon 8 leaks or a sale on the Galaxy S8 that flirts with the $500 price point.

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I don't think OnePlus is stupid enough to settle for merely a clone of the iPhone 7+ for the 4th iteration of its "flagship killer". Especially not when they've been making distinct looking, much better screen to body ratio designs for the previous iterations of the device. If anything, this is merely just their case for the iPhone 7+. They've made an iPhone case before:

24. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

CopyCat 5 shall be the name instead..!

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