OnePlus 5 registration available now on China's JD.com prior to June 22nd flash sale
Over 75,000 Chinese consumers have registered as a potential buyer of the OnePlus 5 on online shopping site JD.com. Those leaving their information to register on the website, will be able to participate in a flash sale taking place on June 22nd. The handset will be officially unveiled globally on June 20th during a live event. What is unknown at this point is the official sale price of the handset in China, and the number of units that will be made available on June 22nd.
What we expect to see is the OnePlus 5 come with a 5.5-inch screen, still carrying a 1080 x 1920 Full HD display. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is said to power the device with an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 8GB of RAM should be inside, along with 128GB of native storage. A dual-camera setup is on back (16MP + 20MP?) with possibly one sensor shooting in monochrome. Keeping the lights on could be a 3300mAh battery. Dash Charge will provide a rapid charging experience for the cell, and Android 7.1.1 could be pre-installed.
According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, the OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship phone in the market. Lau also posted a somewhat cryptic message on weibo (actually, it was Google Translate that made the posting sound like some sort of code) which hinted that the OnePlus 5 would feature UFS 2.1 storage instead of eMMC.
While the number of those registering for the flash sale of the OnePlus 5 continues to rise, remember that no cash changes hands. This is not a pre-order where buyers are reserving the phone by laying out the money in advance. Only those lucky enough to be included as a buyer in the flash sale will have to open their wallets to fork over the cost of the phone, which could be in the area of $479 USD.
source: JD.Com via MobileXpose