OnePlus CEO Lau shares OnePlus 5 camera sample taken in low-light

OnePlus CEO Peter Lau has a great job. After all, he gets to take any new OnePlus handset out for a spin whenever his heart desires. Recently, Lau checked out a OnePlus 5 model and took at least one photo under low-light conditions. From what we can see of this night time snapshot, it shows a clear sky framing this odd-shaped building. The camera has captured several details of the building including shadows, the grime that covers the walls, and even some stairways inside the edifice.

We expect to see a dual-camera setup adorn the back of the OnePlus 5. While some are looking for both cameras to weigh in at 16MP, we have heard from at least one tipster who says to expect a 20MP dual-camera setup. Previous camera samples reportedly taken with the OnePlus 5 hint that one of the sensors will shoot in monochrome, which is supposed to produce sharper and more detailed pictures.

This isn't the first time that OnePlus co-founder and CEO Lau has leaked information pertaining to the OnePlus 5. He has already passed along the news that the next flagship killer will be thinnest among the 2017 models.

The OnePlus 5 is expected to be unveiled on June 20th and will go on sale two days later.

source: PeteLau (via Weibo) via  MyFixGuide, Phandroid

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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. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Nice tripod used ;)

5. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Exactly. This no good Android manufacturer really thinks he can fool us consumers. We got news for you. NOT BUYING IT!! Lilke jeez, you really think you were smart by taking a photo of something very interesting looking and trying to make it seem like the photo is amazing. I see the CEO is an idiot and clearly uneducated. What a desperate fool who is trying to do everything in his power to make it seem like he's offering great value. Too bad he doesn't mention the slave labor required to make these awfully s**tty products. Funny thing is that it might not even be the oneplus phone taking the photo. also, the photo clearly has a solid use of light through the object. We ain't stupid CEO so you can go home and eat a bunch of snacks because no one gives a damn. These Android manufacturers really need to consider copying from Apple's handbook of success, because it's clear they are all struggling coming up with innovative ideas. All they are introducing are stupid products that are DOA that no one wants. Just look at the S8. It's a piece of garbage in a sexy package. Who Cares? Geesh. Where is Steve Jobs when you need him. Please teach these fools.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Can down, fruitcake.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Calm down, I mean. Autocorrect has been vicious lately

10. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014 need to read the labels on your meds!

11. fonephreak

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

relax fanboy oneplus phones are made by Foxconn which also makes all the iPhones. I like iPhone too but your essay piece of garbage. are you in 1st grade??

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Reply to comment #5. Shut up TechieXP with spell check, no one reads your essays.

16. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Are you lost little sheep? There are plenty of Ijunk articles where you can find the rest of the herd. This phone is a lot better than the junk you buy, a lot cheaper than the same crap you keep waiting in line for and most likely made with a lot less slaves than your piece of garbage. If you have nothing constructive or educated to say about this article then go to one of the many other Ijunk articles this website has.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Solid meh.

3. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Wow the oneplus 5 has such a great camera

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do wonder about the conditions. Is that just moonlight or are there big lights lighting up the building. Did they use automatic mode or just leave the shutter open for 20 mins.

6. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Instead of us criticizing, what if it really has an amazing camera?! Then?

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

A good photographer with tripod can take an epic night photo with any flagship phone. Not buying this. And yes I am sure it will have a great camera just not buying the above photo.

12. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Wow amazing shot in low light. Chinese phones are on another Level.

14. Mellow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

Last year OP3 & 3T had the worst camera for a flagship device. So this year OnePlus hire DxOMark just to get a higher score for OP5 camera. I'm not going to trust these images from Chinese Manufacturers because last year, Huawei caught red handed by using a DSLR for photography & promotes it as taken with Huawei P9.

15. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Another phone joining the thin phone race and willing to compromise on battery.Most of us wants bigger battery with little thick phones.But most phones neglecting battery and busy in making phones as thin as possible.Dont know whats happening in almost all smartphone companies.Almost all flagship phones were giving glass back phones and not giving more battery.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1870; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

If this photo isn't doctored, the OP5 is going to take some amazing pictures.

18. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

I guess it an iphone 7 plus camera sample with oneplus logo.

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