Orders for the Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 5 now start shipping immediately


Ever since its inception, OnePlus has never really been that great at fulfilling consumer demand for its new devices. Longtime fans probably remember the dark days of the invite system, though we (thankfully) haven't seen it in action from the OnePlus 3 launch onward. Even so, there have been drawbacks to buying their devices right after launch: for one, orders don't start shipping immediately, meaning you have to wait some time before your phone even makes it out of the company's offices.

And at launch, the OnePlus 5, too, was a victim of this phenomenon, though the Slate Grey option was made available for immediate shipping soon after its release. But now, as spotted by Android Central, the same now applies to the high-tier Midnight Black version as well.

Or in other words: place a OnePlus 5 order, and your unit will start shipping almost immediately after (presumably on the same or the next business day).

This should be good news for those of you out there who have been eyeing the Midnight Black version of the device, which offers 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, an upgrade over the Slate Grey's 6 GB/64 GB combo. The two variants will cost you $539 and $479, respectively. And if you're still wondering whether the OnePlus 5 is the device for you, make sure you also read our review (but keep in mind that some problems with the device have popped up since we published it).

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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

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3 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Such low demand for the phone obviously they have excess stock.

2. p51d007

Posts: 701; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Trust me...you DO NOT want a "first off the line" device the Oppo makes with a OnePlus logo. You have to put up with so many things that DON'T WORK until a slew of software updates come along. Best thing to do if you still want one, is wait a couple months. I suspect they will do the same thing they did last year, with the OnePlus3, then quickly the 3T, and will probably release a 5T with a BETTER camera (ie: optical hardware based OIS) since so many are complaining about the image quality on the 5, and, by the time they do release a 5T, if they do, the "jelly" problem will be moot because either they ditch the gimmick dual camera, which takes up the room needed for the display, forcing it to be mounted 180 degrees, or, their will have run out of 3T screens, and will have new ones with the connector mounted on the bottom.

3. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Probably reselling all those jelly phone returns.

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