Amazon Sale Offers: iPhone 7 Rs. 17,001 Cheaper, Over Rs. 11,000 Discount on All Phones

The three-day Amazon sale on mobile phones will end tonight, leaving only a few hours before some of the best prices on popular smartphones dry up. The e-commerce giant is offering discounts and deals on handsets iPhones, as well as popular smartphones by the likes of Samsung, OnePlus, Moto, Coolpad, etc. If you are looking to buy a smartphone this season, scroll down to see some of the best ongoing Amazon sale offers you can get your hands on today. Of course, the offers include more than just flat discounts, as you get exchange discounts, cashbacks, no-cost EMIs, and even free mobile data with select operators in these Amazon sale offers.

iPhone 7
The Amazon sale offer on iPhone 7 brings down the prices of all variants of the Apple flagship. The 32GB iPhone 7 can be purchased for Rs. 42,999, while the 128GB and 256GB models now have best price of Rs. 52,987 and Rs. 64,800, respectively. On top of these discounted prices, you also get exchange discount of up to Rs. 11,082 on three iPhone 7 variants in the ongoing sale.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s
If the latest iPhone model is too expensive for you, then there’s the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s discounts you can check out. The 32GB iPhone 6 usually costs Rs. 26,999, but can now be purchased for Rs. 25,499 in the Amazon sale – a discount of Rs. 1,500. Similar to this is the iPhone 6s 32GB discount, which brings down the price from the standard Rs. 36,999 to Rs. 34,999, a difference of Rs. 2,000. Of course, the Rs. 11,082 exchange discount applies here as well.

Moto X Force
Moto X Force, the smartphone with a ShatterShield display, has received the biggest discount in the Amazon sale. The Moto X Force 64GB variant is available for Rs. 15,999, a solid Rs. 22,000 shaved off its standard price. In addition to the steep price cut, there’s the Rs. 11,082 exchange discount to make the deal even sweeter. Launched in India in February 2016, the smartphone has a display that the company claims will not crack even if dropped on a slab of concrete; the display panel comes with a 4-year warranty for accidental damage.

Amazon Sale Offers: iPhone 7 Rs. 17,001 Cheaper, Over Rs. 11,000 Discount on All PhonesLG G6
LG G6, which competes with the likes of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8, can be purchased for Rs. 39,999. This represents a Rs. 12,000 discount over its launch price of Rs. 51,990, which makes it a rather lucrative deal considering the phone was launched just two months ago. And on top of that you get exchange discount of up to Rs. 11,802, Bajaj FinServ no-cost EMI option, and 100GB of free Reliance Jio data. If you are purchasing the handset on credit card EMI, you can get the interest back in the form of Amazon Pay cashback on buying it from Cloudtail India.

OnePlus 3T
The current OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 3T, does not have any price cuts, but comes with exchange discount of Rs. 11,082. This can bring down the price of the popular handset down to Rs. 18,917, from the standard Rs. 29,999. As the 128GB model is now out of stock in India, a discount on the 64GB variant’s price is the only deal available now. But to make it worth the money, the Amazon sale is giving Rs. 500 in promotional ebook credits for the Kindle users, Rs. 250 cashback as Amazon Pay on logging into your Prime Video account, up to 70 percent discount on OnePlus 3T cases and covers, Bajaj FinServ no-cost EMI option, and 45GB data free for 5 months on Vodafone.

As a side note, the smartphone’s successor, the OnePlus 5, launched last night, and will go on sale at 4:30pm IST on Thursday in India on Amazon.

OnePlus 5 Impresses in Its First Durability Test

OnePlus 5, the much-anticipated smartphone, was finally unveiled on Tuesday, and as expected, it packs some top notch specifications. The new flagship from OnePlus has received its first durable test that reveals the phone can take care of itself in tough conditions.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has put the OnePlus 5 through a series of scratch, burn, and bend tests, and you won’t be disappointed with the phone’s performance.

OnePlus 5 Impresses in Its First Durability TestAs per the durability test video by JerryRigEverything, the OnePlus 5 offered resistance against scratches on the screen as well as on the camera lens at the back. The video showed the OnePlus 5 being scratched with a coin and key which initially left a mark but were easy to get rid of. In the video, the OnePlus 5 was however seen having severe scratches at the back with sharp objects like knife and razor. Jerry points that the OnePlus 5 is “durable but not invincible” referring to sharp objects.

The OnePlus 5 was also subjected to fire where the display started showing white pixels after almost 40 seconds, and Jerry adds that users will need to make sure that the phone does not come in contact with fire. In the bend test, the OnePlus 5 back popped up when pressed with hands though it didn’t bend beyond a point. The phone convincingly passed the bend test with flying colours.

JerryRigEverything says that his series of torture tests shows how phones like the OnePlus 5 are made for handling durability and how well the device will last through the coming years. We can expect the OnePlus 5 passing through several kinds of tests in the coming weeks.

Moto C Plus ‘Entire Stock’ Was Sold Out Within 7 Minutes in First Sale, Says Flipkart

The Moto C Plus budget smartphone on Tuesday was sold out within seven minutes of the start of its first sale, according to Flipkart. The e-commerce retailer also announced that the Moto C Plus will be available via open sale on Flipkart from Thursday.

In a press statement, Flipkart said, “The entire stock on Flipkart was sold out within 7 minutes of the sale opening, selling at a bristling [sic] rate of 100 units per second.” Based on Flipkart’s statement, the first sale of the Moto C Plus had roughly 42,000 units on sale.

The Moto C Plus was launched in India on Monday, and was priced at Rs. 6,999. It runs on Android Nougat and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. You also get 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via a microSD slot (up to 128GB). The smartphone will be available in Black, White and Gold colour options on Flipkart.

Related imageThe Moto C Plus comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, autofocus, 71-degree field of view, and an LED flash. It also gets a 2-megapixel front-facing camera similar to the Moto C. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery that is much larger than the 2350mAh battery inside the Moto C. The Moto C Plus measures 144×72.3x10mm and weighs 162 grams.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM and 3G connectivity. Much like the case with the Moto C, the Moto C Plus also gets 4G VoLTE support and dual-SIM card slots.

OnePlus 5 Is the ‘Fastest Selling’ OnePlus Device Ever, Says Carl Pei

OnePlus 5, the Chinese company’s new flagship smartphone, was launched on Tuesday, and it has hit a milestone within a day of launch.

Carl Pei, OnePlus Co-Founder, has revealed that the new OnePlus 5 smartphone has become the fastest selling OnePlus device ever. Unfortunately, Pei hasn’t shared any numbers to support his claim but is likely that it’s based on the response OnePlus 5 has received in pre-orders. Soon after the launch, OnePlus 5 was up for pre-orders in select regions with an Early Drop system which will see shipments begin on Wednesday itself. “The first numbers are in, the OnePlus 5 is our fastest selling device ever,” Pei wrote in a tweet.

The OnePlus 5 smartphone will be available for wider sales on June 27. The Chinese company will be launching the new OnePlus 5 in India on Thursday, and the smartphone is set to go on sale soon after the unveiling.

Image result for OnePlus 5 India Launch Set for Today; How to Watch Live StreamOnePlus 5 price in the US and select European regions starts at $479 (roughly Rs. 31,000) and EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,900) respectively for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant comes at $539 (approximately Rs. 35,000), and EUR 559 (about Rs. 40,000) in the US and the select European markets, respectively.

To refresh on the specifications, the OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 and runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It supports dual-SIM with dual-standby and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It will be available in 6GB with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage options.

One of the biggest marketed features of the OnePlus 5 is its dual rear cameras. The OnePlus 5 sports a 16-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixels) with an f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera (Sony IMX350 sensor, 1-micron pixels) with an f/2.6 aperture. It also sports a 16-megapixel front camera.

iPhone 8 Launch Has Firms Scrambling to Lock Up Memory Supply

Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple’s new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply.

While heavyweights such as Apple and Samsung Electronics – which is also the world’s top memory chip maker – will not be seriously hit, industry sources and analysts say some electronics makers are paying a premium to lock into longer-term contracts.

Others are placing orders earlier than before to ensure their perilously low inventories do no dry up completely.

“After the supply shortages emerged we brought forward our procurement decisions … to ensure a stable supply,” smartphone and personal computer maker LG Electronics said in a statement, adding it had pushed up quarterly purchase decisions by about a month.

Chip manufacturing technologies are growing increasingly complex, raising investment costs yet providing less output growth as some suppliers struggle to improve yields. This has caused some chip prices to double or triple from a year earlier.

Some analysts say device makers could be forced to cut down on the amount of DRAM chips, which help devices perform multiple tasks at once, or NAND chips that are used for long-term data storage, on new products if the cannot get enough chips.

A chip supplier source told Reuters a handful of clients have moved to 6-month supply agreements, accepting higher prices than the customary quarterly or monthly deals, to make sure they get enough memory chips for their products.

“The problem will be more acute for the NAND market, where the iPhone remains a critical source of demand given the huge sales volumes and recent moves to increase storage capacity on the device,” said the source, who declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter.

iPhone 8 Launch Has Firms Scrambling to Lock Up Memory SupplyInventory squeeze
Signs of stress have already emerged: Huawei Technologies was criticised by consumers after it was discovered the Chinese firm used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model that led to significant variations in performance.

Huawei did not respond to requests for comment on its memory procurement plans.

About 18 percent of the global annual supply of NAND chips is bought by Apple, analysts say. In recent years, electronics makers have typically built up inventory during the first half to avoid being squeezed by Apple, which generally unveils its latest iPhone model in September.

But the shortage of chips in the first half of the year has left many scrambling.

Should the US giant opt to push out more iPhones than usual or further increase the portion of high-storage models, that could further squeeze out other companies. Some analysts estimate Apple could ship as many as 100 million new iPhone 8s this year, compared with the 82.3 million iPhone 7s that Cowen & Co. estimates for 2016.

“For the iPhone 8 launch there have been specific references to this by customers and distributors as a reason for longer delivery times and shortages,” said Tobey Gonnerman, executive vice president at US-based component distributor Fusion Worldwide.

“Buying buffer stock and holding product in hubs to protect against anticipated delivery interruptions has certainly become more common in recent months.”

Apple declined to comment on its memory chip purchasing plans.

No relief in sight
Chipmakers have been allocating more capital in recent years to boost production of NAND chips, where the shortage has been acute due to strong demand for high-end data storage products. Samsung Electronics will start NAND production at a $14 billion South Korea plant in the second half, while SK Hynix will start making its new high-end NAND products in coming months.

But analysts say meaningful new supply is unlikely to materialize until 2018.

SK Hynix told Reuters in a statement it has been meeting delivery dates but acknowledged supply conditions were tight, noting its inventory levels were at an all-time low and unlikely to increase in the near-term given continued demand.

Samsung declined to comment on chip procurement for its electronic devices or inventory levels for its memory business.

Smartphone makers in China are also locked in an arms race to provide the most memory, which could further exacerbate the squeeze as they seek to counter the iPhone.

Some investors and analysts have voiced concerns about potential “de-speccing,” where product makers cut back on memory to cope with the shortages or margin pressures. IHS analyst Walter Coon said some firms were starting to prepare to offer products with lower memory content if market conditions remain tight.

But analysts also say manufacturers will be loath to cut back on memory as such a move would be deeply unpopular, saying the firms are more likely to just not upgrade memory on new models.

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: These Are the New Features

OnePlus 5, the successor of OnePlus 3T, has been launched after months of wait, and fans in India will not have to wait too long as it will arrive in the country on Thursday. The OnePlus 5 price in India is yet to be official announced, but if the US and Europe prices are any indication, it will be an affordable alternative to iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S8. Of course, in a price sensitive market such as India, there will be many who will be unsure of which model is right for them, OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 3T. We take a look at the new features that set the current OnePlus flagship apart from its predecessor to help you decide where to go for the former or the latter.

Price

As mentioned above, the India prices of the OnePlus 5 are not yet out, but the smartphone is expected to be priced at Rs. 32,999 and Rs. 37,999 for the two variants respectively. OnePlus 5 prices in the US and select European regions for the variant with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Slate Gray colour are $479 (roughly Rs. 31,000) and EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,900), respectively. The 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in Midnight Black paintjob costs $539 (approximately Rs. 35,000), and EUR 559 (about Rs. 40,000) in the US and the select European markets, respectively.

To compare, the OnePlus 3T 64GB model at launch was priced at Rs. 29,999, GBP 399 (roughly Rs. 33,700), EUR 439 (roughly Rs. 31,200), and USD 439 (roughly Rs. 29,800), while the 128GB model has been priced at Rs. 34,999, GBP 439 (roughly Rs. 37,100), EUR 479 (roughly Rs. 34,800), and USD 479 (roughly Rs. 32,500).

While in India, the smartphone will be sold on June 22 at 4.30pm IST on Amazon India, the smartphone has currently gone up for pre-orders in US and Europe right now, with an Early Drop system that will see shipments begin on Wednesday, June 21, a full six days ahead of general sales that begin on June 27. Early Drop pre-order buyers will get special launch offers as well.

Design

With respect to design, the OnePlus 5 sees a lot of design changes, evidently inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus. The antenna bands placement, the dual camera setup, and the thin metal rounded frame are all the changes seen in plain sight. The bezels in the front remain at the top and bottom of the device, with the Home Button still donning the capsule shape sits on the front panel, with the fingerprint sensor placed underneath.

Specifications, features

On paper, the OnePlus 5 is a beast with upgrades in almost all departments. It still sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display (goes from Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection to Gorilla Glass 5), but bumps the processor to the latest octa Snapdragon 835 SoC, with four cores clocked at 2.45GHz and four cores clocked at 1.9GHz, as well as the Adreno 540 GPU. The top RAM configuration is now at 8GB of LPDDR4X. The OnePlus 3T on the other hand sports a quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC with two cores clocked at 2.35GHz and two cores at 1.6GHz, the Adreno 530 GPU, and 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The dual camera setup is probably the biggest change. There are 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors at the back – with the latter a telephoto lens. The 16-megapixel main camera bears a 1.12-micron pixel Sony IMX398 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, said to capture 34 percent more light than the OnePlus 3T. The 20-megapixel telephoto camera bears a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX350 sensor, with an f/2.6 aperture. At the front, is a 16-megapixel camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.

In comparison, the OnePlus 3T bears a 16-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and EIS. At the front, it bears a 16-megapixel camera at the front with a Samsung 3P8SP sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were both plagued by touch latency issues, and OnePlus claims to have solved the issue on the OnePlus 5 by using high-speed cameras that track the movement of the screen and input speeds. The OnePlus 5 sports LPDDR4X RAM, which OnePlus claims is 17 percent more power efficient than the previous LPDDR4 offering.

OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T: These Are the New FeaturesThe OnePlus 5 sports a slightly smaller 3300mAh battery compared to the OnePlus 3T’s 3400mAh offering, however, with “hardware and software optimisations” manages to deliver 20 percent more battery life than its predecessor – according to the company. Also being touted alongside is a feature called App Priority, which learns the apps users utilise most commonly to load them on startup. Apps that aren’t commonly used are deprioritised. Another performance improvement is the use of UFS 2.1 storage and a 2-lane ROM, which together are said to double bandwidth.

The OnePlus 3T on the other hand uses UFS 2.0 storage. The company carries forward the ceramic fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 3T to the OnePlus 5, with the same boast of unlocking in 0.2 seconds. Finally, OxygenOS running on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the OnePlus 5 gets some new features including Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots (brought to the OnePlus 3T with OxygenOS 4.1.6 update), and a semi-transparent app drawer.

One other notable addition is the support for Bluetooth v5.0 on the OnePlus 5, compared to Bluetooth v4.2 on the OnePlus 3T. It also adds an additional microphone for better noise cancellation and audio recording. As for dimensions, the OnePlus 5 is slightly slimmer at 7.25mm, compared to the 7.35mm of the OnePlus 3T. It weighs slightly less as well, at 153 grams compared to its predecessor’s 158 grams weight.

TCL, Vertu Partner to Manufacture 30,000 Luxury Mobile Phones

Luxury phone brand Vertu on Tuesday announced its agreement with TCL Communication which will let the former use the latter’s smartphone technology for its Vertu-branded phones. The partnership will enable Vertu and TCL to come up with a new line of devices.

The company in a press statement confirmed that this is the first agreement signed by Vertu since the company was purchased by entrepreneur Hakan Uzan in mid-March of 2017.

The agreement worth $40 million will allow Vertu to use TCL’s technology. The partnership will see 30,000 handcrafted Vertu phones being manufactured under TCL partnership, and they will be produced at the Vertu facility in Church Crookham, Hampshire.

Commenting on the announcement, Hakan said, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with TCL Communication. It is the first of many, considerable investments we are making into the business. TCL Communication is a valued partner of Vertu and we hope that this will be the start of a prosperous new chapter in our relationship.”

TCL, Vertu Partner to Manufacture 30,000 Luxury Mobile PhonesVertu also confirmed that it’s going through a “substantial restructuring and modernisation” of all its business units.

“Customers will have access to limited, special edition Constellation X products as soon as mid-July, with full ramp up by early September. The new generation of Vertu Concierge Services will start being introduced in mid-July in limited markets, with a new wide ranging portfolio of Vertu Life Style Products becoming available in Vertu Boutiques in early September,” Hakan added.

The parent company Vertu AK France also revealed plans to launch new services and products in September alongside announcing several exclusive luxury partnerships with global brands. The new products will be sold in the key markets such as France, UK, China, Asia, Russia, Western Europe and the Middle East.

Alain Lejeune, Senior Vice President of TCL Communication said on the partnership, “TCL Communication is very pleased to extend our successful relationship with Vertu. Combining our advanced smartphone technology with Vertu’s superb craftsmanship and commitment to superior design and performance, it will help create an outstanding experience for its discerning customers.”

Vertu claims to have sold over 500,000 devices worldwide so far and has phones starting at EUR 7,500 with more than 225,000 registered users.

Flipkart Dream Phone Sale Offers: Discounts on iPhone 7, Moto Z, Google Pixel, and Other Deals

Ahead of the GST rollout, all the e-commerce sites are hosting sales and discount offers on smartphones and other electronics. Joining the bandwagon, Flipkart is hosting the #OwnYourDreamPhone sale from June 22 to June 24, where it will offer lucrative discounts, exchange offers, and No Cost EMI options on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel and Moto Z smartphones to name a few.

Flipkart claims that it will be bringing down the prices of all iPhone models by at least Rs. 2,000. The company claims that the iPhone 7 Plus 128GB will see an up to 25 percent discount. The iPhone 7 32GB which is originally priced at Rs. 60,000 will see a price cut of more than Rs. 10,000. On its site, Flipkart claims that the iPhone 7 32GB will be priced at Rs. 4_,499 during the sale.

Flipkart Dream Phone Sale Offers: Discounts on iPhone 7, Moto Z, Google Pixel, and Other DealsIn addition, the company claims that the iPhone 6 will be available in limited quantities in both 16GB and 32GB variants at never before prices. For instance, the 32GB variant is set to be priced at Rs. 25,999. The iPhone 6s Plus will be priced at Rs. 40,999, and Flipkart is touting it to be the ‘lowest price in India’. Furthermore, the iPhone 5s which is priced at Rs. 20,000, will be made available for Rs. 1_,999 during the sale. The iPhone 6s 32GB model, normally priced at Rs. 47,999, will see a price cut to Rs. 3_,999.

Google Pixel will see a discount to Rs. 3_,999,, as well as and an extra Rs. 2,000 on exchange with select models. The Moto Z (with Style Mod) which is compatible with all Moto Mods will be available at a special price of Rs. 10,000 off, and can be purchased for Rs. 29,999 during the sale period. Currently, Flipkart is hosting a ‘Back to College’ laptop sale as well, with Intel-powered budget laptops available for as low as Rs. 9,999. The Redmi Note 4 is also up for grabs for all those interested.

iPhone 8 Bezel-Less Display Tipped by Leaked Dummy Unit, Cases, and Screen Protector

iPhone 8 rumours refuse to die down even though the device is still months away. The smartphone is expected to have gone into mass production, and therefore leaks have started to come out in full force. Today’s bout of leaks bring a dummy unit which is then compared to the iPhone 7; Olixar cases for the iPhone 8 which are already up for pre-order, as well as a screen protector that flaunts the bezel-less design apart from the top cut-out for sensors and front camera.

The first leak is in the form of an iPhone 8 dummy unit, with videos as well as photos shared by Shai Mizrachi and published by 9to5Mac. The dummy unit corroborates previous leaks with a bezel-less display at the front, no Home Button, a new function area, a vertical dual camera setup at the back, and a wider, taller metal frame. The power button on the right edge is a bit elongated than the one seen on iPhones now. At the bottom edge, there are dual speaker grilles, and the Lightning Port is in the middle. Shai Mizrachi has also shared a video showing the iPhone 8 from all angles, and you can see it below.

Separately, case maker Olixar has started selling iPhone 8 cases which it claims are very accurate. The cases are being sold on MobileFun, and it claims that it has created them using “information and schematics they’ve acquired through their factories and contacts in the far east,” reports 9to5Mac. The cases show all the same things as the dummy unit, albeit in a more polished manner, and Olixar guarantees that it will fit the iPhone 8.

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Olixar has also listed a screen protector for the iPhone 8 on MobileFun, pretty much cementing the arrival of the almost bezel-less display. The sensors on top are for the front camera, ear mic, and probably the rumoured infrared sensor, and the protector is up for pre-order on MobileFun. A video of the screen protector has also been shared bySlashLeaks.

iPhone 8 is also tipped to sport an OLED display, a fast A11 chip, wireless charging, and better waterproofing.

OnePlus 5 India Launch Set for Today; How to Watch Live Stream

OnePlus 5, which was unveiled globally on Tuesday, will be launched in India today, ending the wait of fans who are looking forward to the affordable smartphone with flagship features. The OnePlus 5 India launch event in Mumbai is scheduled to start at 2pm IST, and will be live-streamed, which you can watch below. As has been the case with previous OnePlus handsets, the new flagship will be available via Amazon India, though fans can head to pop-up events in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai over the next two days to purchase it offline.

OnePlus 5 price in India

The big question surrounding the India launch of OnePlus 5 is its price in India, though leaks over the past couple of weeks have given us a fair idea. According to reports, the OnePlus 5 price in India will be Rs. 32,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and Rs. 37,999 for the model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. With only a few hours left for the official launch, we don’t have to wait too long for the official prices of the smartphone. It will become available to buy from Amazon India at 4:30pm IST on Thursday itself. In a tweet, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei said OnePlus 5 is already the “fastest selling” smartphone by the company yet, even though he provided no numbers to support the claim.

OnePlus 5 specifications

Let’s get down to the OnePlus 5 specifications. The OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5.

The OnePlus 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU an up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. As for its camera configuration, it bears a dual rear camera setup made up of a 16-megapixel main camera (Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixels) with an f/1.7 aperture and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera (Sony IMX350 sensor, 1-micron pixels) with an f/2.6 aperture. As for the front camera, the OnePlus 5 sports a 16-megapixel front camera with a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX371 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.

Image result for OnePlus 5 India Launch Set for Today; How to Watch Live StreamOnePlus 5 connectivity options include 4G LTE (with VoLTE), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C (v2.0). Sensors on board the OnePlus 5 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It weighs 153 grams, and measures 154.2×74.1×7.25mm.

The new OnePlus 5 will be available in two colour variants – Midnight Black and Slate Grey. It retains the single speaker as well as the 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom panel. Other features carried on from previous generations of OnePlus smartphones include hardware capacitive keys (with the option of onscreen navigation) and the Alert Slider.

The OnePlus 5 comes with several upgrades over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T. These include, of course, the dual camera setup on the back, 8GB RAM option, and updated design. There are a number of small changes that won’t be apparent to users when they get their hands on the new smartphone, so you can head over to our in-depth OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T comparison for a look at the differences between the two.

But it’s not just OnePlus 3T that the new flagship competes against, as the smartphone’s primary competition is with the the top models in the stables of Apple, Xiaomi, and Samsung. You can check out our detailed OnePlus 5 vs Mi 6, iPhone 7, and Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison to find out which model is right for you.