By Mark Walton
The OnePlus 5, the follow-up to the excellent OnePlus 3T Android smartphone, launches on June 20. In classic OnePlus style, the OnePlus 5 will debut via an online livestream that starts at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), as well as at several pop-up events in London, New York, and other cities in Europe.
Details on the OnePlus 5 other than its release date are thin on the ground, but the company has revealed that it’s skipping the OnePlus 4 (four being an unlucky number in China), as well as equipping the phone with the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. That’s the same SoC found on flagship devices like the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11.
As with its previous phones, OnePlus is expected to charge far less for the OnePlus 5 than the likes of Samsung or HTC, whose devices typically retail for around £600+. The OnePlus 3, which came equipped with a then brand new Snapdragon 820, launched at a mere £330.