OnePlus 5 Prototype Leaked in Flesh, Confirms Dual-Lens Camera

OnePlus 5

Ever since OnePlus 5 was confirmed for a release this summer, we have been seeing a slew of leaks, rumors, and speculations regarding the design, specs, and features of this flagship killer.

One thing that most rumors agree on is that the OnePlus 5 will ship with a dual-lens camera on the back. However, another thing that these rumors fail to agree on is the design of this dual-lens camera module. While some sections are adamant that the phone will come in with a vertical setup, others are positive that the Chinese OEM will take after the likes of Xiaomi Mi 6 and Huawei P10 and debut with a horizontal setup.

As if to put these uncertainties to rest, Android Authority is giving us an exclusive view of an alleged OnePlus 5 prototype that shows off a vertical dual-lens camera on the back. This is not the final design of the phone, but it’s just an experimental version, just like what appeared a few days ago. In short, this image gives us a slight idea of what the company has in plan, but things could change at the end of the day.

It’s clear that the OnePlus 5 will stick to the same design material that made the OnePlus 3T such a success. However, the new feature is the dual-lens setup, which for now, we have no clue what lenses it’ll feature. The photo only shows off the back of the phone, which also leaves us with more guesses as to how the front panel will look like. But one thing that’s for sure is that the fingerprint scanner should keep its place on the bottom bezel.

OnePlus 5

Speaking of bezels, we have no idea if OnePlus 5 will follow the likes of Samsung and LG in trimming the side, top and bottom bezels further, but it’s unlikely this will be the case. The display screen could also remain at 5.5 inches and if recent benchmarks on AnTuTu are anything to go by, the phone will come with a 1080p resolution, 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

Android Authority goes further to shed some light on the possible pricing of the upcoming OnePlus 5, arguing that the pricier components that will appear on/in the phone will lead to a higher price tag, probably $650. Considering that OnePlus 3 and 3T debuted at just $399 and $439, this steep price change could anger the company’s fan base. It could also be a sigh of relief from Xiaomi, with the company’s flagship Mi 6 priced at just $363 in China.