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Alleged OnePlus 5 camera samples leaked online, hint at a dual camera setup


After the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6, everyone is eagerly waiting for the launch of the successor to the OnePlus 3T. According to previous reports, it is expected the OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 5 instead of the OnePlus 4.

The Chinese smartphone maker has not issued any statements for the launch of the upcoming flagship. However, despite the lack of clarity from OnePlus, the Internet is full of rumors about the OnePlus 5. According to a previous report, the device was spotted on a Chinese device certification website, hinting at a nearing launch date. The report was followed by a controversial render leaked by India Today.

According to the latest report, alleged photos taken with the cameras on the OnePlus 5 have leaked out. True-tech, was the first one to leak the photos online. According to the report on True-tech, the website sourced the image from an anonymous leaker. The report clarifies that it can’t provide any proof that these photos are the real deal or just clever editing of the metadata. The report includes a link to a .zip archive with full resolution images for users to download and examine for themselves.

The report suggests that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-camera on the back because some of the images have enhanced depth-of-field.

True-tech also suggests that the depth-of-field may have been added via software. The report goes on to add that the two sensors on the rear camera might both be 16 MP units.

We downloaded the images to examine the images and the EXIF data for ourselves. The images were unimpressive even though they seemed to have been shot in decent lighting conditions. Focus was also off in some images. The EXIF data seems to suggest that the OnePlus 5 will come with Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box.

We can expect the smartphone to launch soon as June 2017 marks one year since the launch of the OnePlus 3, the last major upgrade by OnePlus in terms of hardware. The OnePlus 3T was a minor upgrade, so it doesn’t count.

There is no official word on when we can expect OnePlus to launch the OnePlus 5.

The OnePlus 5 is expected to pack in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8 GB RAM and 2K AMOLED display panel with an effective resolution of 2048×1080 with a 5.5-inch screen.