The sixth phone from boutique Android smartphone OEM OnePlus launches today at noon Eastern; the global launch will be livestreamed on their YouTube channel (see above). If you want to see the phone for yourself OnePlus is also hosting pop-up events in New York London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Here are the details for the NYC event:
At this point almost everything about the phone is known except for its price; check out the specs in last week’s post here, but note that the listed starting price of $479 USD has yet to be confirmed. There will apparently be two trim levels and three colors—silver (or gunmetal) and soft gold will be available with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while black will be exclusive to the upgraded model with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage.
When its price is finally revealed I think it will be important to keep the competition in mind. A 5.5 inch Google Pixel XL with 128 GB of storage currently lists for $869 USD, as does a 5.5 inch, 128 GB iPhone 7 Plus. And the iPhone doesn’t even run Android! 😛
Anyone purchasing a OnePlus 5 will at least be able to save some money on accessories using any one of the referral links in this helpful reddit thread.
Feel free to add your thoughts on the phone and/or launch event below. If the price is right I’ll probably end up ordering one.