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Gear Lust – OnePlus 5 June release is likely

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Earlier last month, smartphone maker OnePlus confirmed that its flagship device OnePlus 5 will arrive this summer. Now it looks like we’re getting a more precise date.

An event poster hints that OnePlus will hold an event on June 15. The poster displays a few recognizable words like:

  • “HELLO 5″, which may refer to OnePlus 5.”
  • “Invitation” implies it’s an event.
  • “DXO” could refer to the partnership between OnePlus and the DXO photography brand.

While OnePlus has only been around since late 2013, the Shenzen-based smartphone manufacturer has certainly given established brands like Apple and Samsung a run for their money thanks to a line of affordable high-end smartphones that cost only half of its flagship rivals.

This poster hints that the OnePlus 5 will be released on June 15.

OnePlus 5 specs

It’s hard to not get excited over this possible release date. Why? Because like its predecessors, the OnePlus 5 will most likely be an excellent smartphone. Let’s have a look at the rumored specs:

  • Size: 5.5 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Memory: 64/128/256 GB storage, 6/8 GB RAM
  • Camera: Dual 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh with fast charging (Dash Charge)

Here’s the kicker: you get all of this – plus the terrific design and build quality – for upwards of $439 (for the 64GB variant).

To give you some perspective, Apple’s cheapest iPhone 7 (32GB) costs $649, while an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 (which is cheaper than the larger S8+) is going for $719.

Corroborating evidence

So, are we just overreacting to the rumor? Unlikely. This isn’t the first whiff of a June 15 release. Last May 31, another poster was sighted. Then there’s the supposed internal email “leak” that hints at a June 15 release.

Bottom line, be ready for the imminent release. If you’re on the lookout for the next great smartphone, the OnePlus 5 is certainly one of the top candidates to lust over.