The OnePlus 5 is coming this month. Today the company announced that its latest smartphone will be formally announced on June 20th at 12PM ET. As with prior OnePlus product reveals, the “event” will be streamed online. But afterward, there will also be pop-up events in select cities globally. For example, a June 20th event in New York City will feature OnePlus CEO Carl Pei and Marques Brownlee. Several other pop-ups outside the US are scheduled for June 21st.
As with the company’s prior smartphones, the OnePlus 5 is expected to feature many high-end hardware specifications for a price significantly lower than flagship devices from Samsung, Google, LG, and other Android phone makers. A dual-camera setup has also been rumored. OnePlus is working with DxO to optimize camera performance, and the company has boosted its customer service operation ahead of its next product.
This time around, OnePlus faces competition including the Moto Z2 Play at the mid-price tier and a brand new entrant — Essential — that’s trying to win over Android fans in the flagship division. Check back on June 20th to see exactly what OnePlus has been working on.