Just days after announcing a June 20 launch date, OnePlus has now also revealed a detailed image of what its new flagship OnePlus 5 smartphone actually looks like.
It’s unusual to reveal so much about a device before a launch, but the company is likely to be responding to copycat criticisms after an official promotional image was leaked.
The leaked image in question unfortunately shows a phone that appears to resemble an iPhone, and the public was quick to point out similarities to the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-camera positioning and configuration.
In what is likely to have been a response to that criticism, OnePlus released the new image, which highlights a sharper, tapered edge than the iPhone’s smooth, rounded edges. The tweet accompanying the image also stresses OnePlus’s originality: “A continuous hard edge, refined over three years.”
OnePlus co-founded Carl Pei also took to its forum pages to share details about the OnePlus 5’s improved microphone, which has been engineered to capture clearer sound in noisy environments.
A short video comparing last year’s OnePlus 3’s audio recording quality with the OnePlus 5 does demonstrate an improvement.
Besides the dual camera and new microphone, the device is said to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
OnePlus will be hosting launch events for the OnePlus 5 in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Helsinki and Oulu.