OnePlus has had a great track record over the past few years with a handful of solid Android smartphones at an affordable cost. Better yet, those phones were all fairly unique, experimenting with distinct materials and solid designs. But the other day we first found out what the OnePlus 5 might look like. Today, the company has confirmed those leaks, and yeah, it’s an iPhone clone.
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In a new image posted to Twitter, OnePlus shows off the exact same design as seen in yesterday’s leaks from a new angle. The resemblance to an iPhone 7 Plus is impossible to deny with the same dual-camera design, antenna lines, and logo placement. The small teaser also further highlights those dual-cameras and their quality.
However, OnePlus does make a point to highlight a difference in its design versus Apple’s. The iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 families all have a rounded design along the frame of the device which leads up to the curved glass over the display. On the OnePlus 5, this is slightly changed to have a “continuous hard edge.”
In other words, the sides of the phone are semi-flat instead of being completely rounded. The good thing about this change is that, unlike the iPhone, the OnePlus 5 will likely have a big advantage in terms of grip in the hand.
OnePlus is set to debut the
iPhone 7 Plus OnePlus 5 on June 20th during a live event with “pop-up” events taking place later that day in larger cities such as New York City and London. The phone will offer the Snapdragon 835, 8GB of RAM, and cameras developed in collaboration with DxOMark.