Accidental or planned leak? OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has published photos on Instagram on which the upcoming OnePlus 5 with dual camera is shown in a mirror. But there is more to be revealed.
The hype around the OnePlus 5 starts
OnePlus officially confirmed last Friday that the next flagship killer is “OnePlus 5” and will be launched in the summer. Only a few days after the announcement begins the hype that is triggered this time by co-founder Carl Pei in a story on Instagram. Pei already plays with a OnePlus 5 and wanted to let the world participate – at least for a few minutes. Shortly after the publication of the story the pictures were quickly deleted. The time has nevertheless been enough to make some screenshots, which now go around the world.
You can see an unknown smartphone with dual camera (see title picture). The sensors stand out clearly from the housing – this OnePlus 5 with dual camera could be a prototype. Thus, it remains unclear whether OnePlus is again set in a white housing, as was the case with the OnePlus One. The smartphone is overall quite square and next to the dual camera is another large opening to see:
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It would be conceivable that there are additional sensors such as a laser autofocus and a dual-LED flash, and the backside is covered by a white cover to conceal the final design of the OnePlus 5. The fingerprint scanner will probably not place OnePlus on the back, as is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S8.
If it really is the upcoming OnePlus 5 with dual camera, then the hitherto leased press pictures were not correct. It is quite possible that OnePlus wanted to correct the messages of the last weeks so that no false expectations were raised.