Saturday, 1 July 2017

OnePlus 5 now becomes the highest revenue-grossing smartphone in the launch week on Amazon India

OnePlus 5 is actually water-resistant, but the company didn’t want to advertise it

The OnePlus 5, which was unveiled last week on June 20 and then launched in India on June 22, has now become the highest revenue-grossing smartphone in the launch week on Amazon India.

The  is now the highest grossing phone in the launch week on @amazonIN! A huge thanks to our community who made this feat possible
The OnePlus 5 is sold exclusively through Amazon India, and, it went on sale on June 22 immediately after the launch. However, the smartphone was soon out of stock on Amazon, but, the sales started again from June 27. Having said that, neither OnePlus nor Amazon have revealed the exact number of smartphones sold within the launch week, but, the sales were 3x more in the first week of launch as compared to the 3T.

Our mission is to make the best smartphone and the OnePlus 5 is yet another step in this direction. We are truly humbled by the unprecedented response to our latest flagship. The success of the OnePlus 5 is a great validation of our online first business model, and faith in exclusive partnership with our long-term strategic partner” said Mr. Vikas Agarwal, General Manager – India, OnePlus.
Well, it’s needless to say that powerful hardware coupled with competitive pricing and fan following helped OnePlus sell the OnePlus 5 in large numbers in the first week of launch through Amazon. Besides, we aren’t even yet counting the sales through pop-up events that were held in different cities of India.
For those unaware, the OnePlus 5 is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC which is laced with either 6 GB or 8 GB RAM. The 6 GB RAM variant comes with 64 GB internal storage and is priced at ₹32,999, whereas, the 8 GB RAM variant comes with 128 GB internal storage and is priced at ₹37,999.

OnePlus 5 specifications:

  • CPU: 2.45 GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass, Gorilla Glass 5 and DCI-P3 color coverage
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP (Sony IMX398 with f/1.7 aperture) + 20 MP (Sony IMX350 with f/2.6 aperture, telephoto lens) with Portrait Mode, Pro Mode, Smart Capture, Fast AF and dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB (with 6 GB RAM), 128 GB (with 8 GB RAM) UFS 2.1 2-Lane
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, CAT12/3CA, USB Type-C
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner (unlocks the phone in 0.2 seconds)
  • Colors: Slate Gray (64 GB), Midnight Black (128 GB)
  • Battery: 3300 mAh with Dash Charge technology
There are also some offers on Amazon like cashback of ₹1500 upon purchase through SBI Debit Card, ₹500 worth of promotion credit for Kindle eBooks, 75 GB of free data from Vodafone and much more. You can find more about these offers here.

By the way, are you buying the OnePlus 5?
After creating a lot of hype, OnePlus finally unveiled the OnePlus 5 last week on June 20. During the unveiling which was live streamed, OnePlus talked about all of the aspects, right from hardware to software, telling us how good it is. However, one thing that OnePlus didn’t reveal was the fact that OnePlus 5 is water-resistant.
Yes, the OnePlus 5 is water-resistant. Rather, according to a French blog, the OnePlus 5 would easily pass a test to get IP67 certification. Besides, a YouTuber also shared a video showing the OnePlus 5 kept in a bowl of water. It was submerged in the bowl for one minute.
The smartphone didn’t respond to the touches under water, however, it didn’t turn off either. After taken out of the water, the OnePlus 5 worked fine. The buttons and screen responded to the touches and the speakers and the camera didn’t malfunction either. But hey, that doesn’t qualify the OnePlus 5 for IP67 rating. Does it?
Well, for those unaware, IP67 rating means that a device is resistant to water up to a depth of 1 meter for the duration of 30 minutes. Moreover, a teardown video of the OnePlus 5 by JerryRigEverything revealed that the smartphone has no adhesive between its glass and the frame, and, neither is there any sealing around the SIM tray. Well, this only points towards the fact that the OnePlus 5 might be able to withstand some occasional spills and splashes, but don’t expect it to work while you take it for a swim.
Having said that, in a recent interview, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau did confirm that the OnePlus 5 comes with “certain degree of water resistance“, but, the company didn’t want to advertise it. So yes, like we said, the OnePlus 5 should do just fine in rains and against some splashes, but don’t take it with you for a swim, unless you are ready to pay for the repairs.
Also, if you want to check out, we are attaching the video below which shows the OnePlus 5 being submerged in a bowl of water for a minute.

By the way, what are your thoughts on OnePlus 5 being water-resistant, even to a certain extent?
Source | Via