OnePlus team has finally confirmed that the OnePlus 5 sale will be open for all and will be invite-free, after several reports claimed that the smartphone could restore the much-despised OnePlus invite system back to its former glory. This is definitely great news for all those OnePlus fans and prospective OnePlus 5 buyers out there in India.
Consequently, those who are eagerly awaiting the OnePlus 5 sales can buy the smartphone following its launch at the June 22 event in NSCI Dome (Mumbai) without an invite. Eager OnePlus 5 buyers should note that the invites for the event will be up for grabs at Rs. 999, which will only serve as a special entry ticket to the event along with the privilege of winning free rewards such as T-shirts, travel backpack, and sunglasses.
It is now evident that some publications had grossly misinterpreted the company's words mentioning that "invite holders will receive a OnePlus 5 invite code at the launch event."
In the last few days, the Internet has been constantly abuzz with fresh info about the OnePlus 5, including the recent benchmark test report that confirmed almost all the key specifications of the handset.
Another previous leak has given away the price details and the available storage variants of the OnePlus 5 handset. We now know that the phone will be priced at Rs 32,999 for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Meanwhile, the premium model comprising 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage will retail at Rs 37,999.
We have also seen a teaser image of the OnePlus 5 dual cameras, suggesting that it will have a horizontal setup contrary to earlier rumours pointing to a vertical dual camera setup. All the while, OnePlus has been teasing nifty camera samples to portray the hidden potential of its alleged 16MP dual camera setup while its CEO Pete Lau also confirmed the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor aboard their upcoming flagship phone.
OnePlus 5 is being marketed as the "flagship killer" in the smartphone market, but its rumoured price point seems way too high for a budget-conscious Indian consumer. We just have to wait and see if OnePlus offers any noticeable price cuts during the smartphone's launch on June 22.