OnePlus has already teased the camera prowess on the upcoming OnePlus 5 by revealing its partnership with DxO, makers of camera testing benchmark DxOMark. While DxOMark numbers mean a lot to some people, the true test comes when that phone gets in the hands of hundreds of thousands of fans. When that happens, folks will be seeing this message emblazoned on the side of the OnePlus 5 retail packaging: Dual Camera. Clearer Photos.

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Our leaker has now put any doubt over the presence of a dual camera on the final OnePlus 5 to rest, by revealing what we’re told is the “official tagline” of the OnePlus 5. (We should note that we have heard from another source that “Focus on what matters” is also part of the OnePlus 5 messaging, along with the perennial “Never Settle”). As you may have seen yesterday, Weibo users are able to vote on the design for the front of the OnePlus 5 box.

We can only assume OnePlus has been pulling overtime on the camera software and image signal processing to back up the emphasis being placed on the OnePlus 5 camera. The side-by-side image teased recently from the OnePlus 5 highlights its lowlight camera performance, a traditional weak spot for mobile cameras.

If we are to draw a connection between dual cameras and clearer photos, it might not be too much of a stretch to presume the dual cameras are an RGB sensor and a monochrome sensor for capturing additional detail, rather than a wide angle or zoom lens. We’ve seen a similar approach taken by Huawei in the past and more recently by the Essential Phone.

Most rumors put the OnePlus 5 display at 5.5 inches, the same as the OnePlus 3T. A recent teaser from the company hints that the OnePlus 5 will have a smaller footprint than the 3T, further reinforcing claims the front the of the device will have much smaller bezels than in the past. Some rumors claim there will be a dual curved display and I wouldn’t be surprised if OnePlus has tried to be the first to get an under glass finger scanner in place.

A Snapdragon 835 has already been confirmed, various RAM and storage configurations have been suggested but not confirmed, our source has already hinted that we might be up for a significant price hike, and OnePlus’ own design sketches show an interest in bringing ceramic back.

If OnePlus learned anything from the backlash it earned by omitting NFC in the OnePlus 2, a headphone port should be a lock, although Pete Lau recently stated he believes the OnePlus 5 will be the thinnest flagship phone, even thinner than others that (apparently) had to omit the 3.5mm port…

With most rumors pegging the OnePlus 5 launch in late June or early July, we don’t have long to wait. And with OnePlus being OnePlus, we’ll probably see more and more official specs confirmed and more teasers to keep us guessing as the date draws nearer.

Kris Carlon
Kris Carlon is a Senior Editor at Android Authority. He is a half-British Australian who lives in Berlin, travels a lot and is always connected to a laptop, phone, smartwatch or tablet (and occasionally a book).
  • Tumultus

    Exclusive? Really? An entire article about the packaging of a phone? Impressive to say the least. ;)

    • Jesse Afolabi


    • Don’t know about you but I like packaging haha. My mummy is always like “why do you want to keep all those boxes for your video games?” and I’m all like “because they are pretty on the shelf! Why do you keep all your books on the shelf and never read them?” and she gets confused. Bah, these non-gaming scrubs!

  • If they can get the picture of packaging, why not open it and post the picture of the phone itself. Lol.

    • Svengalis

      That will be next week’s “leak.”

      • Suresh Aryal

        True haha. These “leaks”.

  • Ziich

    I really wish they wouldn’t make it thinner. It will only lead to a larger camera bulge. If they can pull it off with a larger battery, dual speakers, no bulge and it doesn’t blow up then go for it otherwise there is no point. The s8 is 8mm but curved and feels wonderful in the hand

    • balcobomber25

      It really depends on the camera/lens apparatus they use. There are some thin phones with no camera bump.

    • Lex

      My Huawei P10Plus has dual Leica cameras, and is completely flat on the back. Also takes amazing pictures.

  • Dhanraj Bhalala

    Why is there “android authority” written on the box of the phone, when OnePlus should be written?

    • biglilsteve

      It’s not actually physically on the box. It’s just a watermark Android Authority placed on the photo.

      • Dhanraj Bhalala

        Ohk! I was confused. Thanks!

  • Ronald

    No gimmicky curved glass please!

    • TomaShen –

      damn right ! FK curved glass! only more trouble than good !

  • balcobomber25

    This isn’t exactly a huge surprise. The entire industry is moving to adopt dual cameras, even Samsung has one in the works.

  • Otniel Yoreiza

    I dont know how many variation of proto of the OP5 out there. If there’s only one, then it definitely wont be the monochrome sensor. It would be zooming camera just like 7+. Under glass finger scanner is…well…a drag. It still use the same scanner design as OP3t. It’s fast though, very fast

  • vision33r

    Improve the camera software, photos are improving on the OnePlus3T but still nowhere near other flagships like LG. G4 camera still beats OP3T by a significant margin because of software especially the AF and Image stabilization. Hardware doesn’t improve quality that much anymore.

  • Sumitro Bhaumik

    Unboxing of the OnePlus5 box!

  • Damn “leaks”, they’re everywhere these days.