- ArticleOnePlus 5 might have a monochrome sensor and iPhone 7 Plus ish camera design
OnePlus 5 might have a monochrome sensor and iPhone 7 Plus-ish camera design
is very close to its launch and the constant leaks and rumors are a firm indication of that. OnePlus 5's most talked about (expected) features is the dual camera setup, and today's leaks give us a good glimpse of what's coming.
The first image was found on Weibo and it shows a graphic image of what looks to be the OnePlus 5. The image shows the 5 having a horizontally arranged dual camera setup. This setup contradicts all previous leaks and lives images which showed a vertical arrangement and that too in the middle. With the horizontal placement, the setup looks very similar to the iPhone 7 Plus' implementation. The antenna design, however, is unique looking, both top and bottom lines break in the middle producing an interesting design, and I am really excited to see how that turns out in real life.
Another set of leaked images are supposedly taken from the OnePlus 5 and while they are a bit difficult to judge on sheer quality, there's something more interesting hidden in there. One of the images leaked was monochromatic which might mean that the OnePlus 5's dual camera system has a monochrome sensor. This is particularly exciting because the Huawei P9
had this kind of implementation and the images were breathtaking. The monochrome sensor has the advantage of not caring about colors which lets it capture a much wider range of light and dark(dynamic range). The secondary color sensor fills in rich colors hopefully producing better images. And Yes! the Wide angle lens(LG G6
) or the bokeh effect(iPhone 7 Plus
) sound interesting, but this one turns out to be my favorite.
Notice that the image has been posted using the OnePlus 5
The OnePlus 5 is rumored to come with dual 16MP f/1.8 sensors and an official tweet from the company suggests that the device will be able to shoot exceptional low light images. Even the collaboration with DxO Labs is not a secret anymore. OnePlus is clearly putting a lot of hard work behind its camera and while previous OnePlus devices have had good cameras, they have failed to give any competition to the flagships. This was one of those areas where it didn't really qualify as a flagship killer but looks like OnePlus is out to change that. Unfortunately, The June 15th launch poster turned out to be fake, but we still expect the 5 to be launched by the end of this month. Stay Tuned for more news and updates on the OnePlus 5.