The OnePlus 5 has been a highly anticipated smartphone since the start of 2017. The successor to the last year’s flagship killer, the OnePlus 3T, has been launched across the globe with much fanfare. However, the OnePlus 5 also brought a considerable amount of controversies with it, some of which has been related to its USP – performance. Therefore, it was time that OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau break his silence on the controversies surrounding the latest flagship killer.
In an interview to Indianexpress.com, Lau told that the CPU performance of a phone depends on heat, which is why the OP5’s CPU only unleashes its full potential during benchmark tests. “If there is heating the performance of the CPU will not reach the maximum. We only try to tap the full potential of the CPU. We don’t even know how to overclock,” he said.
On the issue of an absence of waterproofing, Lau told that it was one of the least desired features in a smartphone and axing it led to a lighter as well as slimmer device profile. However, he claims that the OP5 has a certain amount of water resistance.
When it comes to the design, Lau brushed aside all the allegations of the OP5 resembling the OPPO R11 and the iPhone 7 Plus. He said that the company is used to these allegations since the OnePlus One, which is now considered as a classic smartphone. He also said that OnePlus decided to go for the Full-HD display instead of a power-consuming 2K unit as they were focussed on providing the best experience to customers and not simply adding specifications.
As for the higher price tag, he said that costs of individual components have gone up considerably, including the box. There will be a price to get 8GB of RAM and a flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset. OnePlus simply wanted to provide the best Android experience with the OnePlus 5, claimed Lau....