The OnePlus 5 bet big on the photo

OnePlus has been working a lot on the dual-sensor camera of the OnePlus 5. According to the company, its future smartphone will be one of the best on the market in terms of picture.

The OnePlus 5 will be unveiled Tuesday, June 20, from 18 hours. The approach of this announcement, The Verge has published a long paper accompanied by a video report dedicated to the smartphone. The journalists went to Shenzhen, China, to learn more about the creation of this device and its manufacturer OnePlus.

The opportunity to realize, once again, of the big ambitions of the chinese brand. Even if it does not have a staff that as consequential as the biggest names in the market such as Samsung or Apple, the company wants to be the one of the leading figures in the sector.

Focus on the photo

Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, explains that the OnePlus 3T, released in 2016, is a smartphone that can compete with all the flagships on the market, ” but the camera is a good camera, not a great camera “. To remedy this, the manufacturer has placed a particular emphasis on the rear sensor.

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Thank You Apple

The OnePlus 5 is the first brand to embark a dual-sensor camera. Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus said that its teams had already had this idea in 2016, but they felt that ” the price of educating the market vis-à-vis this technology was too high “.

For this, we have to thank Apple for having educated the market about the double photo sensor. Consumers can see for themselves what that is, I think, is one of the biggest advantages, the ability to create a bokeh effect that captures portraits spectacular. This is a considerable advantage for users , “says Pete Lau.

Let’s just remember that this is the Huawei P9 , the first, has democratized the dual sensor camera on the smartphone.

The best definition for a dual sensor

The OnePlus 5 is equipped with a sensor main camera with Sony 16 megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.7. The second sensor, meanwhile, is benefiting from a definition of a 20-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.6 and a lens ” telephoto “. This has a focal length twice as long as the first and thus allows to have a more zoomed in the image.

In the video of The Verge, we can see that we can switch from one sensor to the other by zooming in by pressing a dedicated button. Thanks to this, it will be possible to take some portraits by creating a blur effect behind the person taking the photo.

The button ” 2X ” in action.

OnePlus says its future terminal benefits of the ” double photo sensor with the highest-resolution on a smartphone today “. We look forward to seeing if the manufacturer will indeed keep all his promises. As a reminder, a first photo taken with the OnePlus 5 has already been published on Twitter.

Moreover, Carl Pei has granted us an interview a few weeks ago. We said that his company was going to create the best smartphone on the market in 2017.

Read on FrAndroid : Carl Pei : “this year, OnePlus can create the best smartphone on the market “

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