OnePlus have had a big following in Australia since they first announced the OnePlus One. Unfortunately the only way to get one here was via mail forwarders or grey market importers. Now that is all set to change as OnePlus have announced their intention to test the Australian market in the coming weeks.

Carl Pei has announced via their forums that they are:

bringing the OnePlus 5 to Australia through a soft launch program. The goal will be to test our product and supply chain, and we’ll be opening up a limited trial run for sales.

They are then following up with face-to-face meet-ups for fans in Melbourne and Sydney where we will have a chance to discuss how the soft launch went and hear our suggestions on how the process could be improved. This is the time to put your money where your mouth is if you’ve been wanting the OnePlus 5, it’s a trial run, so based on response from customers this could go well, or…

Pricing will be made known in the near future, but the OnePlus 5 has traditionally been one of the best priced devices on the market with regards to specs. For those who need reminding, the specs for the OnePlus 5 are:

Key Specifications:OnePlus 5
Release date
  • June 27
  • 2017
Screen size5.5-inch
Screen technologyOptic AMOLED
Resolution1,920 x 1,080
Rear cameraDual 16MP + 20MP Telephoto
Front camera16MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 835
Core config
  • 6GB
  • 8GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
Battery3,300 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB C
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationBottom
Speaker Configuration
Android OSAndroid 7.1
Vendor skinOxygenOS
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25 mm
  • Slate Grey
  • Midnight Black

The Global version of the OnePlus 5 supports all the major bands used in Australia including Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5 (850MHz Vodafone), Band 28 (700MHz) and as a bonus Band 40 (2300MHz Optus).

  • FDD LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • TDD LTE: Band 38/39/40/41
  • TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39
  • UMTS(WCDMA): Band 1/2/4/5/8
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

For those interesting in a high end phone at a price other than high end that does finally support all our relevant 4G bands head over to their website and sign up.

Source: OnePlus Forums.
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Tim Marshall

any software tweaks to lessen that Jelly effect on scrolling yet ? seems like the main dampener on a fairly good overall purchase


Now i can consider the Oneplus as a possible phone to buy.




I don’t mind buying via the grey market. But I refuse to buy a phone having to go through an invites system. Complete load of w**k. The market for mobile phones is huge, especially these days, so restricting the Australian market then they all do so at their own peril. So it looks like they finally got the message. Too late for me though, will take me a while longer yet to forgive them for their previous transgressions.
Being the buyer I will not put up with BS.