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|
|Screen technology||Optic AMOLED|
|Resolution||1,920 x 1,080|
|Rear camera||Dual 16MP + 20MP Telephoto|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Android OS||Android 7.1|
|Dimensions||152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25 mm|
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
- CDMA EVDO: BC0
- 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.