InFocus Turbo 5 With 5000mAh Battery Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

InFocus on Wednesday launched its newest smartphone for the Indian market. The InFocus Turbo 5 features a massive 5000mAh battery, its highlight feature. The smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India from July 4 in Mocha Gold and Pure Gold colour variants.

The InFocus Turbo 5 price in India is Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant. The dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) smartphone sports an all-metal design with a fingerprint sensor on the back claimed to unlock the smartphone in 0.5 seconds. The company is also touting fingerprint sensor shortcuts for selfies and flashlight.

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The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The InFocus Turbo 5 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC (clocked at 1.3GHz) coupled with Mali T720 MP1 GPU and up to 3GB of RAM.

As for the cameras, the new InFocus smartphone houses a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Both front and rear cameras have an f/2.2 aperture. It is offered with either 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options offered by the InFocus Turbo 5 include 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM radio.

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Of course, the major attraction here is the 5000mAh battery pack that is rated to last almost two days on a single charge, deliver up to 34 days of standby time, 50 hours of continuous music playback, and 23 hours of video calling. The smartphone can be used as a power bank for charging other devices, thanks to its reverse charging feature. The InFocus Turbo 5 is 8.95mm thick, weighs 164 grams, and sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and range sensor.

At the event, InFocus said it would focus on ‘full-screen’ bezel-less smartphones until the rollout of the 5G wireless mobile networks, and that it would launch a bezel-less smartphone later this year. The company says it is targeting sales of 6 million mobile units in 2017.

OnePlus 5 Trade-in Offers Launched in Europe

OnePlus 5 was launched last week and while a bump in price over predecessors was already anticipated, the company officially announced that the two memory variants of its latest flagship will be offered at EUR 449 and EUR 499. It seems like the company knows its user base fairly well and in order to avoid the complications caused due to price sensitivity, it is now offering trade-in offers for the OnePlus 5 (Review) smartphone in Europe. With the OnePlus 5 trade-in offer, users will receive vouchers in exchange for their old smartphone in the next 2-6 weeks, and these vouchers can be used to purchase anything from the OnePlus online store.

How OnePlus 5 trade-in offer works
The open sales for the OnePlus 5 were started from Tuesday, which means that users can now order the device from company’s website and get receive shipments without any waiting period. Interestingly, the company has announced that there are trade-in offers available with the purchase of both 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage models. With these offers, customers will get certain amount of cashback in return of their old smartphone or tablet.

However, it seems like the company is not offering a great value in return of the devices submitted by customers. For example, if you try submitting an iPhone 7 Plus (32GB) that has no scratches, no liquid damage, and basically in mint condition, you would only get a cashback of EUR 250. If the phone has some scratches or scuffs, the value is likely to come down further.

OnePlus 5 Trade-in Offers Launched in Europe
Notably, the trade-in offer on the OnePlus 5 is available only for next 5 months. The offer is currently available in all European countries but not in other regions.

OnePlus 5 specifications
OnePlus 5 was launched last week, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display with wide colour gamut. It runs on OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, and comes in two variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. One of the highlights of the smartphone is the dual rear camera setup, featuring a 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera. There’s a 16-megapixel front camera on board, along with 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge support.

 

OnePlus 5 Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.3 Update With Wi-Fi Drop Issue, Other Fixes

The OnePlus 5 (Review) is now receiving its third OxygenOS update since launch, with OxygenOS 4.5.3 now rolling out to units in India. To recall, the OnePlus 5 received the OxygenOS 4.5.1 update on the day of the global unveiling, and earlier this week, began receiving the OxygenOS 4.5.2 update with several bug fixes and optimisations.

The latest OxygenOS 4.5.3 brings several bug fixes and optimisations to the OnePlus 5. Let’s start with the bug fixes – the company claims to have resolved an expanded screenshot display issue, Google Translate stutters, and Wi-Fi occasional drops. Notably, the OnePlus team during its Reddit AMA on Monday said it would release a fix in a future update for a Wi-Fi issue where the OnePlus 5 is connected to Wi-Fi but cannot access the Internet.

OxygenOS 4.5.3 brings some optimisations to the OnePlus 5 as well, as we mentioned. These include optimisations for system stability, camera effect and stability, effects of auto-brightness adjustment, as well as accuracy of data usage statistics. Weighing in at 54MB, the OxygenOS 4.5.3 update brings to build number to A5000_22_170624.

OnePlus 5 Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.3 Update With Wi-Fi Drop Issue, Other Fixes

Fixes in the OxygenOS 4.5.2 update for the OnePlus 5 include an ‘app installation issue’ as well as ‘system update failure’. Optimisations include changes for the camera, Bluetooth stability, network stability, system stability, and third-party app compatibility.

To recall, the OnePlus 5 gets several additions on the software front, thanks to the higher version of OxygenOS used by the company compared to the OnePlus 3T. These additions include features like App Priority, Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots, Translucent App Drawer, Auto Night Mode, Off-Screen Gestures, Customisable Vibrations, Gaming DND Mode, and Secure Box.

 

OnePlus 5 Without Volume Button Allegedly Sold in India

A OnePlus 5 buyer in India claims that he received the smartphone without the volume rocker. The image proof posted on social media shows the left panel of the device with cut-outs for the volume button though there’s no sign of the actual buttons. The buyer has reportedly been offered a full refund by Amazon India since the OnePlus 5 is currently out of stock in India. Notably, his tweet doesn’t confirm that he bought the OnePlus 5 from Amazon India.

Twitter user Kapil Tandon in tweeted showing the OnePlus with missing volume controls. “The just delivered OnePlus 5 volume button/switch missing,” Tandon wrote in a tweet accompanied by an image. Tandon is cited by BGR India to claim the OnePlus 5 retail box had the volume buttons loosely placed inside the box.

Gadgets 360 has reached out to OnePlus India for comment, and will update the story when we get a reply. It’s worth mentioning that this is just the first such case reported, and might be a faulty unit. We, however, wait for the company’s version of the incident.

OnePlus 5 Without Volume Button Allegedly Sold in India

OnePlus 5 price in India, specifications
The OnePlus 5 smartphone was launched in India at starting price of Rs. 32,999, and will be an Amazon India exclusive. Apart from being available online, the OnePlus 5 was also made available through offline pop-up events held in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai last week.

The OnePlus 5 comes in two variants in India: Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage. Some of the highlight features of the phone are it runs on OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. The dual rear cameras are touted to be the biggest highlight feature as it ships with a 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera. There’s a 16-megapixel front camera on board.

OnePlus 5 to Get EIS for 4K Videos, Wi-Fi Issue Fix With Future Update

The OnePlus 5 was launched last week, and the smartphone is now available on Amazon India in an open sale. Alongside the launch, OnePlus hosted an AMA on Reddit answering all its fans’ questions. In the AMA, OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will receive the Android O update before the end of this year. It also confirmed several things about the OnePlus 5, including the fact that EIS for 4K videos and a Wi-Fi issue will be resolved with a future update. Furthermore, OnePlus 5 early access buyers were complaining about not receiving their units still, and the company informed that the buyers will receive their devices ‘normally’ this week.

Because of the absence of electronic image stabilisation in 4K videos on the OnePlus 5 (Review), handheld videos appear very shaky, as reported by early adopters and reviewers – including us. Also, some early adopters have noticed that the even though the smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi, the OnePlus 5 cannot access the Internet. OnePlus, in its AMA, confirmed that both these issues will be resolved in a future update.

OnePlus 5 to Get EIS for 4K Videos, Wi-Fi Issue Fix With Future Update

The company also touched upon the delay of the OnePlus 5 early access packages, and said that customers who ordered the OnePlus 5 last week should see their parcels arrive this week. This was received with disappointment by many fans as they expected to flaunt their devices much before the regular buyers.

Apart from this, OnePlus also confirmed that it has no plans to launch microSD card slots for memory expansion, and that a tablet is not on the cards. However, the company did claim that a premium device with a $800 (roughly Rs. 51,600) price tag could be a possibility in the future.

The OnePlus 5 was launched in India last week, and was made available on Amazon India the same day in an early access sale. The 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 32,999, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 37,999.

OnePlus 5 Goes on Open Sale in India via Amazon India, OnePlus Store

OnePlus 5 (Review) went on open sale in India at 12am IST on Tuesday, June 27, within a week of its global unveiling. The smartphone can be purchased via Amazon India and OnePlus Store online, and OnePlus Experience Stores offline. Notably, this is not the first OnePlus 5 sale in India, as the smartphone was available to purchase in an Early Access Sale and at pop-up events last week. The smartphone is still in stock for interested buyers, and comes with exchange discount of a rather measly Rs. 920 for both variants.

To recall, the new flagship from Chinese startup OnePlus was launched in India last week. The OnePlus 5 price in India is Rs. 32,999 for the Slate Grey 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the Midnight Black 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The smartphone’s accessories, including screen protectors and cases, have already gone on sale via the OnePlus Store.

OnePlus 5 launch offers
On Amazon, OnePlus 5 India launch offers include a Vodafone offer that gives prepaid users 10GB of data per month at the price of 1GB for 5 months. Vodafone’s postpaid subscribers of the operator will get 9GB of additional data free for 5 billing cycles if they are on plans with 1GB or more data; on top of this, Vodafone Red users with 4G SIM will get 10GB of extra free data per month for 3 months through by logging into the MyVodafone app. Both postpaid and prepaid users will get free access to Vodafone Play for three months.

Separately, SBI credit and debit card holders will get flat Rs. 1.500 cashback on the OnePlus 5 price, on top of the up to Rs. 1,000 exchange offer the company is running (valid till June 28 across all authorised retail channels). Kindle users who purchase the handset between June 22 and July 31 will get promotional e-book credit worth Rs. 500 when logging into the app from the smartphone. Sign in on the Amazon Prime Video app on the phone to get Rs. 250 cashback in Amazon Pay balance. All OnePlus 5 users will be eligible for 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on downloading the Kotak 811 savings account and activating it with an initial deposit of Rs. 1,000.

OnePlus 5 Goes on Open Sale in India via Amazon India, OnePlus Store

There are several improvements the OnePlus 5 brings over its predecessor, the OnePlus 3T, and you can check out our What’s New and Different piece for specifics. The smartphone, with the highest ever price tag for a OnePlus device, also enters the premium league – competing with flagships from established manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi. Check out our comparison of the OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi 6 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8.

The dual-SIM OnePlus 5 runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and just this week received its second major update since launch, bringing it up to OxygenOS 4.5.2. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.45GHz and four cores clocked at 1.9GHz) coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

As for the camera, the OnePlus 5 sports a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary 20-megapixel telephoto lens equipped sensor that together provide depth of field effects like Bokeh. On the front, it bears a 16-megapixel sensor.

The OnePlus 5 comes with either 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, which is not expandable. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C (2.0). The OnePlus 5 bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The smartphone measures 154.2×74.1×7.25mm, and weighs in at 153 grams.

OnePlus 5 Speed Test Pits It Against Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11; Gold Variant Spotted

Shortly after the official launch of OnePlus 5 last week, the biggest story on the Internet was how the company was claimed to manipulate synthetic benchmark scores with its latest flagship smartphone by an investigative report. While the company’s initial response to the matter was far from convincing, the latest real world speed test comparison has revealed that the OnePlus 5 might actually have the hardware that can back the company’s tall claims to some degree. Separately, a Mint Gold colour variant of the smartphone has also been spotted getting clearance at a Chinese certification site.

In a speed comparison test video, posted on YouTube by Jeremy Ortega, OnePlus 5 can be seen outperforming other smartphones that also feature Snapdragon 835 SoC, i.e., HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8. As a part of the performance test, Ortega launched 20 apps on all three smartphones, one after the other, in two successive rounds. While initial round shows the speed with which any app is launched for the first time, the second one shows the capability of the smartphone to launch an already opened app.

Notably, OnePlus 5 did not just manage to open all the apps faster than the other two smartphones under consideration, it managed to do so without breaking a sweat. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 smartphones managed to go through two test rounds in around 2 minutes 19 seconds and 2 minutes 2 seconds respectively. However, OnePlus 5 managed to go through both rounds in around 1 minute 53 seconds.

OnePlus 5 Speed Test Pits It Against Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11; Gold Variant Spotted

It is important to note that the OnePlus 5 used in the test featured 8GB of RAM while the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 both packed 4GB of RAM each. The additional memory is likely to have impacted the performance of latest flagship by OnePlus but it also means that in real-world usage, the smartphone will manage to handle the daily tasks efficiently.

If we go by these results, OnePlus 5 seems to have taken its ‘Flagship Killer’ tag seriously. In our review of OnePlus 5, we said: “With Qualcomm’s speedy processor and the slick new OxygenOS, system and app performance is excellent. The phone uses the ample RAM onboard to ensure things run smoothly. On average, we found around 3.9GB being used, leaving us with about 1.7GB on the 6GB model.”

Finally moving to the other aspect of news, while the company has launched the OnePlus 5 in Midnight Black and Slate Gray colours, Mint Gold colour variant of the smartphone has now been spotted on Chinese certification website TENAA, as per a report by MySmartPrice. To recall, OnePlus 3T was previously offered in Soft Gold colour as well.

 

InFocus Turbo 5 With 5000mAh Battery Gets Listed on Amazon India Ahead of Wednesday Launch

While InFocus had revealed that it will be launching a new smartphone in India on Wednesday, the company’s new Turbo 5 smartphone has already been listed on Amazon India. Notably, the InFocus Turbo 5 cannot be purchased by users yet but entire specifications of the handset have now been revealed through the website. As it turns out, the yet-to-be-announced smartphone houses a large 5000mAh battery and packs 2GB of RAM.

As per the specifications listed on Amazon India, the dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) InFocus Turbo 5 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor (clocked at 1.25GHz) coupled with Mali T720 MP1 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Notably, 3GB RAM is listed elsewhere on the product page – we’ll only know more once the phone is launched on Wednesday. For now, there’s no telling if the listing on Amazon is official.

InFocus Turbo 5 With 5000mAh Battery Gets Listed on Amazon India Ahead of Wednesday Launch

It comes with a fingerprint scanner, located at the back of the device. In terms of optics, the InFocus Turbo 5 comes with a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with LED flash support and a 5-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies. The smartphone features 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB. The connectivity options offered by the InFocus Turbo 5 include 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM.

As mentioned earlier, the smartphone houses a large 5000mAh battery, which has been claimed to provide a battery life that can last almost two days. The sensors on the InFocus Turbo 5 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and range sensor.

 

OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.2 Bug Fixing Update

The OnePlus 5 has received its second OTA update within a week of its launch. While the smartphone received the OxygenOS 4.5.1 update on the day of the global unveiling, the company is now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.5.2 update for the OnePlus 5. The new update is only 36MB in size, and already appears to be rolling out in India. The OxygenOS 4.5.2 brings numerous fixes and optimisations, but no new features. It features build number A5000_22_170624.

OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.2 Bug Fixing Update

Fixes included in OxygenOS 4.5.2 for the OnePlus 5 include patches for an ‘app installation issue’ as well as ‘system update failure’. Optimisations include changes for the camera, Bluetooth stability, network stability, system stability, and third-party app compatibility.

To recall, the OnePlus 5 gets several additions on the software front, thanks to the higher version of OxygenOS used by the company compared to the OnePlus 3T. These additions include features like App Priority, Reading Mode, Expanded Screenshots, Translucent App Drawer, Auto Night Mode, Off-Screen Gestures, Customisable Vibrations, Gaming DND Mode, and Secure Box.

We reviewed the OnePlus 5 last week, and it felt like iterative update over the OnePlus 3T that was rushed out in order to meet a deadline. It’s still a great smartphone for the price, but misses many of the refinements and features that Samsung and Apple offer today in their flagships.

To recall, the OnePlus 5 has been launched in two variants in India last week – Slate Grey (6GB RAM/ 64GB storage) priced at Rs. 32,999 and Midnight Black (8GB RAM/ 128GB storage) priced at Rs. 37,999.

 

Amazon Sale Offers Coolpad Note 5, Cool 1 Dual, Note 5 Lite at Discounted Prices

Coolpad smartphones are currently available on Amazon India at discounted prices and with exchange offers. The smartphones being offered on the website include Coolpad Cool 1 Dual, Coolpad Note 5, and Coolpad Note 5 Lite.

Starting with the Coolpad Cool 1 Dual, the smartphone comes with dual cameras at the back and is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants in the country. The 3GB RAM variant with 32GB of built-in storage, which was launched at a price of Rs. 11,999, is currently available on the website at Rs. 9,999 with exchange of up to Rs. 7,712. The 4GB RAM variant of Coolpad Cool 1 Dual with 32GB inbuilt storage, which was launched at Rs. 14,999, is currently available at Rs. 11,999 on Amazon India with maximum exchange up to Rs. 9,412.

Amazon Sale Offers Coolpad Note 5, Cool 1 Dual, Note 5 Lite at Discounted Prices

The Coolpad Note 5 (32GB built-in storage), which sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, houses a 4010mAh battery, and packs 4GB of RAM, is usually available on the website at Rs. 10,999 but currently being offered at Rs. 9,999. Customers can further avail an exchange of up to Rs. 7,712 on the website.

Amazon India was also offering the Coolpad Note 5 Lite, which features 3GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage, at a discounted price of Rs. 7,499 (usually priced at Rs. 8,999) but the smartphone has already gone out of stock. The website says that it is currently unknown if the smartphone will come back in stock or not. Notably, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite was available with an exchange offer up to Rs. 5,952 on the website.