OnePlus has announced that it has partnered with DxO in order to improve the camera prowess of its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5. DxO is probably best known for DxOMark, a popular photography benchmark. In a post on its forum, the company quotes Etienne Knauer, SVP Sales & Marketing at DxO, saying, “OnePlus has always been one of the leading innovators in the smartphone industry, and we are proud to partner with them and support their exciting mobile photography strategy.”
Numerous leaks and renders have suggested that Oneplus is planning to use a dual-rear camera setup on its upcoming flagship smartphone. The device is tipped to feature a ceramic and metal build and may sport a 5.5-inch QHD display. The phone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s new flagship Snapdragon 835 platform with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Leaked retail listings suggest that the device might be priced at $449 (approx. Rs. 29,000). The company has confirmed that the device will launch this summer and that it is numbered ‘5’ because of former NBA player Robert Horry, who wore the number 5 jersey. A number of employees at the company are reportedly fans of the player and the company's Shenzhen office sports two of his paintings. Previous reports suggested that the company was skipped the number ‘4’ as the number is considered unlucky in Chinese culture.