It pretty much comes down to the camera for most smartphone shoppers. OnePlus knows this (as well as Google; when they launched the Pixel on Oct. 4, ’16 with a camera scoring a DxOMark 89) and is taking steps to advance its camera tech for its upcoming OnePlus 5.
OnePlus has recently announced a new partnership with camera expert DxOMark to help improve OnePlus 5’s quality of camera equipment.
DxOMark, when creating scores, looks for a specific type of image quality and not performance for everyday use. So a high DxOMark score may not be a big contributing factor to buyers’ ultimate decision, but it will certainly impress (high numbers usually means good, right?).
Hopefully, OnePlus’ decision in trying to increase its DxOMark score will not take away overall, everyday performance.
We’ll hear more about OnePlus 5 in the next few months, but for now the smartphone is rumored to be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.