During its early years, Oneplus had a hard time keeping up with the demand of its loyal fans worldwide. This struggle was evident as the Chinese tech company resulted in using an invite system, in order to efficiently supply its consumers who wanted to get their hands on the popular “flagship killers” OnePlus One (2014) and OnePlus 2 (2015).

In 2016, finally, the death of the invite system has arrived, but, OnePlus still had issues in regards to immediately shipping their smartphones. Technically, if you’re a consumer, you might need to wait a little bit more than usual as shipping the device still takes some time.

Immediate Shipping!

This year, however, OnePlus is looking to step up their game.

The lower Variant of the OnePlus 5 had immediate dispatch already available, just after a few weeks since its launch in the United States. This attempt of OnePlus to finally keep up with their consumer demands started in January of this year, with the immediate dispatch of the OnePlus 3T 64GB gunmetal version being made available both in Europe and North America.

Luckily, this time around, OnePlus fans who are itching to get the OnePlus 5 Midnight Black variant as soon as possible, are now able to have their orders shipped out, the moment they have made a purchase online. As shown recently on OnePlus’ official website, both the slate grey and midnight black variant now has “ships immediately,” placed as a disclaimer for each smartphone.

The biggest hardware differences between the slate grey version and the midnight black are that the top tier handset packs 2GB more LPDDR4X RAM and twice the amount of UFS 2.1 internal memory at 128GB.

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Here’s the rest of the OnePlus 5 midnight black’s specifications, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 processor, dual cameras with a 16MP primary lens backed by a 20MP telephoto lens, front 16MP shooter, Wi-Fi ac 2x2 MIMO, global LTE bands, NFC, aptX HD, and a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge.

Still a "flagship killer" in terms of pricing

Even though OnePlus had consistently increased the pricing of their handsets bit by bit every year, it is still way cheaper than current Android flagship rivals without sacrificing the quality of its hardware. As compared to LG G6 which is priced from $600 to $700 during its launch and the Samsung Galaxy S8 at $750, the OnePlus 5 slate grey version is priced at $479, while the OnePlus 5 midnight black variant is only at $539, respectively. Stay tuned to Blasting News for your daily dose of tech news and updates.