Chris dB, Jun 10, 2017 : We often talk about big and exciting weeks, without being able to explain why. This week, we can tell you exactly why the past 7 days left us gob smacked and awed. Last year, the OnePlus 3 taught us how tech is supposed to work, and in a few days we’ll find out whether the OnePlus 5 can school us once again. As if it were any surprise, this week’s update is all about the five. Details Matter One of the pillars of our design philosophy is meticulousness, which is a fancy way to say ‘the devil is in the details.’ The practical benefits of lots of these tiny little details are hard to articulate. This doesn’t mean that they’re any less important than the imposing specs and design decisions that steal the headlines however. One example of this philosophy is the new and improved microphone technology featured in the OnePlus 5. But, you’re going to have to visit @Carl ’s thread to learn more about that. Dual Camera. Clearer Photos. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. It’s hard to believe that after months of hard work, we’ve finally shared an early peek at the OnePlus 5. How much can you glean from the first official visual reveal of our upcoming flagship? Share your biggest hopes and expectations for the OnePlus 5 in the comments below. Ready to Launch. And once you’ve shared your questions, expectations, fears, and dreams, make sure to jot the date of Live Launch of the OnePlus 5 down on your calendar. It’s all going down on June 20, 12PM EDT. So, set an alarm, or two, or three! You really don’t want to miss this. Internally, we’re already calling the 20th the most important day in the history of our company (Not the most important day for me personally though, that’s got to be the day my Charmeleon evolved into Charizard in Pokemon Red… But it’s a close second.) So, visit the page now and subscribe to the newsletter. You won’t want to miss this. Lab Rats You know what I like most about the Lab? The fact that you’re participating in it! Wait, you haven’t signed up yet? Oh no, we’ve got to fix that. All you have to do to sign up is submit your best photos, and fill in the form on the site (right here: onepl.us/lab). Pretty straightforward, and as a reward you might be among the first to go hands-on with your very own OnePlus 5. You’ll be putting our new Dual Camera through its paces and submit an exciting review for all to see. Get ready to earn immortal glory in the #ShotOnOnePlus Hall of Fame. But, you’ll have to act fast, because we close to new entries this Sunday. Pop Pop We’re about to launch our next device, so you know what that means! Pop-ups are back in full force, all around the globe. Not only will we be live in New York on the day of the launch, June 20, we’re also packing up our stuff and flying out to fans in Europe and India. Check out when we’ll be at a city near you now! All About Service The growth of our Customer Service team is one of our greatest joys. Being able to rely on a great customer support team to have your back in case something goes wrong provides the sort of peace of mind that makes any purchase more worthwhile. I can gush over our team’s incredible dedication and skill for hours, but you’re better off hearing it from them yourself. Instagram Spotlight: @Sinaina One look at Sinaina’s gallery on Instagram tells you all you need to do about his style of photography. It’s bold, colorful, and epic. Both his wide-open city shots and panoramic landscape photos set our mouths ajar in awe. #ShotOnOnePlus is very well-represented by stellar talents like him. Check out his gallery now, or scroll down for a quick taste of his best work. A lot more went down this week, but this is all we’ve got time for in this update. As we get closer to launch, more news will be coming in hot and fast on all of our channels. So keep an eye out. We’ll see you next week.