OnePlus is doing all it can to turn its upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 5, into a major hit. So far it has been able to successfully build up expectations for its handset by throwing out a teaser now and then, but now, it has partnered with DxO to improve the camera for its upcoming device.

DxO, OnePlus 5, Camera
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How DxO could help OnePlus

For those unaware of DxO, it is a popular brand behind the photography benchmark DxOMark. It is one of the most-cited benchmarks when it comes to camera performance on a smartphone. Recently, the site gave the HTC U11 the highest rating for a smartphone camera. Previously, the Google Pixel held that title.

DxO’s other software products are DxO OpticsPro, ViewPoint, FilmPack and Analyze. DxO has a pretty attractive hardware experience too. Its DxO One “is a well-regarded camera that slots directly into the Lightning port on an iPhone to offer improved pictures than the built-in camera,” according to The Verge.

The Chinese startup announced the partnership on Thursday, saying, “We’re happy to announce that we have teamed up with DxO to enhance your photography experience with our upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 5.”

DxO has lots of experience “and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones,” the company said. By working with DxO, “We’re confident the OnePlus 5 will be capable of capturing some of the clearest photos around.”

As of now, there are few details on the nature of the partnership between the two, including whether DxO is helping OnePlus on the software side or hardware side or both. It has already been seen that having the right sensor is not enough for a camera; image processing algorithms are also equally important. By partnering with DxO, the OnePlus 5 should be able to excel in that segment, notes AndroidCentral.

One other thing we can be sure of now is that OnePlus’ camera will get a good score on the DxOMark test. We are hoping to get more information on the partnership soon, considering that the OnePlus 5 is expected to launch sometime this summer.

Expected specs of the OnePlus 5

So far, OnePlus has not shared many details about the smartphone. Recent leaks have suggested that the handset will come with dual rear-facing camera sensors, but there are no details on the placement of the cameras. Some claim they will be vertically aligned, while others are in favor of horizontally aligned. Dual rear-facing camera sensors have gained more prominence since the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus. Xiaomi’s Mi 6 also comes with two cameras on the back.

Apart from the dual-camera setup, the OnePlus 5 is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU and come with a Full HD 5.5-inch display and a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The handset is expected to pack 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 3,600 mAh battery. Similar to the OnePlus 3 and 3T, the upcoming handset will likely have a front-facing fingerprint scanner. The OnePlus 5 will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and could also come with Dash Charge 2.0.