OnePlus tried to stop itself from copying the iPhone 7 Plus, but it couldn’t

OnePlus 5 Specs

OnePlus on Tuesday afternoon finally took the wraps off its hotly anticipated new flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. If you haven't already seen it, be sure to read our full OnePlus 5 review. There is absolutely no question that the OnePlus 5 features specs and performance that make it one of the most powerful smartphones that has ever existed. There is also absolutely no question that the OnePlus 5's design is as close as we've seen to a carbon copy of the iPhone 7 Plus.

The OnePlus 5's design was a major focus in the weeks ahead of the phone's unveiling on Tuesday, mainly because the renders make it look so much like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. In person, it's not quite the spitting image that it is in images, but the similarities are still borderline parody. I asked OnePlus about its new flagship phone design last week ahead of the device's announcement, and the response I got was interesting.

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