In a world where Instagram has more users than the population of most countries, it's no secret that a phone's camera is often its selling point. Now, in a bid to win over some of that mammoth audience, phone manufacturer OnePlus has enlisted the help of photography experts DxO. Renowned for creating the respected camera benchmark system, DxOMark, the company is now helping the phone maker create a world-leading camera for the upcoming OnePlus 5.
As you may remember, this isn't the first time that DxO has attempted to bring its expertise to smartphones. In 2015 the company released the DxO One -- an attachable phone peripheral that added a whole host of post-processing improvements to your photos. According to its rating system, the HTC U11 boasts a record DxO score of 90-- causing many to claim that it's the world's best camera phone. Whether it's Google's pixel, Samsung's Galaxy S8 or HTC's U11, OnePlus has its work set out for it.
Unsurprisingly, it's a partnership that OnePlus expects to gain a lot from. "Working alongside DxO, we're confident the OnePlus 5 will be capable of capturing some of the clearest photos around" says OnePlus' social media manager, Diego Heinz. Yet, although DxO's ratings are still highly revered, it's worth noting that not everyone in the camera world takes the DxOMark as gospel.
Aside from this teaser, not much is know about the OnePlus 5. So far, no specs or even the design of the phone have been released, but with its launch rapidly approaching, it probably won't be long before we see that camera in action.