Every once and a while it's great to get a feel for what's going on behind the scenes of a smartphone launch.

As they have done before, a handful of high-level people from OnePlus fired up a Reddit AMA to field questions from some of the most die-hard fans of the company. This time, it's all about the OnePlus 5 of course.

As is typically the case with Reddit AMAs, there's a whole lot of cruft to wade through to find the "good stuff." But nestled within all of the strategically unanswered questions, there are a few good nuggets in there relating to decisions on the camera, design, accessories and overall marketing of the phone.

OnePlus 5

If you're interested in getting some additional insight into the OnePlus 5's creation and future prospects from the OnePlus team itself, the Reddit thread is definitely worth browsing. After taking a look through I don't see any major bombshells, nor was I expecting any, but it's still worth seeing how some of the OnePlus engineering, software and product team feel about the phone.