After much debate on the release of a new OnePlus phone this year, the company cleared the air. It confirmed that the successor of OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, will arrive this summer #mobilemagic
According to The Verge, OnePlus intends to throw a curve ball to OEMs this summer, launching an unexpected (but exciting) premium smartphone. OnePlus 5 is going to take things up a notch this year and that’s saying something. OnePlus 3T was already one of the best smartphones in 2016, appreciated by media and users alike, so this new handset is going to be a flagship killer, no doubt.
It seems that the company didn’t go for the next number in line, OnePlus 4, because 4 is considered unlucky in China, where the company’s headquarter is. The jump to 5 is not the only thing interesting about this summer release, though. Rumors suggest OnePlus 5 will ride the wave and equip their device with dual vertical cameras, putting it on the same level with iPhone 7, Huawei P10 or Xiaomi Mi 6.
Leaked pictures have also shown a similar design with the 3T, the same metal aluminum frame and rounded edges. But OnePlus 5 will feature a more seamless back, with the antenna lines smartly hidden.
The last of the specs are pretty much unknown; we can expect the latest version of Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat, at least 6GB of RAM (as OnePlus 3T offered) and two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. As for processor, OnePlus 5 is probably going to go with Snapdragon 835, the latest chip from Qualcomm.