There have been uncertainties regarding the successor of the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but it has now been confirmed that we’ll have a OnePlus 5 instead of OnePlus 4.
According to a piece put together by The Verge, employees at OnePlus have a special place in their hearts for former NBA player Robert Horry, who wore jersey number 5. As a result of this liking, the Chinese OEM opted to go with OnePlus 5 tag instead of OnePlus 4. Still, we at TWG also believe that the Chinese tetraphobia nature had a hand to do with this name, just like what happened to Samsung Galaxy S8 model number with respect to the Galaxy S7. OnePlus was quick to tweet The Verge’s statement, adding that it’s pure truth.
In terms of specs and features, we’ve recently seen a leaked “About phone” that is claimed to be for the said OnePlus 5. From the screenshot, it can be confirmed that the 3T successor will ship with Android 7.1 2 Nougat out of the box. In addition, the handset will come in with a massive 8GB RAM alongside a storage of 128GB, just like previous rumors have pointed out.
Other sources from China’s Weibo have also claimed that the OnePlus 5 will feature a horizontal dual-lens camera that resembles the Xiaomi Mi 6. The same source also pointed out that there will be a 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of the OnePlus 5 alongside a 3600mAh battery unit. The Dash Charge 2.0 technology on this phone will charge the battery 25% faster than the previous OnePlus 3T, which is a welcome addition alongside the larger battery unit.
The upcoming OnePlus 5 will also ship with a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen, but up to now, there’s still a debate between a QHD and Full HD resolution. But as expected, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC will be running the show.
Looking forward to the next couple of months 😇
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) May 5, 2017
As for the release date, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei tweeted that he’s “looking forward to the next couple of months”, suggesting that the OnePlus 5 should be announced during this period. Last year’s OnePlus 3 was released in June and if the OEM sticks to this plan, we should see its successor in a few weeks’ time.