Speculations are rising that OnePlus’ next smartphone flagship will be named the OnePlus 5. It is said that the company skipped the number 4 because the number 4 is considered unlucky in China.
Given that there was a OnePlus 3T, the next OnePlus flagship would technically be the fifth flagship that the company makes. For tech enthusiasts, if they think that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the only device borrowing looks from the 2016 Galaxy S7 Edge, the latest detail might surprise them. Apparently, the OnePlus 5 will also ship with a curved dual-edge screen that could possibly be 5.5 inches in size.
What is unclear is the type of chipset that OnePlus 5 maker would opt for. Since the Samsung is hogging all the Snapdragon 835 chips for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, OnePlus would have to either wait until it can get its hands on the new Qualcomm chip, or release the phone a little earlier with last years Snapdragon 821.
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There is also talk of a 16MP selfie shooter, 23MP rear-facing camera, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage. It may even feature a ceramic body like the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Also, a 4000 mAh battery will keep the lights on, and the device will come with a Type-C USB port. Toss in 6GB to 8GB of RAM, the current model already sports 6GB storage and a new 256GB storage option. This could be the next OnePlus handset to come out with stunning specs, Phone Arena reports.
Software-wise, the OnePlus 5 will be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but whether there’ll be OxygenOS or HydrogenOS on top is still unclear. On the downside, the phone’s price could take a twist and slightly move away from the budget-friendly environment, so don’t be surprised if the asking price started at $500.
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