A few days ago, an alleged OnePlus 5 popped up on AnTuTu, giving us a peek into some of the hardware specs that we can expect from the OnePlus 3T successor.
These AnTuTu benchmarks were then followed by another major leak that showcased what was a prototype of the same OnePlus 5 phone. The prototype, which is basically an early design of what the phone could eventually look like, only gave us a look at the rear panel of the phone.
Now, there is a new leak that has just surfaced with a hands-on image of the OnePlus 5 phone and similar to the previous image, this one only gives us a view of one side, but this time it’s the bottom end. From the look of things, the upcoming OnePlus 5 will be following the likes of HTC U11, Moto Z and a bunch of other Android – and Apple – phones in ditching the traditional and more reliable 3.5mm audio jack.
On last year’s OnePlus 3 and 3T, the 3.5mm audio jack was present on the bottom end of the phone on one side of the USB Type-C port while the other side had a bottom-facing speaker, but on the leaked image, both sides of the USB-C port have speakers. This means that the 3.5mm audio jack could be sacrificed for better audio quality via the dual speakers.
While it is also possible that this 3.5mm audio jack could be relocated to the top, this is also unlikely since many OEMs have been making the switch to the universal USB-C port, which is considered the next-gen audio connectivity standard on handheld devices.
We don’t get any specs from this new leak, but as noted at the beginning, we recently bumped into AnTuTu benchmarks, which gave us a clue of what the new OnePlus 5 could come with. These include a Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The screen size was not mentioned, but the resolution was pointed out to be 1080p, just like the OnePlus 3 and 3T. As expected, the benchmarks revealed that Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be running the show out of the box.
In terms of cameras, the OnePlus 5 is expected to come with a dual-lens setup on the back and looking at the benchmarks, we could be looking at a dual 16MP+16MP lens on the back and a single 16MP lens for selfies. These are just rumors and you shouldn’t be too quick to believe them, but with summer almost here, it shouldn’t be long before we get to see the real OnePlus 5.
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