OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has been rampant on Twitter and full of trolls, but behind his trolls, there’s a cryptic message – that OnePlus 5 is in the works.
The Chinese OEM has confirmed that the new OnePlus 5 will be here this summer, just like last year’s OnePlus 3. As you may know, there won’t be a OnePlus 4 for reasons better known to the company, nonetheless, be ready for one hell of a phone when the summer comes.
Like last year’s model, the upcoming OnePlus 5 is expected to ship with the best hardware in the market. Led by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the phone will ship with at least 6GB of RAM, just like last year’s OnePlus 3 and 3T. However, there are rumors that there could be an 8GB RAM variant, but as noted, these are just rumors.
Another thing that you can expect from OnePlus 5 when it launches is an enhanced camera. When the 3T was launched as the successor to the original model, the major changes it came in with were the processor version, battery capacity, and camera quality. Now that the 3T is set to see a successor, we expect a similar trend in terms of upgrades, where there’ll be a new processor, a bigger battery, and an enhanced camera.
As already pointed out, an SD835 will be running the show. While we cannot confirm, there is also talk of a bigger battery unit of at least 3600mAh, 200mAh bigger than the 3400mAh unit introduced on the OnePlus 3T. Now, according to a new leak, alleged renders of the upcoming OnePlus 5 have just popped up, perhaps giving us a glimpse of what the OEM is working on.
Of course, these are not from the company itself, but the tipster confirms that they represent what exactly OnePlus is working on. While they confirm that the phone will for sure come with a vertical dual-lens camera, the position of the LED flash is still unclear. The company’s logo should keep its place just below the camera and from the looks, the antenna lines and fingerprint scanner will also keep their current positions, although they don’t reveal the front panel’s appearance.
Keep in mind that these are unconfirmed reports and as such, they should be taken with a grain of salt.