This year, we’ll be seeing a new Google Pixel 2 and so will we see a new OnePlus 5. Looking at how impressive their predecessors have been in the smartphone market, which one do you think will be worth the upgrade between the two 2017 flagships?
According to rumors, OnePlus 5 will be unveiled at about the same time as last year’s OnePlus 3, which came in June. This argument is helped by the fact that the device will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, a chipset that will only be available in volumes after the release of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in April.
If the ongoing rumors are to be believed, OnePlus 5 will once again lead the way in ‘killing’ the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2 thanks to the top-class hardware specs and unbeatable pricing it will come with. We all know what OnePlus is capable of regarding the smartphone designs and you can bet on this one that the upcoming version will be even better aesthetically compared to the current OnePlus 3T.
Speaking of the OnePlus 3T, this model packed an impressive 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. We can expect this same package to show up, but don’t be surprised if a high-end 8GB RAM is also thrown in the mix. This, as usual, won’t have a huge impact on the price of the phone. We’ve heard of talks about a 23MP camera on the back of the phone alongside a 16MP shooter on the front, similar to the 3T’s selfie shooter, as well as IP68 certification. Don’t expect any changes in the screen size, but the build material could shift to glass and metal this time.
As for the Google Pixel 2, you can also expect some huge improvements over the original Pixel phone. Like OnePlus 5, you’ll get a new Snapdragon 835 SoC or probably a better one, but we don’t expect Google to make any changes to the RAM and storage options, but a 64GB unit could be added. The Pixel phone has the best camera in the smartphone world so far and rather than make changes, Google Pixel 2 will bring significant improvements to the same 12.3MP camera on the back.
Rumor has it that the Google Pixel 2 will also come with an all-glass design, IP68 certification and of course, the latest Android O out of the box. Software-wise, the OnePlus 5 is expected to ship with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
So, which phone will you go for this 2017 between OnePlus 5 and Google Pixel 2? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.