OnePlus 3T is arguably the best smartphone that money can buy on the planet right now. You don’t need to spend much, but you’ll have yourself a phone that matches the class, power, and reliability you see in the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Google Pixel XL, LG V20 and so on.
But before OnePlus 3T came to life, we had the OnePlus 3, which was released in mid-2016. Now, as we approach the same period, rumors of the phone’s successor dubbed OnePlus 5 are all over. You might be as well surprised why the hell OnePlus 5 is being mentioned instead of OnePlus 4 as the successor to the 2016 OnePlus 3. Well, here is a small highlight of this scenario.
In China, “4” is seen as an unlucky number and since OnePlus has its roots deep in China, there are no chances that this number will make a public appearance on a device that is expected to push the popularity of the company even further.
Now, according to a new report coming from China, the upcoming OnePlus 5 will be the first smartphone from the company to feature a 2K display resolution on an otherwise unchanged 5.5-inch AMOLED screen. Being a flagship or rather a “flagship killer”, the 3T successor will ship with the best processor in town – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – paired with an impressive 8GB RAM and like the original OnePlus 3, you get a 3000mAh battery capacity.
Apparently, the reason for this reduced battery capacity when compared to the 3400mAh unit used on the OnePlus 3T is that OnePlus 5 will come with a slightly slimmer profile of just 7mm thick, which is 0.4mm thinner than the 3T.
For the optics, the report adds that OnePlus 5 will come in with a monstrous 23MP shooter on the back, which is something we’ve heard in previous rumors. Speaking of previous rumors, it had also been claimed that the 2017 OnePlus flagship will ship with a curved dual-edge screen, but the latest report only mentions smaller bezels as compared to last year’s models. With the reduced bezels, it is possible that the fingerprint scanner could be relocated to the back, although front-facing capacitive buttons could be retained alongside the ability to turn to on-screen buttons for the same.
As for the release dates, no details are out just yet. But knowing OnePlus, we should be seeing teasers of the upcoming OnePlus 5 flagship sooner or later. We’ll update you when we see one.