New details coming from a Korean website have now shed some light on OnePlus’ upcoming flagship. Contrary to previous leaks there are now hints that the flagship will be called the OnePlus 5 instead of the ‘4’ and will pack in a dual edge display along with a glass body.
According to Koreanportal.com OnePlus will be skipping on the number 4 and will go with the OnePlus 5 instead. Our best guess regarding this move is because the Chinese consider the number ‘4’ to be unlucky.
The device is expected to feature a glass body (that could be made of ceramic like the Xiaomi Mi Mix). In short, expect it too look similar to the currently available Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and also come with wireless charging.
Coming to the specifications, with the Snapdragon 835 being locked up with Samsung, expect OnePlus to go with either a Snapdragon 830. Else OnePlus may wait it out till the the 835 becomes available, once Samsung’s done stealing the limelight. Along with the new chipset, we can expect the usual 6GB RAM (or 8 considering that OnePlus does not stay behind in the specs department) and 64GB of internal storage. A newer 256GB storage option is also expected.
The highlight of the OnePlus 5 is expected to be its 23MP rear camera that combined with the 830/835 is expected to provide better shooting performance and imagery.
Other details include a USB Type-C port along with the usual fast charging, a 4,000mAh battery and a front facing 16MP camera module that is expected to be similar to the current model.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to compete with the upcoming Galaxy S8, the just launched LG G6 and the Huawei P10 both of which were just announced on day one of the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC).