If you have been waiting for the OnePlus 4, then just do a plus one to the 4. According to leaks and rumours, Chinese handset-maker OnePlus may skip the ‘OnePlus 4’ name and release a new 5 with a dual-edge display.
Leaked specifications indicate that the new OnePlus 5 will come with a dual-edged display similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge. As per a report on Koreanportal.com, the smartphone will also soort a 23-megapixel camera along with 6GB and 8GB RAM variant options. OnePlus is expected to offer storage variants as well -- 64 and 128GB along with expandable storage upto 256GB.
The report also claims that the smartphone will come in a ceramic body like the Xiaomi Mi Mix which is in line with earlier reports that the company is planning to replace the aluminium body of the phone with a ceramic one.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to draw power from a 4,000mAh battery with Dash Charge fast charging support. It will come with a Type-C USB port and with wireless charging. Since it is highly likely that Samsung’s this year’s flagship device, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will include Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, one could also expect that OnePlus might use a Snapdragon 830 chipset instead, as Samsung is said to have hoarded the initial production of the 835 SoC.
OnePlus 5 is said to be running on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, and OnePlus OxygenOS UI on top of it.
As per rumors, OnePlus 5 is likely to be announced at the end of Q2 2017. Earlier reports indicated that OnePlus was ditching the 4 because of superstitions. The number 4 is considered the number of death.