It’s quite possible that the OnePlus 5 is almost out in the market, so here are the few details that have gotten out about the new smartphone. The release date, specs, design and price.
Even though the OnePlus 4 isn’t out and won’t be because OnePlus believes in the superstition of tetraphobia, a fear of the number four that’s prolific across east Asia.
And OnePlus is already teasing new wares. In a post to Chinese social network Weibo, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau posted a cartoon image of several labourers – and Lau himself – working hard on a giant smartphone.
Based on Google Translate and a bit of educated guesswork, the accompanying message reads something like: “Working without a break on a OnePlus smartphone, just to make a big surprise.”
Check out the image below:
Design: OnePlus 3T had a great design with a solid metal frame. Slim and sleek. For the record, the OnePlus 3T was 7.4mm and weighed 158 grams, which is about what you’d expect from a flagship. The handset featured a 5.5-inch screen, which is fairly typical. However, Samsung recently pushed to 5.8 inches with the Galaxy S8, so there’s a chance that the OnePlus 3T could follow suit.
One of the first design leaks we saw comes courtesy of a tech blog called India Today Tech, which claims to have sourced a render from people who have seen (and possibly worked on) the OnePlus 5. We can’t verify it, but it’s worth taking a look at anyway:
As you can see, it appears that much of the OnePlus 3T design has been retained. However, it’s important to note that a dual-camera module has been introduced – more on that later.
We’ve also seen the following image, courtesy of Chinese social media site Weibo, depicting a similar design. However, note that the flash on this handset is embedded within the dual camera now, and that the color of the phone has changed. The OnePlus logo has also been pushed up closer to the camera module. Button placement appears to be the same, however:Whats new : The OnePlus 3T was a formidable handset, featuring Qualcomm’s then-latest Snapdragon 821 chip.
The Snapdragon 835 is significantly faster and more power efficient than the Snapdragon 821, and that’s because it’s built on a better 10nm manufacturing process. Given that this is Qualcomm’s flagship chip right now, it seems highly unlikely that the OnePlus 5 would skip over it. We shouldn’t forget that the latest Samsung and Sony flagship phones use the Snapdragon 835, so it’s definitely the most prized component right now.
Excitingly, there’s a chance that the OnePlus 5 could be more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium, both of which feature the Snapdragon 835. An image of a Geekbench 4 readout for the OnePlus 5 was sent to GSMArena, and although we can’t verify the legitimacy of the leak, the scores are very promising. The OnePlus 5 managed 1963 in a single-core test and 6687 in a multi-core test, beating both the Samsung (1929, 6084) and Sony (1943, 5824) flagships on both counts.