• Everything We Know About the OnePlus 5 (so far)

    The Verge is confident that the OnePlus 3 and 3T's successor will go on sale this summer. It's widely expected to be called the OnePlus 5, since the number 4 has unlucky connotations in Chinese culture. I've read elsewhere that the phone will be available before the end of Q2, which would make sense—the OnePlus 3 made its début on June 14th of last year.

    With just over a month to go, here's what we know about the device so far...



    This could very well be an actual OnePlus 5—not a final production unit but rather a testing mule, similar to what's commonly used in the car industry. It was caught (or deliberately planted) in Carl Pei's Instagram feed, and shared via Twitter over the weekend. Note the dual cameras on the device, which will probably be aligned as above...



    ... Rather than stacked on top of each other as in this render, found on an Oppomart.com listing and shared by GSM Arena. The specs on that listing are as follows:

    - 5.5 inch quad HD screen, 2560 x 1440 pixels display resolution
    - 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core processor
    - 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64/128 GB USF 2.1 storage
    - 12 MP rear dual-camera, 8 MP front camera
    - Front fingerprint scanner supported
    - Oxygen OS base on Android N, Dash Charge 2.0
    - Estimated availability: ships from beginning of June, 2017

    But wait, there's more!



    According to TechnoBuffalo this is an "about" screen from the Hydrogen OS-powered Chinese variant of the phone, showing off a whopping 8 GB of RAM!

    If you're a OnePlus fan or in the market for a new and unlocked Android device, you might want to hold off on any phone purchases until next month...

    Sources: GSM Arena, TechnoBuffalo, The Verge, Twitter

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    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Samshares's Avatar
      Samshares -
      It has been proven time after time that simply upping the RAM doesn't make the phone any better.

      Its going to be another over hyped phone.
    1. TadMorose's Avatar
      TadMorose -
      Quote Originally Posted by Samshares View Post
      It has been proven time after time that simply upping the RAM doesn't make the phone any better.

      Its going to be another over hyped phone.
      Just curious. Have you personally used any of the recent OnePlus models?
    1. speedlever's Avatar
      speedlever -
      The OP3 is my first OP device. I found nothing over hyped about this phone at all in nearly 7 months of ownership. They've made a believer out of me and I will certainly look at OP for my next phone.

      I'm happy to be out from under the carrier imposed bloat and I've been very pleased with Oxygen OS, which I first was opposed to, not having any prior experience with it. My OP3 came with Android 6.0.1 and I'm currently on Android 7.1.1, stable release.
    1. shibaa987's Avatar
      shibaa987 -
      I have used the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 3, both are great phones. Probably both are the high-end spec phones at a mid-range price.
      I don't expect much from the OnePlus 5 but waiting to the spec to price ratio and the camera quality as it boasts a dual camera. Fingers crossed though
    1. TadMorose's Avatar
      TadMorose -
      Quote Originally Posted by speedlever View Post
      The OP3 is my first OP device. I found nothing over hyped about this phone at all in nearly 7 months of ownership. They've made a believer out of me and I will certainly look at OP for my next phone.

      I'm happy to be out from under the carrier imposed bloat and I've been very pleased with Oxygen OS, which I first was opposed to, not having any prior experience with it. My OP3 came with Android 6.0.1 and I'm currently on Android 7.1.1, stable release.
      I've been using OnePlus 3T for almost a month now and I love it.

      No response from @Samshares, just as I expected. I just don't get why an iPhone user feels the need to come to an Android forum and put down a product he knows nothing about.