Here's What We Know About OnePlus 5 So Far

Of course, OnePlus won't be the first company to make a leap in naming its products.

OnePlus often stands out in the smartphone market for its "value for money" offerings that yield high-performance phones at a relatively smaller budget in comparison to its rivals: Google, Samsung and Apple.

You didn't blink and miss it. The Weibo leaker says that it will be the latter but OnePlus could still release an 8GB RAM model in the future.

The reasoning for this - if it's true - could be something to do with tetraphobia. As for the name, the number four is considered unlucky in China, where OnePlus is headquartered, so OnePlus 4 is a no-go. There is no chance that the OnePlus 5 is not coming with the same flagship processor. After all, we've only just had the OnePlus 3T. The phone will reportedly support 4G LTE connectivity. For what it's worth, it launched the OnePlus 3 last June. A separate Weibo leaker found by My Drivers says that the OnePlus 5 should launch by the end of June.

In a move that will shock no one, OnePlus is planning to release a new smartphone this year. We know it's not adverse to releasing a couple of phones in the same 12 month period, so adding in two models at launch should not be too hard a task. Android Headlines has reported that according to sources, the One Plus 5 will sport a 3580 mAh battery likely to charge 25 per cent faster than the OnePlus 3t's battery using Dash Charge 2.0. A OnePlus flagship phone isn't as high-end, or cram packed with a insane amount of features, like other devices are from the likes of Samsung and LG, but they're well built, and they get the job done. In short, if you're sticking a screen an inch from your eyes, the more pixels the better. A recent report said the handset will have a horizontal dual-lens camera on the back, not vertical as shown in the placeholder image, and that the fingerprint sensor will be placed on the front side.

  • Arturo Norris