1‘Flagship Killer’ Features OnePlus Is Building Into Its Next Smartphone
In the smartphone market, there’s one company that’s billing itself as the “flagship killer”—Chinese handset maker OnePlus. Now the boutique smartphone maker is dropping big hints that another one of its highly regarded handsets is on the way. This one, dubbed the OnePlus 5, will deliver high-end performance, including support for today’s most powerful smartphone processor currently on the market—the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The OnePlus 5 is also rumored to include a dual-lens camera and a long-lasting battery, with the ability to run on the networks of all major carriers. There’s even a particular reason why it’s named “OnePlus 5.” This slide show will cover the most credible rumors surrounding one of the year’s most anticipated smartphones.
2It’s Getting a Major Redesign
3There’s No Consensus on Screen Sizes
4There’s Talk of a Dual-Lens, Rear-Facing Camera
While most of the OnePlus 5 rumors say the company is planning a dual-lens, rear-facing camera, the lens orientation isn’t agreed upon. Some reports say the lenses will be arranged vertically, while others say horizontally. A single-lens design is also possible. It’s worth noting that OnePlus has hinted at a dual-lens design.
5It Will Have the Latest Snapdragon Processor
6Long Battery Life Is a Given
7It Won’t Have Multiple Security Features
8Memory and Storage Is More than Adequate
9It’s an Unlocked Handset
10Why One Plus Is Skipping a Number
Those who follow OnePlus know the company’s last high-end handset was the OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus has always launched its devices in succession. Why, then, is the next device called the OnePlus 5? According to reports, the company is skipping the OnePlus 4 branding because the number four is bad luck in China.
11Look for the OnePlus 5 to Appear in June
Questions remain about the OnePlus 5’s pricing and availability. However, the company has said it will release the handset this summer, following earlier rumors that it might be made available in June. The smartphone could be priced at $450 to $500, substantially less than other high-end handsets.