OnePlus has always produced flagship smartphones at a fraction of the price. The OnePlus 3T sported the Qualcomm 821 chipset and 6GB of RAM for just $439 for the 64GB storage option and $479 for 128GB storage option. New rumours claim that OnePlus 5 is no slouch either.
If the latest rumours are to be believed, the flagship killer smartphone will sport a 5.5-inch dual-curved edge AMOLED display. Although the resolution has not been specified, we would not be surprised if OnePlus decides to stick with a Full-HD display. The OnePlus 5 is expected to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy and the iPhone Edition.
Given below is a OnePlus 5 render by TechConfigurations:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display. OnePlus 5’s display is not expected to be as good as the Samsung’s panels but that may not mean that the display isn’t good. Both the Android flagship smartphones are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to retain the 6GB of RAM from it’s predecessor. While 6 GB of RAM may seem like an overkill, it ensures that the smartphone is future proof. The flagship killer is expected to include 64GB and 128GB configurations.
Earlier reports have suggested that the OnePlus 5 may house a ceramic body like the Mi Mix and ditch aluminium housing for an all glass design. Support for a microSD card slot is also rumoured.
This year, OnePlus has really decided to challenge the flagships by checking all the boxes. The OnePlus 5 has been tipped to include IP68 water and dust resistance. This was one feature that the OnePlus 3T lacked and OnePlus has decided to fix it.
The Chinese company has decided to skip the number 4 as it is regarded as an unlucky number in China. The OnePlus 5 seems extremely solid on paper and can definitely challenge the bigger names like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
While we don’t know any details regarding pricing, we hope that the OnePlus 5 is priced similar to how the 3T was last year. If OnePlus looks to compete in the premium market, it may well not work out.
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