OnePlus 5
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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.

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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.

  • Brian

    {Op3-op2 owner here} I love the term “future proof”…smh. so you mean that. you won’t recommend i buy the next iteration of said device in another 6-8 mos (or 5 op3-op3t) im still waiting for that app/game that requires so much ram or a way to tweak my kernel to allow 6gigs (5.6) to remain with being killed. i root and mod and even with that it almost if not completely impossible. With that said IP68 is long overdue i hope this wasnt baked from s rumour mill and holds merit the previous options from OnePlus are the farthest a phone can get from waterproofing (1st hand exp.) …
    Begin rant and “fanboy” comments

  • Pedro Vilarinho

    Stop with that superstitious nonsense, OP never gave us a hint that they would skip the 4 ,and believing that a tech company would do that is even dumber.

    • It’s a leaked info dude. Chinese companies are unpredictable. I guess the number doesn’t matter, what matters is the specs.

      • David Martrano

        This sounds very nice. IP68 & Amoled display. 6gbs with the 835 processor! Plus it’s half of the premium flagships! Yikes!

    • John

      If your​ name had the word cunt in it, you would try to bypass that as much as you can( not your name, just generalized). It’s a different countries culture, superstition for them is important to retain. In america some tall building avoid floor 13, no difference at all.

      • Pedro Vilarinho

        Are you really comparing a word like cunt with a number?!?!And do not mix up culture with superstition, some cultures as you say are more prone to superstition but that doesn’t mean they are part of it, skipping the 13 in some buildings aren’t part of the American culture it’s just as moronic, do not try to validate nonsense, this isn’t a religious site , this is a tech site ffs!!!

    • Johnny D

      You’re a moron. They almost certainly will skip the number 4, as it sounds so similar to their word for “death” in Mandarin that they are almost synonymous. It’s called Tetraphobia. You almost never see the number 4 in Chinese culture. Read a book.

      • Pedro Vilarinho

        Maybe you should grab a book instead, a book about solecism or rudeness. Tetraphobia says the highly educated prick!!!!Give me a brake and crawl back to your superstitious cave, you don’t belong to this century and even less in a tech site for that matter!