In our previous reports, we stated that OnePlus would be skipping the “4” in the next flagship as the number is considered unlucky in China. Thus, the OnePlus 3T’s successor might be christened the OnePlus 5. According to a new report from KoreaPortal, the company is likely to announced the device in the later half of Q2. It is speculated that the OnePlus flagship will be packing more RAM and come in 64 GB and 128 GB variants while featuring support for expansion via microSD. A first for the company’s flagship devices if that is indeed the case.
The design of the OnePlus 5 is supposed to take on design cues from the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, with a curved 2.5D display and an aluminium and glass based chassis. The same source also claims that it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset. Please note that no such chipset has been announced by Qualcomm, so it is speculative that it will either be powered by a Snapdragon 821 or the newer 835 chipset. Although this might mean further delay in its appearance as the initial batch of the latter were earmarked for the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and S8+) serial production. The device will reportedly be running the latest flavour of Android, v7.0, Nougat with the light OxygenOS skin with added quality of life features.
With regards to its camera, the OnePlus 5 is likely to retain its predecessor’s front camera while updating the rear camera to a 23-megapixel package. It is also said to be running off of a 4000mAh battery with Dash Charge support with a USB-C interface for peripheral connectivity and charging. As we can see there are plenty of inconsistencies in this leak with mentions of a Snapdragon 830 chipset which has not been announced till now. Hence we urge readers to hold out till more accurate information comes about.