The much-awaited OnePlus 5 is expected to release around June or July this year. The company confirmed to The Verge that the successor to the OnePlus 3T is coming “this summer”.
OnePlus is calling it the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 4 as the number four is considered unlucky in China. According to the report, the name has been inspired by the number 5 jersey of former NBA player Robert Horry. A number of OnePlus employees are huge fans of him, to the extent that there are actually two paintings of Robert Horry hanging in OnePlus’ Shenzhen office.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It will sport either a 64GB or 128GB storage variant which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The smartphone will most likely run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with OxygenOS on top and is expected to be powered by a 4000mAh battery. It is expected to be priced at $449 (approximately Rs 29,000).
According to an image of the purported device, shared online, the device looks like it will have a dual camera setup on its back. It has a similar metal frame made of brushed aluminium along rounded edges, which is seen on the OnePlus 3T. The smartphone might ditch the fingerprint scanner on the back and instead, place it under the screen on the front. Additionally, the OnePlus 5 does not seem to have the same antenna lines, which were also spotted on the OnePlus 3T. It sports a black color variant with the OnePlus logo placed at the back.