Any smartphone maker launches at least one handset that is a head higher than all other devices. Usually such smartphones take the company to the top. The same thing has happened with Xiaomi when it released the Mi 5, Oppo when it came in with the R9, and this statement is also actual for OnePlus. Its legend smartphone dubbed as the OnePlus 3 was so powerful that even top brand fans accepted it is a Samsung and iPhone rival. That’s why the manufacturer decided to continue this line and came in with an enhanced version of that phone named OnePlus 3T. Now when all top brands have launched their flagships, OnePlus should make its own step as well. We have been talking about the upcoming model known as the OnePlus 5 for a while, but still there is no clearance how it will look and which rumored features will be true. Today Android Authority published a photos making all the previous assumptions disappear. Let’s take a peek at it.
The OnePlus 5 is already listed on GearBest. This is one of the reasons to think its launch date is getting closer. Moreover, the handset has already leaked in certification documents. Thus it’s ready to release. And most likely, we’ll see the next-gen OnePlus 5 soon. But what about its features and appearance. We have heard the phone will sport a Snapdragon 835, 8GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery, dual 16MP camera, Android 7.1.1 and many more. As for the chip, we have no doubts the OnePlus 5 will be packed with the latest creation of Qualcomm that has already managed to appear on a few flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6. Thus the fifth-gen OnePlus flagship should be in the same basket with the aforementioned phones. Moreover, this device has outrun the S8+ in GeekBench scores.
As for the design, design sketches have been leaked showcasing the upcoming smartphone will come in with a three-stage antenna design like many other top brand models. A few photos have been spotted claiming the camera lens will be placed horizontally like the Xiaomi Mi 6 and so on. But the photos published today breaks all the previous thoughts. It turns out the OnePlus 5 will sport a design similar to the OnePlus 3. The only difference is related with corners – they are more rounded. The camera lens are placed vertically. So it’s quite possible the manufacturer has decided not to change the current design, because it’s loved by customers.
At last, the OnePlus 5 is thought to come at a price tag about 4479 yuan ($650) due to increased prices of components. It’s almost twice more than the current model. But looking at the rumored features we should state the OnePlus 5 deserves to cost so much.