The Verge is confident that the OnePlus 3 and 3T’s successor will go on sale this summer. It’s widely expected to be called the OnePlus 5, since the number 4 has unlucky connotations in Chinese culture. I’ve read elsewhere that the phone will be available before the end of Q2, which would make sense—the OnePlus 3 made its début on June 14th of last year.
With just over a month to go, here’s what we know about the device so far…
This could very well be an actual OnePlus 5—not a final production unit but rather a testing mule, similar to what’s commonly used in the car industry. It was caught (or deliberately planted) in Carl Pei’s Instagram feed, and shared via Twitter over the weekend. Note the dual cameras on the device, which will probably be aligned as above…
… Rather than stacked on top of each other as in this render, found on an Oppomart.com listing and shared by GSM Arena. The specs on that listing are as follows:
– 5.5 inch quad HD screen, 2560 x 1440 pixels display resolution
– 2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core processor
– 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64/128 GB USF 2.1 storage
– 12 MP rear dual-camera, 8 MP front camera
– Front fingerprint scanner supported
– Oxygen OS base on Android N, Dash Charge 2.0
– Estimated availability: ships from beginning of June, 2017
But wait, there’s more!
According to TechnoBuffalo this is an “about” screen from the Hydrogen OS-powered Chinese variant of the phone, showing off a whopping 8 GB of RAM!
If you’re a OnePlus fan or in the market for a new and unlocked Android device, you might want to hold off on any phone purchases until next month…