OnePlus to Join the War on Bezels

The #HYPE is back, apparently…

It all started two weeks ago, when GizmoChina posted a render of what they claimed was the OnePlus 5T. Folks were skeptical, and rightly so. Last year’s OnePlus 3T took advantage of the Note7 debacle and shoehorned some better specs into the already-excellent OnePlus 3; if this leaked render was to be believed, OnePlus was now planning to put the same processor from the 5 into an entirely new body.

It doesn’t make any sense, yet the wild speculation continues, fueled even further by the fact that the current OnePlus 5 is out of stock in many markets, including Canada and the United States.

That original render was eventually dismissed as an Oppo device (the F5), but then a few days ago another render surfaced with OnePlus trim and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor—you can see it for yourself at TechnoBuffalo. That same day, someone leaked the teaser image that you see above to Android Authority.

And now SlashLeaks has an AnTuTu screen grab with specs:

Model number: A5010
OS: Android 8.0
Processor: Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 GPU
Screen resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
Cameras: 20MP + 20MP
RAM / ROM: 8GB / 128GB

For reference, the current OP5 has 16 and 20 megapixel cameras for standard and portrait shots.

I guess if you’re a OnePlus fan who’s been holding out for a tall display then you won’t have to wait until the summer of 2018 for your next phone. But all I can think of is how many angry OnePlus 5 owners there will be come November, when the 5T is expected to make it début.

Sources: Android Authority, GizmoChina, SlashLeaks, TechnoBuffalo

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