OnePlus 5 Houses Snapdragon 835; Release Date Revealed Here [VIDEO]By Eva M. Fernandez, UniversityHerald Reporter
Reports are circulating that the successor of the OnePlus 3 will roll out in 2017. However, the next smartphone will jump directly to OnePlus 5, will have a ceramic body, and will have the Snapdragon 835 processor.
OnePlus will bypass OnePlus 4 with its upcoming OnePlus 5 not because of a marketing strategy or technical problems, but because of superstition. OnePlus is based in China, and the number four is believed to be unlucky in the country, Phone Radar reported. BBK is the parent company of OnePlus and it also owns the Vivo company, which also went from launching its V3 model straight to its Vivo V5 model.
Other Chinese companies follow the tradition of skipping number 4 on their product since it is unlucky and it symbolizes death. Besides China, this tradition is also practiced in Korea and Japan.
OnePlus 5 Houses Snapdragon 835
The new OnePlus 5 is expected to have Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 processor, Know Your Mobile reported. It will have a 4,000 mAh battery, 64GB worth of storage, and it will run on the Android 7.0 Nougat. It's camera will have the new flash feature and the retina flash with a 16 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel back camera.
It is also expected to be water proof, have quick charging, fingerprint scanner, and D-touch, which is a pressure-sensitive technology. It will have a 6 or 8 GB RAM and it will come in black, gold, white, blue, and ceramic colors. It is also expected to have a 5.5-inch Quad HD Amoled screen display.
Release Date Revealed Here
Rumors claim that the OnePlus 5 will be released during the second half of 2017, perhaps sometime in April to June. However, there are other reports claiming that it will roll out sometime in March to May.
Meanwhile, there are speculations that the new OnePlus device will be priced around $420. This is one of the signatures of this brand. It offers excellent hardware under the usual price bracket against trending flagship models.