OnePlus is once again making headlines, thanks to its upcoming flagship: the OnePlus 5. Although OnePlus is yet to name it officially, few reports suggest that since the number 4 is considered unlucky in China, OnePlus is likely to say no to OnePlus 4. If that happens to be the case, may God help OnePlus refrain from persuing this absurdity since it’s not something all Chinese brands seem to be following. Fun fact: Xiaomi, a brand known as China’s Apple, is currently selling five Redmi-series handsets in China with the number 4 in their names.
Moving on, a third-party retailer website Oppomart has listed the OnePlus 5 along with its specifications and a retail price of $449 (Rs 28,865). According to it, the OnePlus 5 offers a 5.5-inch 1440p (Quad HD) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of memory. In terms of optics, the OnePlus 5 houses a 12-megapixel primary dual-camera unit and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The device boasts of a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and runs Oxygen OS on top of Android Nougat. The website has also estimated that the OnePlus 5 will go on sale starting next month.
What I find funny here is that the listing also consists of the same image that India Today recently claimed to have gotten exclusive by putting its watermark on the back of the device. Need not be confused since it’s the same, possibly fake image, which is making rounds with and without watermark these days. Hence, it seems that details listed over at Oppomart are based entirely on the on-going rumours.
In other news, specifications of the OnePlus 5 recently appeared on a Chinese social network Weibo alongside some additional information, thanks to folks at AndroidHeadlines. According to their source, the OnePlus 5 will pack a 3,600mAh battery, which will charge 25% faster than OnePlus 3T. What’s more, it is said to sport a horizontal dual rear camera setup, which if found accurate, will cut all the gossip spread by the image that leaked recently.