OnePlus' CEO Reveals That A New Phone Is Coming Soon

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OnePlus’ CEO, Pete Lau, has just released a rather interesting image on his official Weibo (Chinese social network) page. If you take a look at the provided image, you will basically see an image that hints at a new, upcoming smartphone. It basically shows off a couple of people putting together a new smartphone, and along with this image, Pete Lau (also known as Liu Zuohu) included the company’s ‘NeverSettle’ hashtag. All in all, this seems to be the first official OnePlus 4 / 5 teaser, read on.

OnePlus’ all new flagship is expected to arrive in the coming weeks, chances are it will be announced in June, as the OnePlus 3 landed in June last year. Now, the device should be called the OnePlus 4, by sheer logic, but the number four is considered to be unlucky in China, which is why the company will probably opt to skip that number, and go with the OnePlus 5 naming. That being said, the alleged OnePlus 5 actually surfaced about a week ago, and that render showed off a dual camera setup on the back of the device. If that image is to be believed, the OnePlus 5 will ship with a curved back, and will be made out of metal. Now, considering that the fingerprint scanner was not placed on the back of that phone, it will probably be included on the front side of the device.

Now, OnePlus’ CEO did not reveal any OnePlus 5 (presuming that will be its name) details by sharing that image on his Weibo page, but it seems like the OnePlus 5 is on the way, and that it will be released next month as expected. The device will probably sport a 5.5-inch display once again, though we don’t know whether to expect it to ship with a fullHD panel again, or perhaps OnePlus decides to opt for a QHD display this time around. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core SoC will almost certainly fuel the OnePlus 5, and you can expect to see either 6GB or 8GB of RAM on the inside of this phone. Android Nougat will come pre-installed on the device, and on top of it, you’ll get the company’s custom UI, OxygenOS.