OnePlus had announced its partnership with DxO earlier today, and as part of that announcement, the company basically confirmed the name of its upcoming flagship. Yes, rumors were spot on, OnePlus’ upcoming flagship will be called the OnePlus 5, which means that the company is ditching the OnePlus 4 name. Some of you are probably wondering why that is, well, the number ‘4’ is considered to be highly unlucky in China, which is why companies usually opt to skip it when it comes to a product name. A number of them did it in the past, like Meizu, for example, the company jumped from the Meizu M3 and Meizu M3 Note straight to the Meizu M5 and Meizu M5 Note.
Having said that, OnePlus already teased the announcement of the OnePlus 5 when they said that their new handset is coming in the summer, and they also released the ‘Hello 5’ teaser soon after that. That teaser, in particular, suggested that the upcoming phone will be called the OnePlus 5, and the company just flat out confirmed that in a forum post, as already mentioned. The company basically said that it has been putting a lot of resources to improve the camera experience, and DxO’s and OnePlus’ partnership will be reflected in the OnePlus 5, said the company. Having that in mind, the OnePlus 5 leaked a number of times thus far, various renders and prototype devices surfaced, and yet, we’re still not entirely sure what will the phone like. All those leaks have two things in common, they suggest that the phone will be made out of metal, and that it will sport a dual camera setup on the back.
The OnePlus 5 will probably sport a 5.5-inch fullHD or QHD AMOLED display, along with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and chances are that several storage variants will become available. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor will fuel the OnePlus 5, along with the Adreno 540 GPU. Rumors are suggesting that we’ll get two 13-megapixel cameras on the back of the OnePlus 5, and a 16-megapixel shooter on the phone’s front side. The device’s battery will be larger than 3,000mAh, though we still don’t what unit exactly is OnePlus planning to include in the device. Android 7.1.1 Nougat will come pre-installed on the phone, with OnePlus’ OxygenOS applied on top of it.