The OnePlus 5 may have multiple variants coming including a Lite model if a series of recent Geekbench 4 scores are anything to go by. According to the scores listed over at the Geekbench browser, the OnePlus A5000 that was tested is shown to be listed with 4GB of RAM which is less than what is likely to come with the OnePlus 5 considering the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T both came with 6GB of RAM. The more telling information though is that the device in these test scores is listed to be running with Android Marshmallow software, as well as having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
It’s already known that the OnePlus 5 will come with a Snapdragon 835 CPU as the company itself has already confirmed this particular piece of hardware. While it is possible that a Snapdragon 820 model with 4GB of RAM and an older version of Android than is currently running on the OnePlus 3T could have simply been a test model, what’s also highly likely is that this may be a scaled down version of the OnePlus 5 that would have slightly older specs to allow for a lower price point, though if that is the case it’s also possible that the Android OS version would at least be up to date by the time of launch.
Another thing to consider is that while this may be a Lite version of the OnePlus 5, all the screenshots below show the same exact model but varying scores for each test. Having said that, the scores in all five tests are pretty consistent which may speak volumes about OnePlus’ efforts in the tuning department when it comes to building a device and developing the software to where it’s just right. OnePlus hasn’t done a scaled down device since it launched the OnePlus X, though that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a Lite model of its next flagship. If that happens consumers will know soon enough as OnePlus is suspected to be announcing and launching a the OnePlus 5 sometime this Summer, possibly June 20th according to a recent leak. The interesting part might be what OnePlus would decide to charge for a device of such a nature.