OnePlus 5 tipped for summer launch, report reveals


With the new leaks that have emerged from the Chinese website Weibo, OnePlus 5 smartphone will sport an 8 GB of RAM.

OnePlus's next flagship smartphone and successor to the OnePlus 3T was confirmed to be in the works by CEO Pete Lau earlier this week. After revealing the next OnePlus phone will be called the OnePlus 5, the flagship-killing firm has dropped a teaser, hinting it'll be out this summer.

OnePlus 5 Leaked Specifications: OnePlus is in the row to release the next flagship smartphone after a successful OnePlus 3,3T. The Verge says the skip is due to the number 4 being considered unlucky in OnePlus' native China. However the company has confirmed to The Verge that the naming was influenced by the number five jersey of former National Basketball Association player Robert Horry, who is liked by OnePlus employees.

The company also seems to be fans of former National Basketball Association player Robert Horry, who wore the number 5.

On Weibo, OnePlus posted a teaser with the caption "Hello 5" on it.

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In any event, there isn't a firm launch date just yet, but OnePlus told The Verge that it would be released in the summer (northern hemisphere). On the software front, the 4G smartphone is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with OxygenOS running on top. It is expected that the OnePlus 5 would feature a 23MP camera in the back (also possibly a dual camera), as well as a 16MP front facing camera. The smartphone is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm's high-end chipset, i.e. the Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM. It is backed up by a 3580 mAh non-removable battery with Dash Charge 2.0 technology.

Now, it seems that theories on the said name of the smartphone have been confirmed.

The company's smartphones have proven to be quite successful over the years.

Media reports also suggest that OnePlus 5 would offer some interesting features and a few firsts in the segment.