OnePlus 5 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders
Sun, May 7, 2017
OnePlus 5 looks like one of the smartphones to beat this year. Following a slew of rumours from the Chinese supply chain, a number of designers have cooked-up high-resolution renders of what the smartphone could look like, when it launches in the UK this summer.
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OnePlus 5 will be the next flagship smartphone from the plucky start-up
OnePlus 5 looks set to be one of the biggest smartphones of the year.
The new flagship smartphone will purportedly include a 5.5inch 2K display, a top-of-the-range 2.3GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, and 8GB of RAM.
And the latest report around OnePlus' latest handset suggests the phone will ship with a feature that the Samsung Galaxy S8 was missing – a dual camera.
According to a series of rough sketches that originated in China and were published by Android Pure, OnePlus 5 will include a dual camera set-up akin to the one that ships on the iPhone 7 Plus, Huawei P10 and LG G6.
It's unclear how OnePlus will use these dual cameras.
For example, Apple uses the dual set-up to create a two-times optical zoom, as well as bokeh-style depth effect. LG uses the two lens to offer a fish-eye wide-angle view.
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The rough sketches confirm some earlier rumours about the OnePlus 5, including the dual camera
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According to the source, the OnePlus 5 might ship with a dual camera set-up on the front as well
Samsung was purportedly looking into a similar set-up for the Galaxy S8, but dropped the technology ahead of its release date.
Images of a prototype Galaxy S8 handset, surfaced via SamMobile, has revealed the impressive dual-lens primary camera that almost shipped with the flagship smartphone.
Instead of the 12-megapixel, single lens snapper than actually wound up on the phone, the leak has shown Samsung considered echoing the iPhone 7 Plus and moving to a dual-lens camera configuration.
Samsung Galaxy S8 almost shipped with a dual camera set-up on the rear
Interestingly, the OnePlus 5 sketches reveal that the plucky Chinese startup might not be satisfied with one dual-camera set-up.
According to the images, OnePlus might also introduce a dual camera rig at the front of the phone as well.
The sketches also show a 0.5mm ceramic layer around the rear camera module, as well as a 3.5mm headphone port and a hardware notification toggle on the side.
Earlier this month, SlashLeaks published the purported OnePlus 5 specs sheet in its entirety.
If the leaked details are accurate, the latest flagship phone from OnePlus will boast a 4,000 mAh battery. For comparison, Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3,000 mAh battery cell, and the Galaxy S8+ 3,500 mAh.
There's also 64GB of in-built storage, which can be expanded via microSD.
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OnePlus 5’s specs sheet has purportedly leaked online in its entirety
OnePlus 5 will have a 5.5inch multi-touch display with a 2560×1440 resolution – a step-up from the Chinese company's current flagship device, OnePlus 3T, which has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Charging and syncing will be handled via USB Type-C.
OnePlus confirmed the name of its next phone to technology blog The Verge last month.
The company will skip the OnePlus 4 moniker entirely, jumping ahead to OnePlus 5 for the successor to last year's OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus 3T – In Pictures
Wed, May 10, 2017
The OnePlus 3 was a phenomenal smartphone and therefore by default, so is the OnePlus 3T. The changes to the OnePlus 3T haven’t taken away any of the magic of the OnePlus 3.
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OnePlus 3T is a phenomenal smartphone – at a borderline budget price
The reason behind the movie is tetraphobia – a widespread superstition, most common in East Asian nations, that associates the number four with bad luck.
One possible reason for the prevalence of this superstition is because in China, the number four is almost homophonous with the word for "death" or "decease".
OnePlus 5 is rumoured to have a dramatic new industrial design, reminiscent of the Galaxy S8, thanks to its edge-to-edge display.
Some reports have pointed to a ceramic body for the OnePlus 5. However, these might not necessarily all be available at launch.