OnePlus 5

OnePlus is reportedly working on a new smartphone post its OnePlus 3T flagship and while chronologically the OnePlus 4 is in order, the Chinese brand will most likely be skipping that number and instead is working on OnePlus 5, reports indicate.

The reason behind OnePlus not going for OnePlus 4 is that the number “four” is considered unlucky in China and being a Chinese brand, the smartphone manufacturer wouldn’t do anything that could jeopardise the success of its next flagship.

Reports from South Korea indicate that OnePlus 5 will be taking part of its design cues from Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and will most likely feature dual-edge curved display. The smartphone is also said to feature 16-megapixel selfie camera, a 23-megapixel rear camera as well as 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Internal storage is likely to get a huge boost with 256GB storage. Reports also indicate that OnePlus 5 could feature a Ceramic body mimicking the Xiaomi Mi MIX. On chipset, the report suggests that OnePlus may wait for the Snapdragon 835 to be available.

The company, earlier this month, rolled out OxygenOS 4.0.3 update for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. Along with several improvements to platform, the latest update based on Android 7.0 Nougat brought optimised Smart Wi-Fi Switcher, which switches to data connection in case the Wi-Fi signal is consistently poor; increased stability of the Camera app; an optimised exposure feature for clicking pictures at night time.

Of course, as with all rumours and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the OnePlus 5 with a pinch of salt, as the company has yet to make any announcements about its new flagship smartphone and the credibility of the sources cannot be independently verified.

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