It is undeniable that OnePlus is drawing a lot of attention after the official launch of the two flagships OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T this year. These flagships have been well received thanks to affordable price and powerful specs, so many are expecting the launch of the upcoming OnePlus smartphone. However, it’s rumored that OnePlus 4 may be skipped completely in favor of an OnePlus 5 model, set to hit the market in Q2 2017. The reason for this skip is probably that the number 4 is considered unlucky digit in China. This is a normal skip in Chinese companies. Previously, the Chinese technology company Vivo released the Vivo V5 as the successor to Vivo V3 and skipped the V4 model.
Speaking of the device itself, according to sources, the OnePlus 5 might come in a ceramic design. The company which worked on the ceramic shell for the Xiaomi’s Mi MIX also mentioned OnePlus as their client. This is not odd, as OnePlus did introduce the OnePlus X that featured a ceramic body.
In addition, the OnePlus 5 is rumored to continue with the 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display and a Snapdragon 835 chipset. Just like the 2016 OnePlus flagships, customers might be seeing 6GB of RAM in the 2017 smartphone.
The rumored OnePlus 5 will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box by the time of official release. The most recent OnePlus 3T came with Android 6.0.1 marshmallow based Oxygen OS. Both OnePlus 3T and OnePlus are expected to receive the latest Nougat update later this month.
It can be seen that, despite its limited product portfolio, OnePlus has been trying to make a mark on the smartphone industry. Hopefully, the company’s flagships will satisfy the customers who are looking for a flagship experience at an affordable price.
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