OnePlus smartphones are known as performers providing flagship experience at an affordable price. This year’s OnePlus flagship killer is expected to be the OnePlus 5 after the OnePlus 3 and 3T that were launched last year. Rumors and leaks around the OnePlus 5 have been coming in slowly with the highlight being that the smartphone could pack a massive 8GB of RAM. While we have been treated to the specifications expected on the OnePlus 5, there has been no leaked image as such. The OnePlus 5 has now finally made it in its visual form through an image showing the back panel of the smartphone. Also Read - OnePlus 9RT may not a have a different naming scheme in India, price tipped againAlso Read - Vivo Pad with Snapdragon 870 SoC appears online, likely to debut next year
According to the image shared by India Today which claims that it is sourced from people known to have possibly worked on the OnePlus 5. While the authenticity of the image cannot be verified, some noticeable changes on the design of the OnePlus 5 are worth talking about. The first striking feature is the dual camera setup on the OnePlus 5. The dual cameras are placed vertically on the rear end with the flash sitting below. It was earlier reported that the OnePlus 5 may indeed feature a dual camera setup which would be placed vertically. However, on the specifications front, it was rumored that the smartphone will sport a 23-megapixel rear camera.
Coming to the design of the OnePlus 5 according to the image, the antenna bands are not visible at all. Similar to the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black edition, the smartphone also sports a black color which completely adorns the back panel with only the dual cameras, the OnePlus logo visible. The report, however, mentions that this is not the final design of the OnePlus 5 and changes may appear in the future. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3T Midnight Black: It s so black, you ll question the concept of black
Apart from that, the OnePlus 5 looks like it features an all-metal build like its predecessors. OnePlus has been rumored to opt for a ceramic body instead for the OnePlus 5. OnePlus will most likely continue placing the fingerprint sensor on the Home button if the leaked image serves as a reference. The Power button and the volume rocker are placed on the left side of the smartphone and the Alert Slider on the right.
OnePlus hasn t been big with design and has focused primarily on the performance. The company could be taking a turn as the OnePlus 5 has been rumored to feature a sleek design with thinner bezels. It is also said that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-edge curved display similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. With all these changes expected, the OnePlus 5 would strive to be at par with the premium flagship devices launched this year. ALSO READ: OnePlus has evolved, but the OnePlus 5 needs to stand out of the crowd
As for the rest of its specifications, the OnePlus 5 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 835 SoC. In terms of memory, the OnePlus could come in storage variants of 64GB or 128GB which would be further expandable up to 256GB. For photography, the OnePlus 5 could sport a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is expected to be powered by a 4,000mAh battery along with the company s Dash Charge technology. For connectivity, the OnePlus 5 could come with a USB Type-C port. On the software front, the OnePlus 5 would run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with OxygenOS running on top. ALSO READ: OnePlus 5 name and model number spotted on China s regulatory authority website
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