Last year, Chinese smartphone company, OnePlus, launched two smartphones the OnePlus 3 and a slightly upgraded OnePlus 3T. Now, while rumors about the OnePlus 3 successor are doing the rounds, the smartphone company is widely expected to skip OnePlus 4 moniker, and instead release the OnePlus 5. A latest report now sheds light on the model number of the upcoming OnePlus smartphone. Also Read - Android 12 update is now available for OnePlus 9, 9 Pro users: How to install itAlso Read - OnePlus Nord 2 gets a discount of up to Rs 3,000 on Amazon India and OnePlus.in
Wondering why the OnePlus 4 is likely to be skipped? Interestingly, in China, the number 4 is considered unlucky, and is perceived synonymous to the words death or decease. According to a report on Android Pure, a OnePlus smartphone with model number A5000 has been listed on China Radio Regulation Authority s website, hinting that the next flagship killer from the Chinese smartphone company is likely to be called OnePlus 5. Also Read - Three-years old OnePlus 6 and 6T get new software update with bug fixes, system improvements
The connection drawn between the model numbers and handset names is simple. The OnePlus 3 carries a model number A3000, whereas the OnePlus 3T was tagged as A3010.
Besides the naming, we have already come across a few leaks around the OnePlus 5. A Chinese publication PCPop recently revealed that the OnePlus 5 could feature 8GB of RAM, and be powered by Qualcomm s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. This would place the OnePlus 5 against heads on with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. ALSO READ: OnePlus 3 review: A flagship killer that really kills other flagships
There were also reports, that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-curved edge display, just like the one on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge, and the latest Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The OnePlus 5 has also been rumored to sport a 23-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Some rumors also suggest that the smartphone could boast a dual-camera setup at the back, with the sensors placed vertically. On the storage front, 64GB and 128GB variants are expected.
In terms of design, the OnePlus 5 is said to feature a sleek design with thinner bezels, thereby following the trend of this year s flagships. OnePlus is also expected to ditch the aluminum body, and opt for a ceramic body like the Xiaomi Mi MIX. As for pricing, OnePlus is rumored to price the OnePlus 5 a little under $500 (Rs 32,300). ALSO READ: OnePlus 3T Midnight Black: It s so black, you ll question the concept of black
For power, the OnePlus 5 is expected to be fuelled with a 4,000mAh battery along with the company s Dash Charge technology. On the software front, the OnePlus 5 could run on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with OxygenOS running on top.