OnePlus 5 rumours promise 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 835, dual camera, and a $500 price tag


Rumours surrounding the next OnePlus smartphone point to the company continuing its legacy of killer specifications at competitive prices. Chinese publication PCPop has managed to figure out that the OnePlus 5 will bump up the 6GB RAM of the OnePlus 3 all the way to a massive 8GB of memory. In case you’re wondering what happened to the OnePlus 4, the Chinese smartphone maker has decided to jump straight from OnePLus 3T to OnePlus 5, giving a miss to the number four since its considered inauspicious in East Asian cultures.

As expected Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset, featuring a power-efficient yet powerful octa-core processor and Adreno 540 GPU, has been rumoured to power the OnePlus 5. As with all newer phones, the OnePlus 5 will also aim for a greater screen-to-body ratio with slimmer bezels. The display is also said to be beefed up with a 1440×2560 screen, which would make it the first non-Full HD OnePlus phone. The PCPop report also pegs the phone to be equipped with a dual-camera setup, which seems to be in vogue these days after the concept got trendier following its inclusion in the iPhone 7 Plus. The report also pegs the release period sometime in the second half of 2017, and the price is pegged at $500.

While there’s no concrete reason to believe this rumour considering the 8GB RAM part, it still doesn’t come as a surprise since OnePlus 3 indeed push 6GB of RAM at a time when 4GB was considered the maximum. Moreover, the mid-2017 release schedule also makes sense since the OnePlus 3T would’ve completed a year by then, just in time for an upgrade.

[Source: PCPop | Via: PhoneArena]