May 06, 2017 09:41 AM EDT
After so many leaks, speculations and rumors, finally smartphone maker OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming flagship will be called OnePlus 5 and the 'Four' number will be skipped. OnePlus has confirmed to a publication that much anticipated OnePlus 5 is arriving this summer.
OnePlus has confirmed to The Verge that OnePlus 5 will succeed the OnePlus 3T ... and not much else. This is the first official information from Shenzhen.
OnePlus has decided to skip the number 4 since the number is considered unlucky in China. The smartphone maker also said one of the reasons for picking the 5 is the number five jersey of a former NBA player Robert Horry, who is considered a favorite among many employees of the Chinese company.
OnePlus, a relatively unknown smartphone maker who has entered in the smartphone market a few years ago. OnePlus has since whipped up a cult following for its upper-midrange hardware which typically undercuts premium prices. Its last phone appeared in November.
Till now we only had teasers, rumors, and leaks about the OnePlus 5. They have suggested that the upcoming iPhone Killer will arrive with 5.5" screen of QHD resolution and a Snapdragon 835 chipset. The RAM will be 6 GB but leaks for 8 GB appeared as well, as reported by GSM Arena.
Other details about OnePlus 5 include a front-facing fingerprint reader; however, previous devices utilized the back). The upcoming OnePlus 5 will be having a Full HD, plus a traditional (non-curved) screen.
Some days ago, in an another leak, Oppomart has also listed the price of OnePlus 5 as $449 and gives an estimated ship date of early June. It looks like more rumors and teases are going to reveal more information in the coming weeks. However, arriving of OnePlus 5 is good news for anyone who is looking for a modern and value-priced smartphone flagship.
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