The smartphone you should be talking about is coming. The OnePlus 5, the successor to the OnePlus 3T, amid the i Phones and Samsungs you never even heard about this beast, will launch this summer.
This superstition is the same reason why many buildings in Asia skip the fourth floor. For example, if you hop into an elevator in China you probably won’t find a fourth floor button.
Not much is known about the OnePlus 5 but rumor reports and leaks suggest the phone will come with a 5.5-inch QuadHD resolution screen (finally stepping up from 1080p), Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a larger 3,600 mAh battery.
It’s also probably safe to say the phone will run a very stock-like Android 7 Nougat augmented with OnePlus’s own customizable features.
If OnePlus sticks to its guns, the OnePlus 5 should be another premium phone with high-end features, but at a price that’s much more affordable than big name devices like the Galaxy S8 and iPhone.
The big question is, will it cost more than the existing 3T’s $440 price? Low pricing is the main reason why OnePlus has a cult-like following. Stretching above $500 might be where fans draw the line and say no.