A hint is all we need to figure out a lot.
The model number of an upcoming mobile from OnePlus has been spotted in Radio Regulation Authority of China’s database. The model number is A5000.
OnePlus 3 and 3T was named A3000 and A3010 respectively. Likewise, OnePlus 5 is named A5000.
There was hush-hush in the air that OnePlus would skip naming the upcoming phone as OnePlus 4, but there was no news which could confirm it. But this leak is enough to confirm OnePlus 4 is struck off the charts.
4 is considered as an unlucky number in China. OnePlus being a company from China has decided to go by its belief. The fear of number 4 is called tetraphobia i.e. the fear which the company is suffering from.
As of now, the only known feature of OnePlus 5 is the model number. Besides, nothing else is known. If we go by the previous rumors, then a couple of things are known. It is expected to sport 5.5inch QHD AMOLED touchscreen and run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 under the hood.
There is still a confusion about the RAM used in the device. Initially, it was rumored to sport 6 GB RAM, but there have been recent leaks which point to 8 GB RAM as well. It will run on Android Nougat out of the box and run on 4,000 mAh battery with Dash Charge.
On the camera front, the phone is expected to sport 21 – 23 MP rear camera with Flash and 16 MP front camera.
There is no news about the official launch of the device. I’m expecting to see the device somewhere in Q3.
As far as the pricing is considered, seeing the steady increase in the price from the first phone. This phone is expected to be priced Rs. 30,000 (minimum).
What am I expecting from OnePlus 5?
Bluetooth 5 – Bluetooth v5.0 is not a new tech. It was already announced last year in December. Unfortunately only Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the only devices that would have this technology.
IoT (Internet of Things) – Bluetooth 5 supports IoT. IoT is a new and upcoming area. It is the future and I want to see OP5 playing an important part in building it.
RAM – 6 GB RAM is more than sufficient for carrying out day chores as well as play some high-end mobile games. Rather than increasing the RAM, they should use their resources in other features.
Camera – There is no point increasing the megapixel of the rear camera. S7 has 12 MP camera whereas OP3 has 16 MP camera. Keeping that in mind, S7 still gives a touch competition to OP3 in some areas. It would be wonderful to see OP5 stand out from S8 even though it would be comparatively cheap.
Software – None of the OnePlus phones have had software issues, but OP3T did. I really hope history isn’t repeated in the upcoming flagship as well.
OS – Android O is expected to come around September. Since OP does not give timely updates of OS, it would be nice to have Android O run out of the box.
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