Word on the street is that the successor to OnePlus 3T will hop over the “4” and move straight to OnePlus 5. Note that the 3T has been around for only a few months after making a much-anticipated debut in November 2016. However, with smartphone development becoming increasingly fast-paced, rumors surrounding the next OnePlus flagship has already started doing circles in the tech headlines.
Why there won’t be a OnePlus 4?
Note that the reports claiming OnePlus’s decision to skip the moniker OnePlus 4 are still speculative and we are unable to independently verify their authenticity as of yet. However, as pointed out by the folks over at AndroidPit, the decision may have something to do with the ancient Chinese traditions that associate the number ‘4’ with death and misfortune.
OnePlus being a Chinese company, we shouldn’t be really surprised if it decides to cling to that tradition and drop “4” from the lineup.
OnePlus 5 specs: What we know so far
As for the specs, rumors suggest that the OnePlus 5 could sport a dual-curved edge display and it will likely be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or 830 processor.
The handset will probably come with 256 GB of internal storage and either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM (OnePlus 3T already boasts 6 GB of RAM). Of course, it is also possible that the company will roll out different variants of the device with multiple RAM and ROM options to choose from. If that’s so, having a lower cost 6GB variant could be commercially successful in the long run.
Speculations are also rife that the next-generation OnePlus 5 will feature a 16MP front-facing camera, as well as a 23MP primary camera. In terms of battery life, the handset is expected to carry a decent 4,000 mAh battery with fast-charging technology.