Earlier this month, OnePlus announced that its forthcoming OnePlus 5 flagship is indeed real, and that it would be landing this summer. As useful as that information might have been, though, it was the only morsel that we got out of the company. Everything else has been left up to rumor. However, today, we get our best look at the phone to date.
Etailer GeekBuyer has the phone listed for preorder right now, and owing to the authenticity of the listing is the backing-up of some key specs. Listed, for example, is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB of storage, and a very generous 8GB of RAM.
OnePlus 3 (2016)
Those specs are impressive, but they're just the beginning. Also listed here is a 23 megapixel rear dual lens camera, which is a 7 megapixel gain over the OnePlus 3. Whereas the OP3 had an 8 megapixel camera at the front, OP5 looks to bump that to 16 megapixels.
It's not only the camera that sees a megapixel boost; the display has been boosted from 1080p to 1440p, giving us an effective pixels-per-inch (ppi) of 534. So far, this seems like quite the incredible phone for its listed $450 USD price, but it gets even better.
OnePlus 5 - Credit: GeekBuying
Whereas the OP3 had a satisfactory 3,000mAh battery, this OP5 listing shows the upcoming device as having a 4,000mAh battery. The OP3 is already quite good at lasting through an entire day, so a bump of 33% to its life is sure to complement those really busy on-the-go days.
With a bigger battery, it can be assumed that the OP5 will be a pinch thicker than the OP3, but unfortunately, that's the one bit of information that's missing from this etailer's page.
If all of the listed specs are bang-on, the OP5 could become a serious force to be reckoned with. The OP3 itself brought a lot to the table, leaving some to wonder "what's next?" Well, the OP5's specs prove that there is still a lot of room for growth. Let's just hope OnePlus has good reason for its 8GB of memory, because it'd be nice to know it'll be used rather than just take up space as an overkill feature.