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Rumors suggest that OnePlus 5 may have dual-edge display & powerful rear camera

Now that we are done with most of the huge smartphone announcements from MWC 2017, it is time to focus on some of the others happening around in the world of mobile technology. While we were busy with the MWC 2017 announcements, a couple of interesting rumors have come out which suggests a major upgrade to the upcoming flagship from OnePlus. According to the new reports which we have, OnePlus 5 (not sure what happened to four) is going to be significantly different from the what we saw with the previous offerings from OnePlus.

The next smartphone from OnePlus dubbed as “OnePlus 5” is expected to sport some significant cosmetic changes. Rumors suggest that the OnePlus Five will have a dual-edge display. Due to this, we might be seeing something very similar to what we have on the Galaxy S7 Edge, and mostly the upcoming flagship from OnePlus will look more or less similar to the s7 Edge. But there is no doubt that the OnePlus Five will be power packed just like every other OnePlus smartphone we got till now. But there are certain things to look out for.

What one of the first things which we need see is if the company will put in the Snapdragon 835 inside or go with the same old Snapdragon 821. LG had to sacrifice on the 835 since Samsung is not letting anyone use it unless they have enough to power their smartphones. Hence, the only option that OnePlus has here is to either wait for them to become available or simply skip it and go for the 821 instead. But if the company is deciding to wait (which they should), we won’t be seeing the smartphone for quite some time from now.

Other rumors point to a ceramic body which is something we have seen the Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone. As far as the camera is concerned, it is expected that we will see a 23MP shooter at the back and a 16MP shooter on the front for the selfies. This is the first time that we are going to see such a high megapixel count on a camera from OnePlus & we expect it to be great. A 4,000 mAh battery is said to power the smartphone, and of course, we expect the same Dash Charge technology for charging. RAM is expected to be on the higher side since we already have 6GB and we won’t be surprised if we see 8GB or maybe the same 6GB.

Overall, if this is what the OnePlus 5 is going to be like, then we think it will be a promising smartphone. However, we are talking about a premium quality smartphone here, and hence the price is also expected to go up. This is something that we have been seeing from OnePlus. They started with 20,000 INR for a smartphone, and now it is close to 30,000 INR. But you never know, it maybe well under 30,000 INR again as well. But it is safe to start saving some bills for the OnePlus Five if it is going to be this huge. With that said, let us know what do you think about this and would you be interested in purchasing one if it retails for a higher price.

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Display 5.5" IPS LCD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (Quad core processor)
OS Android RAM 6 GB
Camera Rear - 16 MP
Front - 8 MP
Memory Internal - 128 GB
External - Expandable up to 128GB (microSD)
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By Karthik Iyer on Tuesday 28th of Feb 2017


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