Vleaks have published leaked images of Oneplus’ next flagship phone Oneplus 5. The Chinese tech firm has partnered with the company DxO for the development of the dual cameras. Oneplus has confirmed a released of the new phone this winter and a new referral programme is already available online.
Partnership with DxO
The camera is one of the main selling points for many smartphone vendors nowadays. For example, HTC crafted a clever PR story when its new HTC U11 received an all-time high score of 90 out of 100 in DxO Mark’s benchmark tests. Thus, it might not be a coincidence that Oneplus has partnered with DxO since it’s the company that manages the leading camera benchmark for smartphones. The question begs whether the partnership is an attempt on Oneplus’ part to influence the benchmark score and to ensure that Oneplus 5 receives a high score.
The camera sports a Sony IMX 398 sensor with a resolution of 16 MP. Oppo R9 employs the same camera configuration.
Choice of model number
The predecessor is called Oneplus 3T. What happened to the number 4, which is the next number in the sequence? Oneplus skipped number 4 since it’s an auspicious number in Chinese culture (four phonetically resembles the Mandarin word for “death”).
Oneplus 5 Specs
The phone boasts a 5.5-inch Quad-HD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 px. The latest Snapdragon 835 processor combined with either 6 or 8 GB RAM memory ensures blazing processing speeds.
Consumers interested in purchasing a new Oneplus phone has to decide whether it’s better to wait for the release of the new model or to pick up model 3T at discounted prices.