May 5th, 2017

We’ve been seeing and hearing more information leaked regarding OnePlus’ latest endeavor, the OnePlus 5. Today, the company confirmed to The Verge that the OnePlus 5 would be hitting the market this Summer, but stopped short of giving any specifics.

When asked about what happened to the OnePlus 4, the company responded by pointing to the Chinese tradition of the number four being considered unlucky. Considering that OnePlus is based out of China, this isn’t all that surprising and is something that we’ve detailed in the past.

Robert Horry – Retired NBA Star

It also would seem that OnePlus has a few basketball fans in the house as former NBA star Robert Horry’s number (No. 5), played a factor. In fact, according to the report from The Verge, there are 2 different paintings of Robert Horry hanging in the OnePlus office in Shenzhen.

As expected, OnePlus didn’t share any specific details regarding its 2017 flagship, but we’ve seen various rumors crop up over the last few months. These rumors suggest the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-camera setup, the Snapdragon 835 SoC, and a Quad HD display.

Anticipation for the device is beginning to ramp up, especially after OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, took to his Weibo page to stoke the fire. OnePlus has gained a reputation for being one of the most highly regarded devices on the market, and we’re hoping the company follows its trend with the OnePlus 5.

The buck doesn’t stop there though, as a new screenshot has been leaked showing off the supposed “About” page for the OnePlus 5. The page doesn’t reveal anything earth-shattering other than the fact that the device is running with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The OnePlus 3 was one of the first device’s launched with 6GB of RAM, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see the OnePlus 5 launched with 8GB of RAM. The page also confirms that this is the Chinese variant of the OP5 as it is running HydrogenOS based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

It’s interesting that all the status bar icons were blanked out, so maybe the company is looking to change things up on the software side. Regardless, the more I hear about the OnePlus 5, the more excited I get, so Summer can’t get here fast enough.

[TechnoBuffaloThe Verge]

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