Yesterday, it emerged that the successor to OnePlus' 3T would be called OnePlus 5, and it would be coming this summer. Now, a pre-order listing on a Chinese retailer's site has revealed not only an image of it, but also the specs and pricing of the handset.
While it may seem weird that the handset maker is skipping a number, it does make some amount of sense when you consider tetraphobia, a belief that the number four is unlucky - a widespread superstition in east Asian countries, including in OnePlus' home market of China.
The image above showcases the handset in black, features smaller bezels, and a dual-camera setup on the back. The full listed specifications are as follows:
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|SoC||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core, 2.35GHz|
|Yes, TF / microSD|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM, dual standby ("Both SIM slots are compatible with 4G, respectively. When they work at the same time, only one of them can receive LTE service and the other WCDMA")|
23MP dual back camera
|Battery||4000mAh, non-removable, 2-3 days standby time|
|Charging port||USB-C Fast Charing (also for audio output, so no headphone jack)|
GPS/AGPS/GLONSAA/BEIDON/Bluetooth 5.0/ Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8; CDMA BC0
|Additional features||Gyroscopes, Acceleration sensors, Distance sensors, Ambient light sensors, Hall sensors, Electronic compass, Barometer, Gesture Sensing, Smart Wake, Touch ID, NFC|
|Pricing||$621.99 ($449.99 if you pre-order)|
For the time being, the only available colour listed is black, and while the pricing has been revealed, there's no sign of an actual launch date.
What's interesting is that on GearBest, the "global version" of the device shows up for $688, has Bluetooth 4.2, and supports microSD expansion of up to 128GB. The listing also reveals the physical dimensions which are 15.27 x 7.47 x 0.70 cm or 6.01 x 2.94 x 0.28 inches, and 156 g.
What do you think of these specifications and price points? Sound off in the comments below!
Thanks to The_killer in the forums for the tip!