Thanks to Pete Lau, OnePlus' CEO, OnePlus 5 may actually be coming sooner than expected. He posted a picture on his Weibo account which may well suggest a new phone being built. Of course, industry experts are fast to assume that it may depict the process of creating the upcoming flagship device.
The picture did not mention any phone name, however, if one has to base it on common sense, it may be the upcoming OnePlus 5 flagship device. This serves as a follow-up to OnePlus 3T released back in 2016. To make it even more interesting, it is still unsure if the next flagship will go with either OnePlus 4 or OnePlus 5. The number 4 is considered unlucky for the Chinese, so it is highly likely to skip 4, but that still has yet to be confirmed.
The official teaser also doesn't suggest anything relating to the upcoming flagship's specs and features. However, some recent phone rendering reveals the device having dual rear camera setup, which automatically elevates its level as a tough competitor to other high-end phones.
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It is also unclear if OnePlus will follow the lead of Samsung for having its fingerprint scanner on the back. The leaked photo renders don't show any of it. Some assume that it will be embedded on the screen.
Some rumors also suggest the OnePlus 5 may come having 5.3-inch QHD screen and will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset. It is expected to have 6GB or 8GB of RAM. With all these said, this upcoming flagship may live up to the company's "Never Settle" slogan.
It is also not surprising for the company to have more teasers released soon. This is a smart and effective marketing strategy which stirs the interest of eager fans more and more. It is necessary to sustain the curiosity of expecting buyers until its official release.
The OnePlus 5 is sure to offer tough competition to all other high-end devices. Any news and latest development on this upcoming flagship will immediately be reported, so better stay tuned.