In the past few years, we’ve seen Chinese Smartphone manufacturers has taken a larger percentage of world smartphone market and they are doing it seriously. Brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Huawei and more has got a considerate number of devices being used by the users globally. And most importantly, they provide very good quality products at a very reasonable price. One such good name is OnePlus which was a startup firm a few years back and then they astonished the world with their Flagship Killers and today in this blog we will discuss their upcoming Smartphone.
So, what’s next?
After the OnePlus 3 and the 3T (which is an upgraded version of OnePlus 3 with the better processor, camera, and battery), the next iteration which we all can expect is the OnePlus 4. OnePlus 3 raised the standards and we all are expecting the next iteration to be something big, amazing and even more with some fabulous design factors and stacks of power maybe.
What rumors say . . . .
The gossip on OnePlus 4 has already started since the company released its device somewhere in between Summer and Autumn. We’ve seen a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED Display in OnePlus 3 followed by the 3T but since the market standards have gone high and other competitors are focusing more on 2K or 4K display, we might see a drop in the screen size this time, which could be around 5.2-5.3 inches 2K AMOLED Display.
We’ve seen a premium metallic design in OnePlus 3 and 3T but if rumors come out to be true, we can see the Next iteration to be built of some other premium material apart from aluminum, say it could be glass or might be even Ceramic like Xiaomi Mi 5 had a ceramic version but we don’t want a brittle device so it’s better if OnePlus takes care of that too.
While many devices are going jack-less but as per OnePlus is concerned, they might not take that step soon in their release. As per a poll by Carl Pei, founder of OnePlus, in which he has asked for a jack-less device where about 90% of the polls got in favor of 3.5mm jack which hints that the owner won’t implement such design in the upcoming Flagship device.
Will it be a Snapdragon 830 or 835?
Now coming to the specifications, OnePlus has always used the latest Snapdragon SoC in the market and has never disappointed its users in terms of specifications, this time we expect OnePlus to feature a Snapdragon 835 which is a deca-core chip with 6GB of RAM. It also impressed us all with their RAM Management in OnePlus 3 which also had 6GB of RAM and we consider it to be enough for a smartphone.
OnePlus devices are now considered to be a standard along with iPhones to gauge at camera performance of a smartphone and with such awesome camera elements, we might get to see a 2-lens setup in OnePlus 4 like iPhone and many others. The 2-lens setup is getting very common these days and we think OnePlus is aware of it. As of now, the rumors say that OnePlus will have 21-megapixel lens setup at back followed by 16-megapixel in the front.
Dash Charging and Battery Management
OnePlus 3 was the first device in history to get the Dash Charging feature and that worked like wonder. The 3.6A charger could charge the entire battery of 3000mAh in 80 minutes. With the newer iteration, we might see an evolved version of Dash Charging with a better battery which can also sum up in the same time like previous or even better.
Finally, the Nomenclature
We are not sure whether OnePlus will keep the chronological order like it has followed previously or will jump to a higher number since has a release a device after OnePlus 3. We can either get a OnePlus 4 or a 5 but there is no news regarding the later one.
Summing it up
We’ve seen great smartphones from OnePlus and we hope, we’ll continue doing that. The new Flagship Killer should come by 2017 first half. The latest smartphone from OnePlus will follow a new design material apart from aluminum and is supposed to run on the latest Snapdragon SoC. And last but not the least, we want this flagship to be a water-resistant device since this is the new trend in devices. For more updates, keep reading Cashify blogs.