The OnePlus 5 hasn’t really been a runaway success – eliciting a mixed response from its target audience. It definitely shipped with some flaws – like the Jelly scrolling effect on the display, a somewhat blatant copy of the iPhone 7’s design and of course, the company was discovered tweaking OnePlus 5’s OS to boost performance in benchmarks.
The OnePlus 5T/6
However, the phone fared well on the performance parameter, and despite the drawbacks still was considered as decent budget smartphone. Two months after the release Upcomingphones.net has revealed to us the concept design of the next generation OnePlus device.
OnePlus is expecting to launch a device next year and it is rumoured that this device might be the OnePlus 5T – or the OnePlus 6. The concept design indicates that OnePlus may this time be focusing on providing a bezel-less display – much like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 or the LG V30. There is nearly zero no bezel on the bottom of the phone while a small amount is present on the top which sees a dual-front camera, which according to the report has a 16 MP resolution, a front-flash and a Retina scanner.
Also claimed is the fact that the screen will pack in a 5.5 inch QHD AMOLED display with a fingerprint sensor embedded under it. This is something that Apple apparently planned with its iPhone 8 but soon dropped the idea. The report claims that the phone will also ship with a rear dual-camera featuring a 25 MP resolution. The RAM is going to be 8 GB with 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal storage variants. The battery may be increased to 4,000 mAh and provide support wireless charging as well.
Also perhaps finally OnePlus will be making its phones water and dust proof. The OnePlus logo on the device’s back may include biometric sensors to monitor users’ heart rate, hemoglobin levels and other bio characteristics. The phone may like ship in three colours variants – Jet Black, Pearl White, and Gold. It is important to note that all of this is mere speculation from unconfirmed sources right now, and we’re due for many many months of more leaks and renders before anything can be confirmed with more certainty.
It would seem a mystery how OnePlus may fit all these specifications inside one phone and still manage to sell it at a medium price range. Seeing the upwards trends in mobile pricing alongside introducing specs like this, OnePlus may not be able to work out its formula anymore.
The technology for embedding the fingerprint sensors inside the phone’s display alone is going to cost a lot of money. Also the bezel less display which seems to be the trend in mobile phones these days will require further investment in technology.
The OnePlus 6 or 5T pull all the stops in on the processor as well which is tipped to be atleast the Snapdragon 836. All this combined may put the next generation OnePlus 5 out of the reach of the budget phone it truly represents.
The OnePlus 5 had been criticized for moving away from budget friendliness after unveiling price tags of Rs 37,000 for its 8 GB RAM model.
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