OnePlus 3T
The 16 MP camera on the OnePlus 3T means business. It comes with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Facebook/OnePlus

The OnePlus 5 smartphone is said to compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 8 and the LG G6. A Chinese website has claimed that it knows the specs and features of the OnePlus handset. It is unclear how much the handset will cost and when it will be released.

The OnePlus 5 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch display with 2K resolution, 23MP dual-lens camera with optical zoom and optical image stabilisation, 3,000 mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB RAM. OnePlus 3 shipped with a 6GB RAM in 2016. Therefore, it makes sense for the company to upgrade its flagship to an 8GB RAM. The smartphone is expected to be seven millimetres thick. The leak from China claims that the phone will have an all-screen design with small bezels.

Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset, OnePlus 5 will not have a physical Home button. The fingerprint scanner will be relocated to the phone’s rear. Real-life images of the handset are not available as of now, though a mock-up image has been provided by the Chinese website, reports BGR. The upcoming flagship from OnePlus is a highly-anticipated device, especially after the success of the company’s OnePlus 3 and 3T handsets. As the number “4” is unlucky as per Chinese traditions, the company has decided to use “5” instead.

If the smartphone is released in November, it would mark exactly one year since the release of the OnePlus 3T handset. Experts are unsure as to why the company will be incorporating 8GB worth of RAM when 4GB RAM is considered fair enough in the market today. The company may be venturing into something truly power/memory intensive. Virtual Reality (VR) features are very much possible as such features require 8GB RAM. Rumours suggest the dual-camera setup in the flagship will be vertical and not horizontal, writes Tech Times.

There are certain features fans want to see in the OnePlus 5 handset that will seriously give Samsung Galaxy S8 a run for the money. If OnePlus really comes up with an all-screen stunner by dropping the Home button and moving the fingerprint scanner to the rear of the device, that would be a real smart move. It is doubtful whether OnePlus will be able to develop a device as sleek ad meticulous as the Galaxy S8. However, it can definitely go on the lines of the Xiaomi Mi Mix, another beauty, writes PhonenArena.

One thing’s for sure, the OnePlus 5 smartphone will be way cheaper than the Galaxy S8, which is undoubtedly the hero of smartphones currently in the market. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the upcoming OnePlus flagship.