There’s been a lot of buzz around the OnePlus 5, with claims of exclusive design leaks and even prototype sketches getting released into the wild. Today, Android Authority has published a photo of another OnePlus 5 Prototype, which looks far more believable that what we have seen in the past. There is an almost rabid obsession with what OnePlus’s next phone will look like, what features it will have and how much it will cost, and while we don’t have all the details yet, what we do have is the photo below courtesy Android Authority.
A closer look at the photo below does instil some belief that it is a real photo given the lighting gradient and the reflection around the camera module do seem real. Android Authority reports that the above photo is not of the final OnePlus 5 commercial unit that will be shipping, but instead of one of the many prototypes that have been in development. This one clearly shows that the company was experimenting with dual cameras, but unfortunately, that is all we know. Since there are no photos of the front of the device, we don’t know if OnePlus will also go the bezel-less route for the display.
Up until now, the OnePlus 5 has been rumoured to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 8GB of RAM, is said to have a QHD screen and 128GB of storage. Some rumours have also suggested that there will be a ceramic version of the phone, that it will come with dual cameras. The most disturbing rumour happens to be that the OnePlus 5 might be priced significantly higher than its predecessors, almost at the $650 mark due to the use of higher quality components. As of writing this story, all the above remain nothing more than a rumour, although it is very unlikely that the OnePlus 5 won’t be running Qualcomm’s latest SoC. All we know for sure is that OnePlus is gearing up to launch their next flagship killer and thanks to the Geekbench listing, we know that it runs on the Snapdragon 835 processor .
We expect that OnePlus would announce their next phone sometime between June and July unless they hit a production snag. In the meantime, take solace in the fact that OnePlus did indeed consider going the dual camera route with their next phone and that it might end up being a part of the final production unit.