OnePlus 5 to feature Snapdragon 835, confirms CEO

The touch latency issue which plagued the OnePlus 3 & 3T will be improved on the upcoming flagship OnePlus 5

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Highlights

    • OnePlus 5 will feature the latest Snapdragon 835
    • The device will come with improved touch latency
    • The flagship will be unveiled this summer

OnePlus will take the wraps off its next flagship killer this summer. While rumours are buzzing over the upcoming flagship in abundance, Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO has just disclosed a few specific details on the new smartphone.

Pete took to the OnePlus forums to share about the upcoming OnePlus 5. The co-founder in his post mentioned about the performance on the device and how the company have work with ‘building a great product’ by ‘putting together the best combination of components.’ Pete Lau has confirmed that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s next generation chipset Snapdragon 835. This doesn’t come as a surprise as OnePlus is widely for offering top-of-the-line specifications in their devices. Pete in his post has also used the name ‘OnePlus 5’, which means that the next flagship will skip the moniker ‘OnePlus 4’.

With the OnePlus 5, our commitment to this philosophy continues. We’re proud to announce the OnePlus 5 will feature the Snapdragon™ 835 processor, which sets the foundation for smooth, powerful, and efficient performance. With graphically-demanding apps, for example, you’ll notice how fast they load and how well they run,” Pete wrote in his post.

Apart from the hardware, the company is also focusing on the software of the device to deliver enhanced performance. While reports have cited about the touch latency on the previous flagship OnePlus 3, OnePlus with the focus to improve touch latency has employed a special high-end camera to track screen movements and measure input speeds. Interestingly, OxygenOS on the new OnePlus 5 will also have some improvements to provide the ‘overall feeling of smoothness’. For this OnePlus engineers have added a feature to OxygenOS that will likely let it manage the way apps performs. Pete in his post says that the apps which are most frequently used are ‘ready to go’ when users turn on their device, while the least used apps are ‘de-prioritized’ to keep them from affecting device performance.

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Since OnePlus has already teased its next flagship unveiling which will happen this summer, needless to say more teasers for the OnePlus 5 are expected to follow the suit before its official launch.