The OnePlus 5—the follow-up to OnePlus 3T, a smartphone beast housed in unassuming but beautiful hardware—is expected to hit the market soon. The rumored specs are, to say the least, exciting: rumors point to a 5.5-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 3,000 mAh battery, a whopping 23-megapixel camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. There are also talks of having a ceramic body, which will make for a unique look. Hopefully.
These are, of course, unfounded specs, but here are five features we hope to see in OnePlus’ newest flagship.
Dual Camera System
Dual camera systems are slowly becoming a staple among flagship smartphones. I’m excited to see what OnePlus will do.
Since the technology has more or less kept up, having edge-to-edge displays, I think, is now a must. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was able to squeeze in a 5.5″ display in a 5.2″ form-factor. Doubled with a terrific QHD display, this could be a hit for OnePlus.
Better RAM Management
One of the few issues that people had during the release of OnePlus 3 was how the 6GB RAM allocation was, to say the least, a bit sketchy. OnePlus of course stepped in and took care of the issue, but with rumors pointing to an 8GB RAM, I hope OnePlus will be able to make use of every last byte.
Better Battery Life
The premise of OnePlus 5 is no doubt ambitious, but with the rumored 3,000 mAh battery, I’m naturally curious as to how OnePlus will optimize this so as to give its users a better experience. Of course, there’s Dash Charge, OnePlus’ proprietary fast-charging solution, but I hope they go the extra mile and give users a better solution to such a meager battery size.
Finally, that rumored 23-megapixel shooter will be useless if we didn’t have anywhere to store the photos it will take, right? I’m pretty hopeful about this specific feature. OnePlus 3 proved that a phone priced way below the flagship threshold can definitely compete with the Galaxy S8’s and the iPhone 7’s of the market.