Everything we know about the OnePlus 5.
Update June 7, 2017: This post has been updated with the latest rumors of what to expect with the OnePlus 5, including new renders of the device.
OnePlus has had a pretty good year, what with the success of its OnePlus 3 and 3T phones and some massive overhauls internally that, against all odds, led to improvements to its Oxygen OS software, with more frequent updates.
Now we’re seeing the first signs that a sequel is in the company’s future and that OnePlus is skipping the “4” name altogether and readying flagship successor, the OnePlus 5. Here’s everything we know so far.
What will it be called?
After previously confirming the OnePlus 5 name to Android Central, OnePlus has since started to use the moniker on its website and in promotional materials. This one’s official.
Why would OnePlus skip the OnePlus 4 name? One thought is because in Chinese culture, the number four is considered bad luck when attached to a product. And besides, the OnePlus 3T is sort of a fourth OnePlus phone, so there’s that angle, too.
When will it be available?
The OnePlus 5 will be unveiled on June 20, as OnePlus announced an online launch event for that day at 12:00 p.m. ET. This is just a week later than the OnePlus 3 launched last year.
OnePlus has planned nearly a dozen pop-up events on both June 20 and 21 to let fans get an early look at the phone and even buy one on site. We don’t yet know if online sales will open on launch day, but considering the company’s previous launches it would make sense to at least take pre-orders right after launch.
What are the specs?
The specs of the OnePlus 5 aren’t clear just yet, but there are a few elements we know and a