The OnePlus 5 could be the phone that destroys Samsung’s Galaxy S8
Hold on to your butts because the mother of all leaks for the OnePlus 5, one of the most anticipated phones of the year, has hit the interwebs.
If these are indeed the specs for the OnePlus 5, which we’ve confirmed arrives this summer, then Samsung and every other Android phone maker might be in trouble.
The leak from Slashleaks lays out all of the OnePlus 5’s specs, most of which corroborate the few rumors we’ve heard before.
According to the leak, the OnePlus 5’s dimensions will be virtually identical to the OnePlus 3T’s, with it being just 0.1 inches thinner. The phone will stick to a 5.5-inch screen, but the resolution will get upgraded from 1080p to Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 resolution).
The phone will reportedly run Android 7.1 Nougat, most likely with the company’s own lightweight and customizable “Oxygen OS” skin on top.
Underneath the hood will most likely be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a colossal 4,000 mAh battery — which dwarfs both the iPhone 7 Plus’ 2,900 mAh battery and the Galaxy S8+’s 3,500 mAh battery. It’ll reportedly come with dual nano SIM card slots and a microSD card for storage expansion up to 128GB.
For cameras, the OnePlus 5’s said to have a 23-megapixel shooter on the back and a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The leak mentions nothing about dual cameras on the back — a feature that India Today claimed last month will definitely be present.
The leak notes the phone will have a 3.5mm headphone jack (yay!) and a mono speaker (boo!). Unfortunately, it looks like OnePlus might pass on waterproofing the phone again.
These unconfirmed specs blow past all of this year’s flagship Android phones, including the Galaxy S8, LG G6 and last year’s Google Pixel, but the more important thing will be the OnePlus 5’s price. Without a fancy curved screen, wireless charging, or water-resistance, OnePlus will need to attract attention with a price that’s considerably less than what the premium competition sells for.