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OnePlus May Skip OnePlus 4 and Launch OnePlus 5 (with a Ceramic Back) Next

by Habeeb Onawole 4

The OnePlus 3T is still in the news. It just launched in India and will go on sale next week. But with it out of the way, OnePlus should be focusing on the next device already, and it seems they are as a leak says the company is already working on the OnePlus 5. That wasn’t a mistake.

It appears the company will not be making a OnePlus 4 since the number 4 is considered an unlucky number in China. So instead, its going to pretend the number doesn’t exist and move right to the next one.

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The trend is not unusual though as Oneplus’ sister company, Vivo, released the Vivo V5 after the Vivo V3. Let’s just hope number 4 doesn’t go visit number 6 and ask how it jinxed the Galaxy Note 7.

The OnePlus 5 will also be sporting a not-so-new material. Ceramic. If you recollect, OnePlus released a limited edition ceramic version of the OnePlus X. We don’t know if it the OnePlus 5 ceramic version will be a limited edition though, but what the source says is that it will be manufactured by the same company making the ceramic body of the Xiaomi Mi MIX.

The OnePlus 5 is expected to retain the 5.5-inch display size but bump up the resolution to Quad HD, have 6GB of RAM, and sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.


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  • Rob

    I like the way that all these types of articles usually have in them at some point that the company is already working on their next device. Well of course they are, you don’t need to be Einstein to work that one out. I don’t think they give the team 6 months holidays and then ask them back a few weeks before release if they have any ideas for their next phone as ‘we have to release it in a fortnight’! Rant over, just getting it out there as it REALLY annoys the hell out of me every time you say it.

  • Reggie

    One plus if you want to continue killing flagships.. Please please.. Don’t go ceramic you have to stay with metal body, the same from one plus 3 and 3t… You only have to go EDGE use the last SoC, and try to use the 6 gb ram, if you want to go 2k, go for it because the ad 830 plus 6gb ram can without problem handle it

    Maybe other idea is make other colors.

  • Wolvie

    I don’t see anything really useful by using ceramic except to make the external look more exclusive & beautiful and to inflate the prices higher (heck no, as many people including me will use a casing to protect their smartphone) .

    Why don’t improve in new generation of battery (that can last for 2 weeks for example) or 100% totally water resistant that we can use for scuba diving. Or improve camera quality at very low light, etc, etc.

    Like that is more obvious useful for daily usage than changing the back casing to expensive and hard to make material.

    • NextHype

      They’re probably working on something more exciting than ceramic back cover for their next flagship. But when you’re lacking informations, you write about what is at your disposal ^^

      I may be wrong but it seems to me OnePlus doesn’t really have any R&D team and just pick up Oppo’s leftovers.