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OnePlus Releases OnePlus 5 Teaser, Analyst Hints at 8GB RAM

by Habeeb Onawole 21

OnePlus today released a teaser image for the OnePlus 5. Posted on Weibo, the image has the word “Hello 5” written on it and is accompanied by the text “Hey Summer! Give me five!”. Both confirm the name and release date respectively.

Summer is expected to begin on Wednesday, June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, and end in September. Last year, the OnePlus 3 launched in June, so we expect the OnePlus 5 will follow the same calendar.


OnePlus 5 teaser

The device is expected to feature dual rear cameras but we have also seen sketches showing that the front will also sport dual cameras. While dual front and rear cameras are no longer new features for a phone, it is the RAM we are most concerned about. The rumor flying around says that the OnePlus 5 will have 8GB of RAM and it seems we just might have our first confirmation.

Analyst, Pan Jiutang’s response to the teaser image hints at the OnePlus 5 having 8GB RAM. A rough translation of his response says “last year LeEco was supposed to launch the world’s first 8GB RAM phone (but they didn’t), the time seems to be now”. Since he’s directly replying to the OnePlus 5 post, we believe he’s dropping a hint and not just speculating.

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The LeEco phone rumored to launch with 8GB of RAM was the Le Pro 3. It was later released with 6GB of RAM.

The ASUS Zenfone AR is actually the first smartphone in the world to have 8GB of RAM, however it was only announced back at CES 2017. The release date is scheduled for Q2 2017. If the OnePlus 5 hits market shelves before it, then technically it will be the first 8GB RAM phone you can buy.

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  • MaxPower

    Time to start saving some bucks

    • Francis

      Hi MaxPower, hope you are well. I need your advice regarding a phone acquisition. Banggood is right now selling the MI5S in Grey color at 238€. It is an excellent price for a flagship phone released 6 months ago. The fingerprint scanner is not perfect on the MI5S (not a big deal for me) and also the volume buttons generates some noise when using them (by using a protective case I will resolve that issue too).

      I was planning to get the Redmi Note 4 Global Edition which has Band 20 equipped with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage sold around 165€ but can’t decide which phone to get. The Redmi Note 4 is bigger and has apparently a fragile screen, some users have already broken their screens with a small fall.

      MI5S has a 5.15″ screen, Redmi Note 4 has a 5.5″. The later one will have of course a better battery life. The MI5S has a more powerful CPU and I will be able to use it with one hand.

      Your help is welcome!
      Peace MaxPower!

      • MaxPower

        I bought a MI5S plus for my wife 2 weeks ago and she loves it, the only concern is the battery life which isn’t great. This is a documented issue which should be fixed with the Nougat release.
        The same day I bought the MI5S plus Balcobomber bought a Note 4.
        I’m gonna email him so he can join the conversation

        • Francis

          Hi MaxPower, thanks a lot for taking some time to reply me. It looks like Banggood do not have the MI5S in stock, they might get it on May 22 but it is not sure and the date could be delayed. I replied to Balco’s message above, I am tired to question myself regarding a new phone acquisition. Even if I am not a fan of 5.5″ phones (my preference is 5.2″), I will get the Redmi Note 4, I think that with the time I will get used to it and will keep an eye on the market for another phone (like Oneplus 3T when its price will decline). God bess you! Thanks once again for your help.

          • MaxPower

            Anytime, we are a community.
            At the beginning I thought the a phone should’nt be bigger than 5″, then I saw my wife with a 5,5″ and I thought ” hey… That’s not bad at all!” So I got a 5,5″ too.

            Now she got a 5,7″ and that great!

            Don’t worry about the size, you b will get used fastly and you won’t come back.

      • balcobomber25

        I still recommend the Note 4, but I haven’t used the Mi5s so I can’t say. So far after about 2 weeks with the Note 4 here is my thoughts on it:


        Battery Life – amazing. I can easily get 2 days out of it with regular usage. Their is no quick charge but with a battery this big you don’t really ever miss it.

        Processor – The SD625 might be my new favorite chip. It’s powerful enough to handle anything I throw at it, but it’s also incredibly efficient.

        Modem – I haven’t had a dropped connection yet, even in subway tunnels (something that was always a problem with my LeEco and Honor 8).

        Display – As with most Xiaomi phones it has very good sunlight readability. Colors are good, not too overblown and not too washed out.

        Built Quality – This thing is built like a tank. I have already dropped it 3 times from a height of about 1 meter and there is nary a scratch on it. It is a very slippery phone so I recommend a case!

        FM Tuner – This is something small that I wish more phones would include.


        Audio – audio from the headphones is good, but the speaker is average at best. It is plenty loud but not the clearest.

        LTE – It only supports Band 4 for Tmobile in the US (also has all the 3G bands). This really isn’t a huge problem for me as I live in a city, but if you live outside a major city it could be a problem.

        Mixed –

        Camera. For a $150 phone it has a very acceptable camera. In plenty of light, images are excellent. But night shots and those in shade are a mixed bag.

        • Francis

          Thank you very much for your sincere feedback. Frankly, I am tired to question myself a lot in order to make my decision regarding a new phone acquisition. I am sorry to question you and MaxPower. I really appreciate your help, you are a really nice person. God bless you Balco! I think that I will get the Redmi Note 4, I am living in a big city (Paris).

          • MaxPower

            Next month I’ll be in Paris for vacation!

          • Francis

            Hehehe, that’s great! If it is the first time, you will definitely fall in love with the city. Montmartre is a wonderful place with the well known “le sacré coeur”. You will enjoy Paris a lot which is an amazing city with high quality restaurants (in Montmartre too). We have great food and top quality wine. Only downside, most of people who work in restaurants, bars do not speak fluently english. Maybe with the time things might have improved.

          • MaxPower

            I’ve been there few times already. It’s the first time for my wife and son.
            Paris is my favorite City and I love French food (I can’t wait to fill my belly with huitres).
            When I think about Le Sacre Coeur I still get goosebumps for the nun’s choir they have there.

            Je parle un peu francais.

          • Francis

            Vous avez raison, les huitres sont bénéfiques pour la santé! N’oubliez pas le fromage français. 😀

          • MaxPower

            You can get LTE through band 7 on Orange FR or band 3 if you use Bouygues

          • Francis

            In fact I am using Bouygues which a great provider. Bouygues also the Band 20 800Mhz which is a useful frequency if you live far from big cities. For example, I do have 50GB of internet access in my contract with Bouygues every month but can’t access internet with my basic Nokia phone. I lost my smartphone (an old Samsung Galaxy S4) a few weeks ago and I still have to replace it.

        • MaxPower

          What you mean there’s no quick charge? Isnt supposed to have Q’comm QC 2.0 with their 2A charger?

          • Francis

            It seems that the quick charge hasn’t been implemented for the Redmi Note 4 SD variant because Xiaomi preferred to save some money.

          • MaxPower

            That’s odd

          • balcobomber25

            It has 5v/2A quick charge, which I guess technically is QC. But compared to most new smartphones it is slow charging. Probably takes about 2 hours to charge from 0-100.

          • MaxPower

            2 hours to fill a 4000 mAh means that the flow is exactly 2Ah.

          • balcobomber25

            Yea it’s not bad, but not as fast as many new phones. But it’s really not an issue given how long the battery lasts.

  • julian noordennen

    But the Asus Zenfone AR already exists with 8GB RAM.

    • That’s correct. Thank you. However, the ASUS Zenfone AR was only announced. Release date is said to be Q2 2017.