Ceramic OnePlus 5 tipped coming in 2017, OnePlus 4 may be skipped (bad luck)

Ceramic OnePlus 5 tipped coming in 2017, OnePlus 4 may be skipped (bad luck)
OnePlus just outed its 3T upgrade to the 3 flagship that it shipped only a few months ago, but there allegedly are already plans in the oven for a... wait for it... a OnePlus 5 successor in 2017. The reason for the big jump is not that the company will release two models a few months apart, like it did this year, but rather that it will skip the OnePlus 4 moniker altogether, as 4 is apparently considered unlucky number in China (how many of those are there in the mainland?)

Apart from the numbers game, the OnePlus 5 is tipped to come with ceramic housing, made by the same folks that did the shell for the Xiaomi Mi Mix. OnePlus isn't a stranger to ceramic as a premium chassis material, as it released the OnePlus X last year in a limited edition version with zirconia ceramic finish, so there you have it. 

Moreover, OnePlus is under the umbrella of BBK Electronics, which also owns Oppo and Vivo, the two Chinese up-and-comers, and Vivo released a V5 right after a V3 model, skipping the number 4, too, so the OnePlus 5 speculation for 2017 may have some legs after all. As for the rest of the OnePlus 5 specs, it is rumored to come in Q2 with a 5.5" Quad HD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 chipset, and 6 GB of RAM - all par for the course for next year's high-end roster.

source: PhoneRadar

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

After OnePlus announced that the X will only be getting Marshmallow and that's it....I'll never buy a phone from them. One major software update, and a year late at that, is just pathetic.

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

The SoC is not supported by Nougat, What do you want them to do?

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Who told you it's not supported? Even nexus 7 got nougat update through cm

15. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It's unofficial nougat and will never get official nougat. Qualcomm itself said Snapdragon 800 and 801 won't get drivers for nougat update. Oneplus is an OEM and it has to release stable firmware, unlike s**tty CM which can have a thousand bugs but no one in dev team cares.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Thank you. I am a firm supporter of root access for use with apps like titanium backup, Greenify, and 3C toolbox (under clocking, scheduling, etc), but OEM firmware is super stable. I was done with my z3c as the custom ROM that was supposed to be one of the most popular "stable" ROMs could even send cellular data with certain apps most of the time, wouldn't even work with any texting app other than Textra, and had a number of hidden bugs that never got fixes. The firmware on my OnePlus 3T feels very light but also like a custom ROM, all without any of the instabilities. And no way I'm going to ruin this camera with a custom ROM.

3. MrAnonymous

Posts: 95; Member since: May 25, 2014

Last time someone skipped a number a resulted in recalls.. :p

4. DronGupta

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 09, 2015


8. GalaxyUser

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

aka Note 5 to Note 7 ;) But still... Getting the Note 8 regardless :)

14. LilJokr unregistered

I was going to comment the same thing. Lol.

16. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That's true, even M$ failed hard skipping to W10 ended up with something worse than W8...

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Why do people in the modern era still believe in superstition?

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Doubt they'll skip the 4. It didn't stop Xiaomi from naming the Mi4.

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Working in China for years I can tell, If 4 is bad luck, 5 is even worse for Mandarin speakers. Because 5 means none, empty, nobody

9. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Or just based on the sound, 555= crying. lol

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

4 sounds like death on their language.. even non-chinese company also avoid number 4, like nokia that didn't use number 4 for years, or microsoft that skipped number 4 (after win 3.x they change their version numbering format to win95, but back again with lucky number win7. they also skip number 4 on windows mobile... WM 2003SE and jump to WM 5.0)

22. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

4 is bad, only for real estates and skyscrapers. Other than that 4 is just 4. If they want to be superstitious, 5 is the real bad luck especially when it's a gift. You can see iPhone 5 is a flop as well as galaxy s5. Xiaomi mi5 unable to live up the hype it delivers a bad gift.

10. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Xiaomi had no problem with the number 4 - Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4. Meizu has the MX4. Huawei had an Honor 4 Play. Maybe folks at OnePlus are just superstitious.

11. buymobile.com.bd

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2016

Good rumor. but still i am enthusiastic about Oneplus 3T and 4. To know more about latest oneplus 3 and 3T visit us.

12. stevegates

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

and then Boom

17. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yet they outed a phone with the name 1+3 smh

19. iSpammer

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

BBOS 10 after BBOS7

21. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Please just add Waterproofing, Stereo speakers, SD card slot, and wireless charging!

23. PacoXXI

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2016

People's waiting for more information about OnePlus 5 from phonearena, then go ahead on satisfying them, please.

24. PacoXXI

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2016

People's waiting for more information about OnePlus 5 from phonearena, then go ahead on satisfying them, please.

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