Latest rumored OnePlus 5 specs include 8GB of RAM

Latest rumored OnePlus 5 specs include 8GB of RAM
Because the number 4 in Chinese is considered bad luck (it looks like the Chinese word for death), OnePlus is expected to go from the OnePlus 3T to the OnePlus 5. According to a report out of China, the OnePlus 5 is going to continue the manufacturer's use of high end specs. Just like the OnePlus 3 was one of the first handsets to sport 6GB of RAM, the newest speculation has the OnePlus 5 employing 8GB of Random Access Memory. To put that in perspective, that is twice the amount found in today's flagship models.

The Snapdragon 835 chipset will power the new unit, which means that it will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. The display will have reduced bezels in line with most of 2017's high-end handsets, and OnePlus is expected to finally make the jump to a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen. It would be the first OnePlus phone not to be equipped with a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) panel. The report says to expect a dual-camera setup on the next OnePlus handset, which could arrive in the second half of the year. The price will be a tad under $500.

After the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, the company's reputation is such that even hearing a rumor that includes 8GB of RAM doesn't seem so far fetched. Still, we would suggest taking this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

source: (translated) via TechTimes

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



47. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Oneplus should rather improve on its terrible battery life. Noone needs 8GB, 4GB and 6GB are still more than enough, but battery life is pretty important tho.

40. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Whatever, so long as it's still great value I don't really care.

37. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Oneplus was THE flagship killer. It offered flagships for 299$. Now, OnePlus 5 is rumored to cost a bit lower than 500$. They are not the flagship killers anymore. Rather, they have a killer flagship.

43. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Flagship prices continue to increase so they remain good value, rather than competing at the same price. The higher OnePlus go with the price the less forgiving consumers will be when it comes to any compromises.

36. p51d007

Posts: 706; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Faster and faster processors, tighter display graphics, more megapixels on the camera. ALL NOT NECESSARY! Unless you are into cutting edge 3D games/VR...anything over an 801 chip is overkill. Snapchat, texting, instagram, twitter, facebook, web, streaming. That, is the bulk of what people do with their phones. If they were trying to solve for Pi, quantum physics or something, that would benefit from the horsepower, but, they aren't. Consumers are penny wise, and pound foolish! Can't blame the manufacturers...they continue to build it and increase the price, laughing all the way to the bank!

42. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Are you lost?

32. Woodward52

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

1440p would be very nice, but only if it's also amoLED. I'd rather have a 1080p amoLED than a 1440p LCD display!

31. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Finally QHD, hopefully the battery is good enough to last for 1 day of heavy use.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Well, if it'll be QHD I think I'll be skipping it. I'll give Nokia phones or Xiaomi a good look from now on.

27. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Yay, because more is better! Reminds me of these old cheapo graphics cards that had insane amount of memory but had no use of it.

25. DearSX

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

Most consumers avoid RWD (like Ferarri), big engine cars (even Toyota V6) and sporty feeling cars (like older BMWs) because the price is too high and they don't want things to feel too exciting.

23. monoke

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

If they're still gonna offer it at bargain prices, why the hell not. Not gonna make a damn difference on mobile platform but at least they can gloat for a little bit.

22. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

OH NOOOO... Why NOT with 64GB RAM???

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Every time they release a new device it costs more. Like the quality of the parts has increased or something. Every device has used a 1080p screen, the top S8xx processor available and many other specs that were standard for the high end segment. I guess the Emily Ratajkowski advert helped to increase the user experience?

20. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Make it 16GB RAM and I'll sell my ultrabook!

18. sunnyfpy

Posts: 297; Member since: May 12, 2013

Still affordable phone, why not?

17. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Soon 4k display,8GB RAM are gonna be std.

16. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Gosh, disappointment. I was hoping for at least 16GB RAM so that I could edit all my videos in premier pro in this phone..:(

14. Zylam

Posts: 1827; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hope they finally include NFC and sell this thing without invites from day 1. I also hope the reduced bezels means no home or capacitive buttons. Chances are the Pixel 2 will be another disappointment from Google which means it all rests on One Plus for the stock Android people.

26. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Nokia 9?

39. ebilcake

Posts: 1234; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

OnePlus 3 has NFC and there was no invite system.

13. Alter

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

I hope everything in this article is true because that's a phone I would DEFINITELY be interested in. The 8GB of RAM is not important to me but I don't mind it.

12. Arthurhkt

Posts: 728; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

So.... Next year we will be getting 512GB RAM phone right?

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would be great if that RAM was put to serious use by dual booting the full Windows 10 on ARM...maybe that'll be coming in the future from the XDA community.

10. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Never was that interested in any Oneplus 1 phones. Except for the Oneplus X. That was just too sexy for price I bought that and sold it. Was just never sold on the size or the software. If I want stock I would go Pixel. If I wanted a skin I would go for something that's the polar opposite of stock. Maybe this time is the charm.

7. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

More ram the better for me. Asus have already anounced a phone with 8gb ram.

6. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

You know what happens when you skip a number..

8. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Lol that kinda came to my mind too, but hopefully it won't be a similar situation.

35. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Happened with Windows 10 (wasn't a flop though, but reduced in popularity), happened with Note 7......why spare Oneplus 5?

38. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

The curse of the number 4!

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