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" 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. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I said it 5yrs ago all phones should have minimum 8gb ram but they said it was overkill. One plus finally after 5yrs admits I was right.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still overkill..

19. gingerboy92

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

TBH, almost everything in a flagship phone nowadays​ are overkill for what most people uses it for. 4 out of 5 people i know use their 700$ phones just for social media and messaging apps. The only reason we have better hardware every year is because technology keeps moving forward.

46. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Why the hell these stupid people think that more the RAM is faster the phone will be...... Better focus on CPU and GPU power. I will not go into technicalities, but 8gb RAM is required when the actual app/game file size is above 30gb.....

9. Loveneesh

Posts: 441; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

8gb ram is future but I don't think SD835 is capable for that much amount of ram. Even SD835 is just little more powerful compared than sd821. 6gb ram is better for SD835. 8gb ram is overkill for SD835.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why do you need 6 or 8GB of RAM in a phone, where the apps on mobile use less than even 1GB at any one time? OnePlus doesnt even have 1/2 he features of the Galaxy S.

41. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Might have something to do with why the OnePlus 3/3T bitch slap the Galaxy S7 in speed tests and multitasking. Also beats with Pixel phones as well. I wonder why...... Couldn't possibly have anything to do with memory.

44. mikehunta727 unregistered

Theoretically 64 bit chips can address up to 16.8 million terabytes of RAM.

24. fonephreak

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

you are absolutely right. I dont even understand what kind of idiotic consumers would say no we want ferrari or whatever car with a lesser horsepower cause beyond xyz its an overkill.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The kind of consumer that doesn't want to pay Ferrari prices for features/capabilities that he or she will not need. That's the kind of consumer.

33. gingerboy92

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

But oneplus phones are like Ferarri sold at the price of an Accord.....

28. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You was retarded.

45. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

i said it 6 years ago i got you beat ..but yeah its inevitable

3. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

2k display is good, but 8GB RAM is overkill for sure.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

2019 flagship killer. Overkill the competition.


Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

I don't think OnePlus should stick their smartphones with 'Flagship Killer' words. OnePlus 3 is not flagship killer, it's just have a day of power with half an hour.

15. Nopers unregistered

Hah, no. 8GB of RAM won't fight battery degradation and the fact the 835 although being the joint fastest mobile chip right now, it won't be able to keep up with midrange chips in 2019 and certainly won't get update support past then.

6. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

You know what happens when you skip a number..

8. andynaija

Posts: 1261; 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: 2931; 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!

7. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

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

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.

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.

12. Arthurhkt

Posts: 724; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

13. Alter

Posts: 231; 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.

14. Zylam

Posts: 1817; 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: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

OnePlus 3 has NFC and there was no invite system.

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..:(

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