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Latest rumored OnePlus 5 specs include 8GB of RAM

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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: PCPop.com (translated) via TechTimes

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posted on 10 Apr 2017, 00:36 5

1. Bondurant (Posts: 572; Member since: 04 Jun 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 00:48 23

2. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

still overkill..

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 04:23 8

19. gingerboy92 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Jul 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 22:17

46. Master_Oogway (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Oct 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.....

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:21 1

9. Loveneesh (Posts: 209; Member since: 14 Jul 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 09:48

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 16:22 1

41. ebilcake (Posts: 927; Member since: 16 Jul 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 18:43

44. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1051; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 06:05

24. fonephreak (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Feb 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 08:50

29. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 1003; Member since: 05 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 09:16

33. gingerboy92 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 08:27

28. Spedez (Posts: 513; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

You was retarded.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 20:43

45. metalspy101 (Posts: 97; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 00:52 1

3. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 00:55 1

4. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2038; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)

2019 flagship killer. Overkill the competition.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:05 5

5. D-SHEL (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Sep 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 03:01

15. Nopers (Posts: 458; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)

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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:05 2

6. DavMor0069 (Posts: 212; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)

You know what happens when you skip a number..

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:21 3

8. andynaija (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 10:54

35. AmashAziz (Posts: 1380; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 14:57

38. Mixkhata1 (Posts: 141; Member since: 26 Feb 2017)

The curse of the number 4!

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:19 1

7. scarface21173 (Posts: 231; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:22

10. omnitech (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Sep 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 01:40

11. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 02:07 3

12. Arthurhkt (Posts: 579; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 02:10

13. Alter (Posts: 130; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 02:25

14. Zylam (Posts: 1079; Member since: 20 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 08:17 1

26. Tommikke (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)

Nokia 9?

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 16:06

39. ebilcake (Posts: 927; Member since: 16 Jul 2016)

OnePlus 3 has NFC and there was no invite system.

posted on 10 Apr 2017, 03:03 3

16. R-vjn (Posts: 261; Member since: 07 Jan 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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