New OnePlus 5 image shows vertical dual-camera setup with no antenna lines

UPDATE: Sorry, guys. The image here appears to be fake. Below is a version of it with the shadows enhanced to reveal that the camera area has been manipulated.  

This past week, a OnePlus staff member posted a very interesting message on the company's online forum. The message, from OnePlus staff member diegohnz, stated that optical firm DxO was working with OnePlus to enhance the camera on the OnePlus 5. The combination of this message and the release of certain teasers showing the number "5" make us feel pretty comfortable calling this model the OnePlus 5.

The current OnePlus model is the OnePlus 3T. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the reasoning behind OnePlus' apparent decision to skip the number four, it has to do with a Chinese superstition. In the country, saying the number four sounds too similar to the Chinese words for death and disease. We've been on top of the naming issue ever since rumors about the phone started spreading last December.

We have seen various photos all allegedly revealing what the OnePlus 5 will look like. Some show a horizontal dual-camera setup on back, while others reveal a vertically positioned dual-camera module with the flash in between the two lenses. The latest image, which we came across today, has the latter design. It also looks cleaner than usual due to the lack of antenna lines, and a fingerprint scanner that will apparently be found embedded in the front-facing home button.

The latest rumored specs include a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. As you might expect, the top-of-the line Snapdragon 835 chipset is said to be driving the device. This would contain an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. We could see one variation of the phone with 6GB of RAM alongside 64GB of native storage, and another with 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. When it comes to the cameras, the magic number is 16. We could see both snappers on back weigh in at 16MP, with a 16MP front-facing camera for taking selfies and handling video chats.

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A June unveiling and release seems likely. Check in often for the latest on the OnePlus 5.

UPDATE: Here's an enhanced version of the image above. It appears that someone simply took a photo of a regular OnePlus 3 and cloned the camera.

source: weibo via DroidHolic

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