Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint scanner

Confirmed: OnePlus 5 will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and front fingerprint scanner
In recent years, fingerprint scanners have become almost ubiquitous when it comes to high-end (and even mid-end, or more modest) smartphones. 

While some handsets - like the iPhone 7 or HTC U11 - feature fingerprint scanners on the front, there's a large number of important phones that have their scanners on the back - Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, LG G6, and so on. As you may know, handsets made by OnePlus fall into the latter category - they've always had fingerprint scanners on the front. And we now know that this won't change with the upcoming OnePlus 5.

OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau recently confirmed that the OnePlus 5 would keep its fingerprint scanner on the front - just like the OnePlus 3T and its predecessors. The confirmation came via Weibo (China's largest microblogging platform), while Liu Zuotu was answering questions about the OnePlus 5. Unfortunately, it looks like this is the only valuable (and previously unknown) detail that the CEO was able to share.

Update: OnePlus also just confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor - no surprise here. Thanks to the Snapdragon 835 (also used inside flagships like Samsung's Galaxy S8), the new handset should, according to OnePlus, offer a "flawlessly smooth performance."

Snapdragon 835 CPU and fingerprint scanner aside, OnePlus revealed (not long ago) that the OnePlus 5 would be released this summer, coming with a camera developed in collaboration with DxO. The handset could have multiple color variants, including some unusual ones - like a gradient from purple to blue. 

If you're interested in the OnePlus 5, do you think it's good news that the handset will have its fingerprint scanner on the front? Or maybe you don't care that much about where the scanner is situated? Let us know in the comments below!

sources: OnePlusWeibo (in Chinese; automatic translation doesn't work) via GizmoChina

Related phones

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



1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I think its safe to say that as far as design is concerned, only the iphone 8 and the galaxy s/notes are going to be bringing it this year.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

LG G6 did too. And don't forget the upcoming Mi Mix 2!

9. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Yes the LG 6 is gorgeous. And don't forget not to include Apple.

13. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

lg sucks

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2515; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Sometimes the old "if it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude can be a good thing. I know there are many people who didn't like that the Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner was on the back. And look at what happened to HTC when they diverged from their popular design featured on the M8.

10. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

It was not a popular design. Nothing is changed.


Posts: 953; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

HTC are done. I cant see them coming back anytime soon.

19. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the s8 fingerprint hate is overblown. it's not bad at all. It's pretty known that it was a last minute design since under the screen tech isn't ready yet

8. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol iPhone 8. Good one. Those leaked prototypes are nasty looking as hell. You don't have to worry though. If Apple can get away with releasing only the 7s with a fancy jet colour, they will. They don't spend money on you isheep. Look at the iPad 10.5 just leaked to get an idea of the farthest Apple would go from handset to handset.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, those are chinese clones of an early prototype

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the iphone 8 design are ugly? get out of here... I hate apple and can't stand how far their heads up their butts but i can't say it's ugly. Now whats going to be said is they end up going same old designs for the 7s/7s+ Those things look like a brick

11. RoyCap

Posts: 13; Member since: May 23, 2017

Listen to me very carefully, the pixel 2 going to have great design. Just wait for it.

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Don't act so sure. You're very new.

16. aegislash

Posts: 1536; Member since: Jan 27, 2015 With that hideously huge/elongated camera cutout we've seen so far, the iPhone 8 is not going to be winning any design awards.

18. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i wonder if the 7s/7s+ will be using their old designs. The 7+ looks like a brick compared to everything else with those bezels

23. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

if 7+ looks like a brick, i don't know what LG G6 is.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oneplus 5 doesn't exist officially.

7. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

1+ is known for cheating in such tests, so i wouldnt be so surprised.

12. crzykiller

Posts: 91; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

See if you knew what you were talking about, you wouldn't look so dumb. Those were app speed tests, not benchmarks so impossible to cheat. Also all Oneplus did was remove the thermal throttling for their "cheating" wow congratulations, the phone doesn't even throttle in the first place so scores didn't change. Go educate yourself before posting ridiculous crap

17. chenski

Posts: 789; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Samsung actually cheats as well, just to a lesser extent

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

text based test? whoaa.. seems totally legit.. /s

6. torr310

Posts: 1725; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Physical buttons for the win! Good job One Plus!

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

yawn, pressure sensitive screens FTW

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