OnePlus confirms the name of its next flagship phone, says it will launch it this summer

OnePlus confirms the name of its next flagship phone, says it will launch it this summer
Putting an end to rumors and speculations, OnePlus today confirmed to The Verge that its next flagship smartphone will be called OnePlus 5. Moreover, the company said that the handset would be released this summer - we're talking about the Northern Hemisphere summer here, so the device will likely hit shelves sometimes between June and August.

OnePlus has a certain reason for not naming its next phone OnePlus 4 (as this should normally succeed the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T). In China, the company's home country, 4 is considered an unlucky number that can mean death. Of course, some may view this as a silly superstition (including this very author, who was born on the 4th of March and has been alive for quite some time now), but, hey, it's OnePlus' decision, so we'll just have to respect it.

OnePlus hasn't confirmed anything else about its next-gen flagship. Rumors have it that the smartphone will feature a Snapdragon 835 processor, a whopping 8 GB of RAM (at least on some variants), up to 128 GB of storage space, and a 23 MP dual rear camera. It remains to be seen how much of this is true. Earlier today, we spotted a OnePlus 5 concept, but there's no way of telling if this is what the device will actually look like.

Are you excited about the upcoming launch of the OnePlus 5?

sources: The Verge, OnePlus (Twitter)

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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13 Comments

1. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

lol, and has been alive for quite some time. I loved that, funny :)

2. av911 unregistered

Calling it "4" doesn't go too well with that company's name. The same would happen if they were called TwoPlus.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What would've happened if the brand's name was ZeroMultipliedBy? Then all it's phones would have been 0. Basically it means, they won't exist!!!!!

8. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

So maybe there is a company by that name and they are releasing phones every year ;)

13. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's very genius of you!!

5. samgsam

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

In that case Oneplus 3 equals 4 and both the 3 and 3T were a hit

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

......

7. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I am expecting oneplus 5 to be on par with what the nokia will offer as flagship. Still crossing my fingers that nokia will have the carl zeiss lens.

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Come holidays...I am very likely to shop for new phone...if OP5 is like LG G6...I am 100% going to buy.

11. jimjam unregistered

Oneplus 3 is already 4.

12. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

I have heard it is EXTREMELY unlucky to pass over the number 4 if you have an established pattern of successive numbering. It can mean a SLOW & PAINFUL death as well as death to your family.

16. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You are a curse to yourself!

17. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Like skipping from 5 to 7 resulted in catastrophe?

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