New teaser image suggests the OnePlus 5 is smaller than the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus just posted a teaser image on Twitter, suggesting that its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone will be smaller than the company's current flagship handset (OnePlus 3T).

The new teaser image - seen above - shows the OnePlus 3T on top of another device, while OnePlus says: "Look into the shadows. What do you 5ee?" Obviously, this can only mean that a brand new OnePlus 5 is hiding under that 3T. Unfortunately, the photo was taken is such a way that, even if we tweak the image, we can't really notice anything else about the OnePlus 5 - except for the fact that it's not as tall as the 3T, while having about the same width. The size difference doesn't seem to be significant, which could mean that the OnePlus 5 will still sport a 5.5-inch display (like its predecessor), but with thinner bezels on top and bottom.

Measuring 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm, the OnePlus 3T is not exactly a compact handset, so we're looking forward to seeing if the OnePlus 5 does indeed pack a similarly-sized display in a smaller body (as we're currently assuming).

The OnePlus 5 might be released as soon as this month, possibly for around $450. OnePlus already confirmed that the smartphone would feature Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 835 processor, a camera made in collaboration with DxO, and a fingerprint scanner on the front. Moreover, OnePlus's CEO suggested that the new handset would be the company's thinnest flagship phone to date.

Hopefully, OnePlus doesn't plan to keep us in suspense for too long, and will officially announce its new Android flagship in the coming weeks.

source: OnePlus (Twitter)

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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. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If it would be smaller, I wonder by how much.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

They should just release the phone already and stop talking too much!

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Is there any real world benefit for thinner phones? They should make it 10mm and put a huge battery inside.

5. Cat97

Posts: 1863; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

When Apple will do this, "they" will too :)

6. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

It may not be thinner, its SMALLER. Two different things

7. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

But the article also references it being thinner.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I believe the latest rumors still suggest a 4000 mAh battery coming inside this, so I don't really see the issue as thats more than almost every flagship available right now.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm not sure how they are gonna fit a battery any bigger than 3200mAh tops in a phone that is suggested to be both thinner and smaller than the previous one. They're gonna put a high voltage battery in the thing to make it have a higher capacity. It still won't exceed 3.2Ah, watch what I say.

11. Nopers unregistered

Aesthetics and ease of handling. Sorry but thicc phones aren't pretty.

3. middlehead

Posts: 454; Member since: May 12, 2014

Reducing the square is nice and all, but bragging about how much thinner they made it is a bad indicator. Over-focus on thinness is probably the worst thing to happen to cell phones.

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

OnePlus better not skimp out on the battery. If Huawei can fit a 3200mAh battery (and a 3.5mm jack) in a phone that is smaller in every dimension, then OnePlus, or any other company for that matter, has no excuse.

10. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

One of the thinnest flagship, that can also hide behind OP3T?? So tiny battery is more or less confirmed by now, imho

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