OnePlus CEO hints that its new handset will contain UFS storage

OnePlus CEO hints that its new handset will contain UFS storage
A weibo post disseminated by OnePlus co-founder and CEO Liu Zuohu (better known as Pete Lau in the English speaking media) hints that the OnePlus 5 will feature UFS (Universal Flash Storage). In the post, the executive noted that UFS has become a selling point for high-end flagship smartphones. While he didn't come right out and state that the OnePlus 5 will feature UFS storage, it would seem like a strange point to make if the new model was going to stick with eMMC storage.

With many expecting a hike in price for the OnePlus 5, this would also make sense within the context of including UFS 2.1 on the phone. One of the advantages to using the newer form of storage is its ability to read and write at the same time, something not possible with eMMC. As a result, reading and writing speeds are also much faster.

The OnePlus 5 will be unveiled on June 20th. The phone will be released two-days later. We expect the OnePlus 5 to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, with a dual-camera setup on back. One of the snappers could be shooting in monochrome, which we've seen on a few of the camera samples that allegedly came from the handset. Using a monochrome sensor is supposed to improve the clarity and focus of a picture.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via AndroidAuthority

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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. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I am gonna either go for the htc u11 or wait for the nokia 9 and that's for 2 reasons, the oneplus 5 is too thin which makes it harder and less comfortable to use! And it isn't water proof. But it does seem like a beast

2. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Mainly because it's too thin..

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Dude, try holding it first.... then make conclusions

8. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm currently holding an IPhone 7 plus so I have an idea. /s

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Who's talking to you? I was replying to no.1; androiduser.

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

An arrogant reply to a sarcastic comment. Edit: WTF is going on with the comment section PA? This is a surefire way to ruin and confuse people.

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I sure understood the /s sign, nathan. But I wasn't being arrogant. I just wanted him to not write that comment as it didn't make any sense to me.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

And we don't know yet if it will have an IP certification or not.

12. Alter

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

You could get a case to make it thicker and more comfortable to hold.

17. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

So, your decision to buy a new phone is built around the stupid rumor stories on this site? The phone and it's specs aren't yet even released....

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

He says UFS , but he didnt spicificaly told us what UFS they will use UFS2 or UFS2.1 this is exactly what samsung with ufs2/ufs2.1 and huawei with ufs/emmc did .... i hate this lottery chit.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The two aformentioned did it due to the large number of devices that had to be produced, which overwhelmed the supply of UFS 2.1 storage chips. The Oneplus 5 is supposed to be produced at a lower amount than the P10 and the S8, so we might as well see the latest form of UFS storage. And supply of UFS 2.1 chips should be enough right now considering that HTC said all models of the U11 have UFS 2.1 storage.

7. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

In real world performance would there be lag if you have the "inferior" chip?

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Not really. Lag depends on a number of other factors such as optimization. Which is possibly the most important. If the software is responsive at all times, and nicely works in tandem with the CPU, storage chipset, and the rest of the hardware, then there shouldn't be any lag whatsoever. But of course, such perfect conditions seem impossible as of now. Due to which every phone has a chance to lag at some point. And using those inferior chips would only increase that chance. But using the superior one won't eliminate it, since it's only increasing the read/write speeds. But just as I said, many factors decide how high of a chance a phone has of lagging in day-to-day tasks.

13. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

OnePlus 3/3T with a custom ROM and kernel is 100% butter smooth at all times and I haven't had a single hiccup in months. Not to mention 6h+ screen on time with medium usage. I've had 36 chrome tabs all open at the same time with a couple other apps open and I still had a bunch of ram left... That 6gb is useful. The OnePlus 5 will be even faster. It will 100% be the fastest phone on the market considering the 3T is the fastest s821 device, and faster than most sd835 too... Optimized software is where it's at, and that is one thing OnePlus does right. I've had 17 beta updates, and like 15 stable updates since I got my OP3. I run the betas because they're slightly more performant and just as reliable. Hell my OP3, not 3T, is running at 2.45ghz big and 1.82ghz little.

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014


11. Foxgabanna

Posts: 582; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I can't spend my money on something I already own. iPhone 7 Plus does it right I dont want no janky clone.

16. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

u mean your iClone 7 Plus with slow charging, poor camera performance (even for front), zero capability of multi-tasking, slow finger print reader, and bezels from 2012?

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

This is a reply to no.16 Slow fingerprint reader? poor camera performance?? HAHAHAHAHAHA Though the photo qualoty is entirely dependant on the perception of the user, it sure isn't poor by any means. But slow fps; dude, do some research before sprinking trash all over the commens section. iPhone 7 has one of the fastest and most accurate fps scanners around. What might be slower is the animation when unlocking the iPhone, but that's going to be completely overhauled in iOS 11. So get a life...............

15. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Just a thought. Maybe one plus 5 got the excess shells from oppo that's why it looks unlike the previous one plus. It's definitely riding the clone bandwagon. Tsk Tsk

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