Yup, they’re skipping a number
It’s officially happening: OnePlus has confirmed to tech outfit The Verge that they are indeed, releasing the follow-up to the OnePlus 3T this summer (read: June or July). The new phone already has a name too: the OnePlus 5.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) May 5, 2017
Nope, that’s not a typo – the Chinese company (owned by BKK Electronics, which in turn owns Vivo and OPPO) has decided to skip a number since the number four is considered unlucky in China, with it having a similar pronunciation to the word death and decease. Anyway, another surprising factor for the name is OnePlus employee’s love for former NBA player Robert Horry, who wore the number 5 jersey.
There’s a few rumors floating out and about in the internet about the upcoming phone, which includes its possible specs: up to 8GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, twin 12-megapixel rear cameras and more importantly, a $449 (Php 22.4K) price tag. The best part here is that Philippine customers no longer have to go through the hassle of importing their own phone or risk buying a device without the official warranty since it should be available in Digital Walker, with them selling the OnePlus 3T here and all.