The OnePlus 5 Will Be Announced This Summer


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.

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.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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