After the release of OnePlus 3T in November 2016, there have been widespread rumors about OnePlus 5. In addition to a large display, the phone will integrate with a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB #Ram alongside faster charging. Moreover, the Chinese-based company will most likely skip the number 4 and will unveil the handset with 5. The main reason for changing the number is attributed to the fact that four is considered as bad numeric in China.

Based on the rumors, the OnePlus 5 will be equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED dual edged curved display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM loaded with Android 7.2 Nougat. Since Google has already released Android 7.1, we expect the release of version 7.2 by the end of May 2017.

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There is also a possibility to launch a premium variant with an OLED display. According to industry analysts, the bump on the screen size and integration of QHD resolution has been done due to the advancement of Virtual Reality.

OnePlus 5 tipped to ship with 256GB storage capacity

Under the hood, you can expect both 64GB and 128GB variants including a possible 256GB storage model based on latest technological trends. The main highlight of the OnePlus 5 will be the ability to expand the storage up to 2TB. Moreover, the upcoming phone will be manufactured using a ceramic body and will be protected against dust and water via IP68.

Integration of Type-C port almost confirmed

Expected to be designed using a glass and aluminum body, the OnePlus 5 will ship with USB Type-C port for both charging and audio.

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The company will most likely ditch the traditional headphone port. OnePlus is very late to the Type-C party since LeEco has already released flagship smartphones with the port, which functions as both charging and entertainment ports. Moreover, there are reports that the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will also offer the same port by eliminating the Lightning port connector.

A 4000mAh battery with improved charging mechanism expected

Coming to optics segment, you can expect the addition of a 23MP Sony lens sensor rear camera paired with a 16MP front-facing shooter. You can expect integration of a refined dash charging technology, which will be capable of charging the device 50 percent faster than the currently available OnePlus 3. However, the company will infuse a 4000mAh battery, which is much higher than the previous counterpart. Furthermore, the company will also most likely bundle a VR headset on the product package.

As of this writing, we don't have any information about the estimated launch date and pricing of the new phone. However, we expect the phone to launch during the middle of July 2017 after a massive hype scheduled to trigger social media. No doubt, there will be improvements to the handset regarding both features and specifications. Hence, be prepared to pay more when the smartphone will be available for purchase around the second half of the year.