Oneplus 5 news continues to surface online as anticipation of the upcoming handset rises among fans. Recently, OnePlus revealed that its flagship device would house the latest Snapdragon 835 chip upon release. Some days later, the company also confirmed that it is working with DxO to enhance the camera quality of the device as well. The team even released sample images taken by the OnePlus 5’s primary camera.

Now, a new confirmation regarding the handset comes from OnePlus CEO and co-founder Pete Lau himself. Lau revealed in a post on Weibo, China’s biggest micro blogging site, that the upcoming OnePlus 5 handset would be very slim.

OnePlus 5 to sport very thin design

Lau said that the device will be the thinnest flagship till date. However, whether he means that it will be the thinnest OnePlus flagship till date or whether it will be the thinnest device in the whole smartphone market remains to be seen. At the very least it confirms that the OnePlus 5 will be thinner and slimmer than the OnePlus 3T. The predecessor to the upcoming OnePlus 5 was around 7.35 mm in width, which means the 2017 flagship from the company would be thinner than this. It is interesting to note that the OnePlus X was just 6.9 mm thick but, it was not a flagship device.

Lau also revealed that he was already using the new device and he can confirm from his own experience that the user experience was not harmed in any way in trying to make the handset the thinnest flagship till date.

Lau’s words may be just a way to increase the hype for the handset, but the fact that he has been using it indicates that the launch event is coming very soon.

Rumored specs of OnePlus 5

Rumors regarding the device indicate that the flagship phone will sport a 5.5 inch Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels. It will also likely sport 6 GB of RAM, although some reports also indicated that the device will have 8 GB of RAM as well.

However, this remains uncertain. As for the memory, the OnePlus 5 is expected to arrive in two different variants of internal storage - 64 GB and 128 GB.

The rumor mill also churned out that the flagship device will feature a 23-megapixel rear facing camera and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. As stated before, OnePlus seems to have given immense thought toward the camera this time and the device will surely impress in this regard. Other features and specs remain a mystery for now but, more news is expected soon as the company may launch the device soon.