Specs and features for the upcoming OnePlus 5 handset have been leaking left and right this past couple of weeks. Now, another spec sheet for OnePlus’s flagship Android smartphone for 2017 has leaked giving everyone all there is to know about it.
The new OnePlus 5 spec sheet was shared via Slashleaks yesterday. It confirms that the OnePlus 5 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The spec sheet also says that the device’s internal memory can be expanded up to 128GB.
The added feature of expandable storage has a lot of people skeptical. The only time that a OnePlus device featured expandable storage was the 2015 OnePlus X. None of the company’s previous flagships has ever featured a microSD card slot.
Another detail shown is that the OnePlus 5 will feature a 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 (2K). Previous rumors have suggested that the device will only come with a 1080p full HD display as it has become standard on OnePlus’s flagships.
The newly leaked specs for the OnePlus 5 also states that the upcoming flagship will have a massive 4,000 mAh battery. If true, this is a significant upgrade to the OnePlus 3T’s smaller, but formidable, 3,400 mAh battery. A bigger battery capacity, plus the updated software, should mean significantly improved battery life.
Another feature listed on the newly leaked spec sheet is that the OnePlus 5 won’t feature a dual-camera setup, which contradicts numerous previous rumors. The flagship is listed as having a single 23-megapixel camera on the back, and a 16-megapixel shooter up front.
Some are saying that this spec sheet might be fake and is simply a product of wishful thinking. The Snapdragon 835 processor listed on the spec sheet is clocked at 2.35GHz. However, the SD 835 doesn’t come in that version and it would seem counterintuitive to place that in favor of the faster version of the chipset that’s clocked at 3.45GHz. Also, the SD 835 processor supports Bluetooth 5.0. The spec sheet lists the OnePlus 5 as only having Bluetooth 4.2.
The spec sheet might simply have some inaccurate information, but some of the features listed are most likely true. OnePlus might finally be upgrading to a 2K display, and it might not be planning on jumping into the dual-camera setup trend just yet. OnePlus has always tried to set itself apart from its competitors, but also finding ways to one-up them in some way.
One thing that OnePlus has always been doing is making sure that its smartphone earns its “flagship killer” title not just through its specs, but also its pricing. This time around the OnePlus 5 is rumored to start at $450, almost $10 more than the OnePlus 3T and still significantly cheaper than Samsung’s $650 Galaxy S8, according to BGR.
Like with all other leaks, this new spec sheet should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. The OnePlus 5 is expected to be officially announced in the coming months, possibly this June, according to Android Headlines.
Earlier this week, the OnePlus 5’s benchmarks scores were also outed thanks to Geekbench. The OnePlus 5 actually scored higher than the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a single-core score of 1963 and a multi-core score of 6687. The Galaxy S8 has Geekbench scores of 1929 and 6084.
The OnePlus 5 might only come with a single rear-facing camera contradictory to previous rumors and leaks.