With the release of the highly-anticipated device, OnePlus 5 around the corner sometime this summer, it comes as no surprise that more rumors and more leaked images are being circulated over the web. The leaked photos are quite apparent and show that the smartphone won’t have a headphone jack.
Earlier, the photos of the OnePlus 3T successor were leaked by a Chinese portal Weibo, which showed that it will feature a dual rear camera and hinted at the missing 3.5mm headphone jack. Now, an Indian website named Priceraja.com has uploaded new photos of the same with a watermark in Chinese language (it might be of Weibo). However, from the leaked images it seems different from the one posted by Android Authority recently but it’s clear that the company is happy going with the all-metal design like it has done in the past with the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
Earlier, we have seen Xiaomi ditching the headphone jack with the Mi 6 and now with strong leaks, it seems that the OnePlus is following the same trend. Apart from the headphone jack and from the photos posted, it seems that the new OnePlus 5 will miss the rear antenna lines too. While the LED flash finds a place at the rear end just below the lens, which looks completely different than what we have seen in the case of OnePlus 3T.
In the images, the bottom portion of the smartphone is clearly visible, which doesn’t have a place for the 3.5mm headphone jack but features dual speakers, each being placed evenly on either side of the USB Type C-port. The possibility of the charging USB port to take up the role of headphones is also quite high but we’ll have to wait for the official release to happen to be sure of the same.
Going with the rumors, it is likely that the new OnePlus 5 will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with a RAM of either 6GB or 8GB. Plus, the storage is expected to go a level up to 256GB version in addition to the usual 64GB and 128GB versions. A bigger and more powerful battery of 3600mAh is also on the cards as far as rumors are concerned.
The 6GB or 8GB RAM will certainly shoot the performance of the smartphone to an altogether new high running over the competitors’ devices presently prevailing in the market, most popular being the Samsung Galaxy S8. Well, these are just anticipations from the industry experts and reality is yet to be revealed.
OnePlus and ‘DxO Labs’, which is known for DxOMark mobile photography has recently joined hands and to this, the company admits that this is to improve their cameras’ capabilities. So, we can expect improved cameras with the upcoming OnePlus smartphones.
OnePlus has officially confirmed the launch of the successor of its flagship model OnePlus 3T earlier this month, which is likely to happen sometime in the months of June-July. Till then all we can do is wait and let the time do the talking.