CHINESE PHONE MAKER OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed what we already pretty much knew in a post on the company's official forum, saying: "We're proud to announce the OnePlus 5 will feature the Snapdragon 835 processor, which sets the foundation for smooth, powerful, and efficient performance."
Qualcomm also confirmed that its latest flagship microprocessor will be powering the upcoming OnePlus smartphone on Twitter.
In his post, Lau goes on to reveal that the OnePlus 5 will also feature improved touch latency, an issue that plagued the firm's previous OnePlus 3 and 3T handsets.
"One of the main areas we wanted to improve was touch latency. Our engineers tested why scrolling occasionally differed between phones. There wasn't a lot of precedent for them to work with - no benchmarks, no industry case studies to learn from. So we used a special high-speed camera to track screen movements and measure input speeds. As a result, apps respond quickly to your touch for a seamless user experience," Lau said.
Last week, the company announced a partnership with DxOMark that it claims will make for a better camera on the upcoming OnePlus 5.
Of course, OnePlus would say that, but it does explain that DxOMark "is perhaps most well-known for creating the defining photography benchmark, the DxOMark" adding that the firm has got "years of imaging experience and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones."
OnePlus goes onto claim that this partnership is good news for those planning on picking up the OnePlus 5, which it says will be "be capable of capturing some of the clearest photos around."
According to earlier rumours, the OnePlus 5 will come with a dual lens, 16MP rear camera. The dual lens setup ought to offer better quality images in low-light. It will also offer a number of modes, such as Portrait and Blur, and may come with a telephoto lens, similar to the lenses on the iPhone 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi6.
Beyond the camera, the next OnePlus flagship is expected to pack a whopping 8GB RAM, paired with a choice of 64GB or 128GB storage, and will be launched within the next two months - either June or July - but you'll have to wait until summer before you can get your hands on one.
In terms of display, the OnePlus 5 will have a 5.5in screen and, although it's not clear whether it will be IPS or OLED, it will offer at least 1080p.
The device is expected to come in a choice of grey, gold or black colours, like the OnePlus 3T, and ought to look pretty similar, too. It will sport a 3,400mAh battery, also like the OnePlus 3T. However, as the Snapdragon 835 supports fast charging, it's a safe bet that the battery in the OnePlus 5 will, too.
What has been missing, so far, from the rumours is the price, but the specs indicate that OnePlus is planning a genuine high-end device, so will almost certainly have a price to match.
The release of the OnePlus 5 will come after last year's OnePlus 3T - the company skipping the '4' suffix because, of course, the number 4 is considered bad luck in OnePlus's native China, which is also its largest market. µ
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