Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will be launching the new flagship smartphone in the summer of 2017, and it will be called as OnePlus 5. Reports, leaks and rumours about the device have been doing the rounds for a while now. Meanwhile, Geekbench scores of the OnePlus 5 have been leaked online by GSMArena. the report has claimed that it got the screenshots from a ‘credible source’. According to the report, OnePlus 5 has scored 1963 in single-core on Geekbench and got 6687 in multi-core on the test. Samsung had rolled out the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on March 29 this year.
If we consider the GSMArena report to be true and the images to be actual Geekbench results, OnePlus 5 has beaten Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Incidentally, the Samsung devices are at the top of the list on the ‘benchmark’. Samsung Galaxy S8+ has scored 1978 in single-core on Geekbench but got 6375 score in multi-core on the test.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in the US, but in India, they use the Exynos 8995 processor. So the results may vary. Additionally, even if the leaked results are considered true, the report does not provide full information on the Benchmark scores. Also, these scores usually do not paint the full picture of the actual performance of a smartphone. While some smartphones might score high on a test, there might be other factors and issues which can make it a bad device.
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However, OnePlus has been making quite a name for itself because of its reliable devices which come at reasonable prices. It has been known to bring in smartphones which offer features contained in premium devices and offers them with mid-ranged price tags.
In terms of specifications, the OnePlus 5 might feature a ceramic body with 4,000mAh battery alongside a 6GB RAM. Another report in Chinese publication PCPop claimed that OnePlus could come in an 8GB RAM model as well. The phone might also have a 16MP front camera, a 5.5-inch display ( Full HD (1080p) SAMOLED display we saw on the OnePlus 3 and 3T) and the Snapdragon 835 processor, according to various reports. The phone may not have the 2K display as the prices would increase by a big margin.
Meanwhile, the biggest change might be the dual-rear camera, according to various leaks. OnePlus 5 might have a camera setup like the iPhone 7 Plus with a wide-angle and a telephoto lens or it might go for a monochrome and RGB lens. We will have to wait and see. Meanwhile, Kumamoto Technology on Weibo had claimed that the two rear cameras will be placed horizontally. Additionally, there have been rumours that a 23MP rear camera might be present in the device, but again that is not confirmed.