1. OnePlus 5 to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, first smartphone in India

OnePlus 5 to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, first smartphone in India

Chip-maker Qualcomm and smartphone maker OnePlus have confirmed that the next device will feature the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC.

By: | Published: May 25, 2017 3:14 PM
Qualcomm, on May 25, tweeted, “OnePlus 5 is coming soon and we couldn’t be more excited that it’s powered by Snapdragon 835.” (Image: Reuters)

After a huge number of leaks and rumours surrounding the OnePlus 5 smartphone, there is finally some confirmation regarding the smartphone. Chip-maker Qualcomm and smartphone maker OnePlus have confirmed that the next device will feature the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. The arrival of the OnePlus 5 smartphone is almost confirmed for the Summer. Qualcomm, on May 25, tweeted, “OnePlus 5 is coming soon and we couldn’t be more excited that it’s powered by Snapdragon 835.” However, this is nothing new, since most of the leaks had suggested that the new flagship device will pack the latest and fastest Qualcomm processor. Yet, a confirmation about the same is definitely good news.

Apart from the announcement by Qualcomm, even OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the Snapdragon 835 will be present on the OnePlus 5. He added that selecting the components is just the first step and that another crucial area is present where his team behind smartphone wants to work on. Meanwhile, the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 means more features will be integrated, the components could be smaller in size and more importantly, the phone can boast of an even better battery life as it will consume less power.

Meanwhile, OnePlus seems to be working on the touch latency issue which it has been grappled with along with many other rival phones. While the CEO had already said that the issue will be resolved in earlier devices too, it is good news that the problem was thought about before the launch of a new device. Lau, in a blog post on OnePlus’s official forum, said, “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 precedents 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 added in the blogpost, “We also wanted to improve the overall feeling of smoothness. To achieve this, our engineers added a feature to OxygenOS to better manage the way your apps perform. The apps you use most are ready to go when you turn on the OnePlus 5. Apps you rarely use are deprioritized and kept from affecting performance”

According to a Weibo report, Pete Lau has claimed that the smartphone will come with ‘a big surprise’. He also confirmed about a summer launch of the device to The Verge.

Leaks about the OnePlus 5 that have been doing the rounds so far:
Display: 5.5-inch
RAM: 6 GB
OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory: 64 GB,128 GB
Camera: Front camera – 8 MP, Rear camera – 12 MP
Battery: 3600 mAh

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