OnePlus 5 is not an official name yet, as neither the MIIT listing listed as such — it appeared there as model A5000 — nor OnePlus shared any message on social media containing that moniker. Yes, they did say ‘Hello 5‘ on Weibo, which is a good indication of OnePlus 5’s existence, but today, we got one better than all evidence of OnePlus 5 in the works.
As today, we just spotted Weibo user using a OnePlus 5? Not literally, but through the Weibo profile details, where the device used was listed as OnePlus 5. Remember, that’s how we got to know about the OnePlus 3T?
Setting the name aside for now, the OnePlus 5 is expected to awe us with its performance. A leak today got us a comparison of app load times OnePlus 5 and Google Pixel supposedly, where, as you’d expect, the next flagship of OnePlus blew the Pixel in almost all tests.
This could mean that the OnePlus 5 may feature UFS2.1, which is why it was able to beat the might king of performance the Google Pixel is, as the latter uses UFS2.0.
As shown above, the OnePlus 5 has beaten both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel XL in app launch times in most cases. Although the differences are not that great, this is a very essential feat to accomplish. Perhaps the OnePlus 5 will set the mark for being the fastest smartphone to date once it’s launched. Since this table is from an unverified source, do take it with a grain of salt.
As of now, the OnePlus 5 sits in the same bench as the Nokia 9 and the Xiaomi Mi6 in terms of performance, as revealed from a GeekBench listing.
We don’t have any official word on the specs that this device rocks, but we expect the Snapdragon 835 chipset to be used along with 6GB of even 8GB of RAM. The resolution of the device also remains to be seen. Whether it has changed from the traditional 1080p that the OEM has been using till date or whether OnePlus will finally make the move to QuadHD, we’re still left in the dark on this one.