The OnePlus brand has been known as the “flagship killer.” Since its first product release, the company has strived to release cheap yet very capable smartphones. The current flagship is the OnePlus 3T which sports the Snapdragon 821 SoC and costs far less than that of a Galaxy or any other Android phone. Rumor has it that the next flagship inline will be the OnePlus 5, skipping the number four because the Chinese deemed the number unlucky.
Unfortunately, for now, the OnePlus 5 is still shrouded in mystery. However, there have been some leaks of late showing what the phone might look like on release. Furthermore, some of the purported specs of the OnePlus 5 have been shared many times over the Internet. Now, a new type of leak for the phone has surfaced the web-o-sphere. It seems like some of the images taken with an alleged OnePlus 5 unit made their way online.
According to True Tech, their source has sent them some images of what appears to be just normal photos. However, on closer inspection, it was revealed that the said images were taken using a camera belonging to a OnePlus 5.
From the images’ EXIF data, one can see that the photos originated from China; based on the latitude and longitude values. Furthermore, it also clearly shows that the device in question is a OnePlus with the model number A5000. These bits of information led many to believe that the OnePlus 5 is now currently being tested in China, where the phone will be manufactured.
One final bit that the leaks show, although not that obvious, is the blur on one of the images. Smartphone camera sensors, due to their sizes, have difficulties in rendering bokeh compared to a larger camera. One of the images showing what appeared to be foreground and background blurs can only suggest that the device sports a dual-sensor camera setup.
The OnePlus 5 is said to sport the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm. This chip will be paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of flash storage. As for the display, the 5.5-inch AMOLED panel will have a resolution of 1440x2560pixels. When released, the phone will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Readers are urged to take this bit of information with a grain of salt. EXIF data, just like any other type of data can be easily fabricated. Unless these data came from OnePlus itself, it should not be taken too seriously.
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