OnePlus is taking an interesting approach with its next-generation smartphone.
The Chinese manufacturer is reportedly gearing up to start production for its 2017 flagship handset and it seems the company might skip the ‘four’ and follow up the 3T straight with the OnePlus 5.
The unusual decision purportedly has to do with an old Chinese superstition – more commonly known as tetraphobia – which associates the number ‘four’ with bad luck.
The phonemaker isn’t counting solely on good luck though. Among other things, the OnePlus 5 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch 2K resolution display, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835, 3,000mAh battery as well as 23MP rear-facing camera, Chinese outlet PC Pop reports.
The publication further said the flagship could come with 8GB of RAM – 2GB more than the 3T’s 6GB configuration.
But more interestingly, the new device could significantly diverge from previous OnePlus designs. Rumors suggest the handset will have little to no bezel and will likely also move the fingerprint scanner to the back – much like the Samsung Galaxy S8. But it might also retain its capacitive buttons on the front.
It remains unclear when and at what price the OnePlus 5 will land, but we’ll let you know as soon as we learn more.