A day before the reveal of the OnePlus 5 to the masses in a special release and pricing event, most of the phone’s details have leaked.
We’re fairly certain we’ve got the whole picture now -or at least enough to make a few early judgements on how this phone should perform on the market.
Is the OnePlus 5 going to be the budget-friendly hero phone-killer of the company’s yesteryear? Not really – but it will be a device that’s worth investigating…
With the OnePlus 3T, the company took a chance at a higher pricing tier. One hundred dollars more than the OnePlus 3 – that was the increase between generations.
And it wasn’t even a yearly generation upgrade, it was June 2016 to December 2016. Now we’re back in June in the year 2017, and it’s apparently time to bump the price of this smartphone again.
The OnePlus 5 will skip the number 4 because the number 4 is unlucky. The number 4 is unlucky because of its pronunciation in several Asian languages – the word pinyin sì is 4, while pinyin sǐ is death. As such, there is no OnePlus 4, only 5.
The OnePlus 5 is going to have a price adjustment upward over the OnePlus 3T. So says The Verge in a feature done in collaboration with OnePlus. The specs need to match the price increase – as does the presentation.
At this point in history in smartphone sales, the presentation is just as important as the specs. This is true especially since the processors are already more powerful than we’ll ever need in a smartphone for the functions it’s useful for, and the mobile cameras are as good as any point-and-shooter.
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