oneplus 5

The flagship killer, OnePlus 5 is expected to mark its entry into this year’s uber-competitive market soon enough. While we had already been briefed about Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 being the processing core of the smartphone, we have now learned that it will also be the very first flagship smartphone to come packed with the ever-powerful chip in India.

Now, you must be thinking, but wait, how can this be the first flagship smartphone with the Snapdragon 835 processor? Haven’t we already received the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup? It includes the aforementioned chip to power the gorgeous smartphone, right?

You’re sadly mistaken, my friend. The Korean hardware giant announced that its S-series flagship device will be powered by a 10nm processor. But, it didn’t exactly specify on stage which geographical location will receive either of the options. And the India variant, you should already know, is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 processor. I’m not saying that the said processor is lower in standards, it is just that Qualcomm processors have a different reputation in the market.

Thus, Qualcomm India has today tweeted out to confirm that the OnePlus 5 will be powered by the latest and greatest from them. It was already confirmed by the Chinese company’s CEO Pete Lau that the smartphone will include the Snapdragon 835. But, we were not entirely sure whether OnePlus 5 equipped with the said processor will come to the country or not. Our apprehensions have been kicked to the curb and match the CEO, who earlier 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 precedent 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

In addition to the aforementioned info, OnePlus has also confirmed that it will be working with DxoMark to deliver one of the best camera experiences on a flagship device. The crown is currently held by HTC U 11, which has been awarded a 90 rating, higher than Galaxy S8, by the agency. This doesn’t necessarily ensure better photo/video quality but it will definitely be an improvement over its predecessor — which isn’t OnePlus 4.

Other rumored specifications of the OnePlus 5 suggest that the device will sport a 5.5-inch display, a dual rear-camera setup and a 16-megapixel front camera lens. It will include 64GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM, coupled with 4,000 mAH of battery.

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