OnePlus 4 Release Date, News & Update: 2017 Launch Confirmed; Snapdragon 830 Chipset On-Board! Impressive Specs & Features Revealed

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 01, 2016 08:29 PM EDT

OnePlus 4 is another hotly anticipated release from the Chinese phone manufacturing firm, considering this year's iteration has been well-received. Although OnePlus 3 features impressive specs without the hefty price tag, fans believe that there is still room for improvement in the form of OnePlus 4.

The tech company hasn't confirmed the existence of OnePlus 4, but according to a trusted source who took the rumor to Weibo, the smartphone is expected to release in summer of 2017. This would make sense to many since OnePlus 3 also made its debut in summer of this year.

OnePlus 4 is also rumored to have a Snapdragon 830 chipset from Qualcomm. Although the 830 processor hasn't been officially released yet, it is expected to be ready by 2017 and most Android flagships should have it on board. If this rumor proves to be true, OnePlus 4 is expected to be more efficient in performance and battery compared to Snapdragon 820 or 821.

Tipster "i ice universe," who shared the latest report has a mixed track record, and so the reports should be taken with a grain of salt. As per Trusted Reviews, OnePlus 4's rumored release date and specs could be just a simple guess from the tipster. It's likely that the device will be released in summer as it has become OnePlus' chosen release window. In addition, Snapdragon 830 is already expected since most devices coming out next year are assumed to have this chipset model.

OnePlus has remained quiet when it comes to OnePlus 4, but it is now widely believed that the company will not follow in the footsteps of Apple when it comes to dealing with standard audio jacks. OnePlus CEO Carl Pei recently did a survey on Twitter, asking if people like headphone jacks. This was taken as a hint that OnePlus 4 could keep the standard feature instead of removing it - a big step taken by Apple recently when it introduced the iPhone 7 series.

For now, there is nothing conclusive about OnePlus 4 just yet but it is expected that sooner or later, the company should announce something big since there is so much hype surrounding the device. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more updates.

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