OnePlus 5 Release Date, Specs, Features, News & Update: No More OnePlus 4? OnePlus 3 Has New Successor; 2017 Launch Confirmed?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Dec 07, 2016 07:34 PM EST

OnePlus 4 hasn't even made its debut yet, but surprisingly there are talks surrounding a new phone - OnePlus 5. According to latest reports, fans may no longer have OnePlus 4 as the successor to OnePlus 3 but will skip to the OnePlus 5 moniker instead.

According to PhoneRadar, OnePlus 4 will no longer be the next to be introduced as a 2017 release from the Chinese smartphone company. Instead, the company will reportedly launch the OnePlus 5 in its place and that's because the number four is considered unlucky in Chinese superstition. OnePlus may not be the only company to observe this name game since other mobile phone brands have observed this before.

Specifically, OnePlus belongs to BBK Electronics, which also owns Chinese brands like Oppo and Vivo. Models under the lineup never had the number four in its smartphone model name -- case in point, Vivo V3 and V5. As for the specs, latest murmurs suggest that the OnePlus 5 will sport a ceramic casing. This may give the device an interesting design but this is not something new for the company. The 2015 OnePlus X also had the same casing material. According to sources, OnePlus will be employing the same people who gave Xiaomi Mi Mix its creaming housing.

As for what's under the hood, OnePlus 5 is tipped to come with a Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with a 6 GB of RAM. In addition, it was also said that the device will sport a 5.5 inches of Quad HD AMOLED display. According to Know Your Mobile, OnePlus 3's successor should be out sometime in the second quarter of 2017, which means that fans can expect for the phone to be released between April and June.

So far, not much is known about OnePlus 5 but fans can expect more details about it in the coming months. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more updates!

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