OnePlus 4 Overview and a list of specs
OnePlus 4 has managed to consistently stand out from the already-saturated Smartphone manufacturers’ crowd by offering high-end hardware at a price that is appealing to customers from all price bands. But merely stating is an understatement. The company often out-specs rivals with its ‘Never Settle’ mantra and clearly puts time and thought into its phones, yet, still manages to sell them for less. Let’s take the recently unveiled OnePlus 3T. Touted as the successor to the OnePlus 3, it has been received half-heartedly, with speculations rife that the next “flagship killer” is around the corner. Rumours are circulating in the absence of concrete proof that the full successor to the OnePlus 3, the speculated OnePlus4, would be an even more dominating device, possibly being powerful enough to give the upcoming iPhone 8 a run for its money.
Before we go on to the OnePlus 4, we must admit that the OnePlus 3, which has a massive 6GB of RAM, along with a premium build and high-end specs throughout, all for just US$399, around Rs. 32,000 is an excellent buy even for the most eclectic customer. Considering the power and specs of the last three OnePlus flagships, there is a good chance that the OnePlus4 would carry an almost insane spec sheet.
The flagship OnePlus 4 is speculated to feature an all-glass design. A return to all-glass flagship designs seems to be the theme for 2017, with the 10th anniversary iPhone rumoured to incorporate the same feature. The OnePlus 3 also delivered a premium, solid and metal casing, with a fingerprint sensor that is positioned on the front, a large rear camera on the rear and a USB Type-C at the bottom. A slimmer bezel will allow the OnePlus 4 to sport a more compact frame even though it houses a 5.5-inch display. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, a rival, also boasts of a 5.5-inch screen, incidentally. We would not be too surprised if an iris scanner was incorporated as well.
A size reduction to 5.3-inches has been suggested, putting it between the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3 in terms of size. The OnePlus 2 had an LCD screen, while the two newer models have Optic AMOLED, but all three have a pixel density of 401ppi. Also, a resolution increase to Quad HD has been claimed which will result in a pixel density of 554ppi. To up its game, the OnePlus will probably sport a 4K display.
Expect a rear 16MP and an 8MP front camera with optical image stabilisation and plenty of other features. Speculations has it that the OnePlus 4 would feature an upgraded 12-MP sensor akin to those found on Samsung’s flagships.
OnePlus 4 could feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or 835 processor, along with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The SD835 chip is due this year and it will come with Quick Charge 4.0, but Qualcomm hasn’t detailed the exact date of release. The current OnePlus 3T has 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options so they aren’t numbers we haven’t seen before. An increase to 8GB of RAM is evident and makes sense. A 4000mAh battery capacity has also been suggested
The OnePlus 4 will most likely launch on OxygenOS, like its predecessor, but the software is likely to be a customised version of Android Nougat out of the box. OnePlus One was launched in April 2014, while the OnePlus 2 in July 2015 and OnePlus 3 in June 2016. Judging by the trend the company is following, the OnePlus 4 release date is set for mid-2017, probably at the Mobile World Congress later this year.