OnePlus 5 spotted on Chinese regulation site, name confirmed

OnePlus 5 Concept
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The OnePlus 5’s name may have just gotten confirmed thanks to a listing on China’s Radio Regulation Authority site. A handset called the OnePlus A5000 has popped up in the agency’s database, leading many to believe that it could be the brand’s next big phone.

Evidence for this comes in the form of OnePlus’ past naming conventions. The OnePlus 3 had the model number A3000 and the OnePlus 3T was called the A3010. It follows that the A5000 refers to the OnePlus 5 rather than OnePlus 4 as would be expected.

OnePlus is rumored to be skipping the number 4 because it is considered unlucky in China. Moreover, it’s released 4 flagship handsets so far namely the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T. In that light, its next top-of-the-line offering will be its fifth flagship phone.

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Other than a detailed inventory of all the wireless bands supported by the OnePlus device, not much else can be garnered from the listing. The latest set of leaks suggest that it’ll feature specs like a 5.5-inch 2K panel which could be curved on both edges. It may also sport a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, a 23MP camera with OIS, a 3000mAh battery, and nearly non-existent bezels.

OnePlus’ borderless approach might force it to relocate the fingerprint reader to the back. The firm may further devote room for capacitive buttons on the front, replacing the standard oval home button with a OnePlus logo-shaped one.