OnePlus confirms Snapdragon 835 for OnePlus 5, addresses two efforts to improve user experience

The OnePlus 5 can’t get here soon enough. OnePlus has confirmed a summer launch for the device, in line with previous device launches such as the OnePlus 3, for example, alongside of a “working on a smartphone” teaser and recently, a discussion of five colors and the words “what 5hould the color of your next phone be” with Black, Gold, Bluish Purple, and Red beneath it on Twitter.

All of this adds up to an upcoming smartphone with colors. And yet, interested buyers want to know what else, colors aside, the handset will have to offer. The company known for its affordable flagships has wasted little time, as OnePlus took to things to its own blog to confirm the use of Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC for the OnePlus 5 while providing a little more insight into what changes the OnePlus 5 will have over its predecessors (OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T).

First, OnePlus confirmed the use of the Snapdragon 835, the high-end processor that will grace most high-end Android handsets on the market (some Samsung Exynos-powered handsets aside). Next, OnePlus has optimized performance of its devices by adding an apps manager to the OnePlus 5 as well as improved touch latency and scrolling smoothness.

OnePlus has said in a USA Today interview that it believes Android OEMs don’t care all that much about their customers, and the company aims to chart a different path. Hardware greatness without optimization and efficiency in user performance renders a device with all the potential in the world helpless.

The OnePlus 5 is expected to retain the use of aluminum metal in its build quality (though eliminating the antenna lines on the back cover), with an earlier render showing a metal back cover with dual rear cameras. And a few days ago, we heard that OnePlus intends to work with photography expert DxOMark Mobile to improve its camera output. Perhaps photography performance is in greater demand and holds greater interest than OnePlus’ return to the metal build quality of its predecessors.

SOURCE [OnePlus Forums]
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