OnePlus is definitely a company we need to pay attention to. Even with their first smartphone, the OnePlus One, this startup managed to deliver a device that was truly impressive. The OnePlus 2, OnePlus X and OnePlus 3 were even better. Rumor has it that the upcoming OnePlus 4 will be the greatest of them all, some even saying that it will be able to take on the battle with tech giants such as Samsung and Apple. Given Samsung’s latest failure with the Note 7, it shouldn’t be so hard to do. All OnePlus needs is to deliver a smartphone that won’t blow up. However, taking on the iPhone 7 or even next year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 will probably be tough to do.
So far, rumor has it that the OnePlus 4 will come with a number of new features, including the 3D touch we have only seen on the iPhone up until now. It is also said to come with a 4K OLED display, a 5.5-inch touchscreen, and, of course, the Android Nougat 7.0 or later version. As far as the internal features go, people expect the OnePlus 4 to excel in this area too, given the fact that it is rumored to come with the latest Snapdragon chipset. The upcoming OnePlus flagship is expected to include GB of RAM which is quite appealing, given the fact that the handsets that are considered to be this year’s flagships came with only 2 or 4GB of RAM. The rumored 256GB internal storage and the possibility to further extend the storage of the gadget via a microSD card slot are also impressive, just as the 4000mAh battery of the OnePlus 4.
Other rumored features include a 22MP or possibly even a 23MP back camera, which is an improvement considering the 16MP camera of the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 4 is expected to cost somewhere between $400-$450. Even though this is more expensive than the previous versions were, it still is a very good price range, especially if we think of other smartphones with the same specs. This kind of features are usually found in flagships that cost at least $650- $700, so having them for only a little more than half the price, would be great. If OnePlus really manages to deliver such a handset, we might just see Samsung and Apple fans switch to the Chinese startup instead. The OP 4 is expected to launch at the beginning of next year, so there are only a few months left before we can see for ourselves what it really has to offer.