The successor to the best phone you’ve never heard comes this summer

The OnePlus 5, the successor to the OnePlus 3T, the best phone most people have never heard of, but hopefully have because you read Mashable obsessively, will launch this summer.

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OnePlus confirmed to Mashable the OnePlus 5 exists. The company told The Verge it’s skipping the “OnePlus 4” because the number four is considered unlucky (tetraphobia). In Chinese, four is pronounced very similarly to the word death.

This superstition is the same reason why many buildings in Asia skip the fourth floor. For example, if you hop into an elevator in China you probably won’t find a fourth floor button.

Another reason the company’s naming it the OnePlus 5 and not the OnePlus 4: some employees are apparently big fans of former NBA player Robert Horry, who donned “5” on his jersey. Uhh… sure.

Not much is known about the OnePlus 5. Rumor reports and leaks suggest the phone will come with a 5.5-inch QuadHD resolution screen (finally stepping up from 1080p), Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a larger 3,600 mAh battery.

It’s also probably safe to say the phone will run a very stock-like Android 7 Nougat augmented with OnePlus’s own customizable features.



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