Summer this year will see the eagerly awaited smartphone release from two of the most ambitious device makers of today. Apple is set to release their 10th anniversary iPhone 8 which is bound to come with some awesome features and design language that no other mobile manufacturer have yet explored such as edge to edge display. OnePlus on the other hand is a lesser well known Chinese phone manufacturer which has been gaining a lot of interest from tech enthusiast over the pass few years and this year it may just release the worlds first device with 8GB RAM. Here’s the spec according to rumours and leaks from industry experts…
|OnePlus 5||iPhone 8|
|Screen||5-5-Inch LCD Full HD||5.5-Inch OLED Full HD|
|Processor||Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835|
|Storage||64GB & 128GB||64GB, 128GB & 246GB|
|SIM||Dual SIM||Single SIM|
|Battery||3,500 mAh||2,000 mAh|
|Camera||23MP (Front) 16MP (Back)||16MP (Front) 12MP (Back)|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 5, Water & Dust proof||Gorilla Glass 5, Water & Dust proof|
|Built||Alluminium unibody||Stainless steel & glass|
|Charging||Fast Charge||Wireless Charge|
|Connector||USB-C, Earphone jack||USB-C|
|Price||£450 – £500||£850 – £1,000|
If the above rumoured specifications are correct then these devices are sure to make the current flagship from Samsung (the Galaxy S8) to feel rather dated and move it out of the spotlight. Which device interest you the most? It’s the OnePlus 5 for me due to the awesome RAM, lower price and the dual sim feature, which is an absolute must for me.
Both OnePlus and Apple are most likely going to unveil their 2017 flagship mobile device by July this year, my advise to anyone considering purchasing or upgrading their smartphone is to hold tight and wait for these manufacturers to release their flagships before you make the jump, otherwise you might just regret it.
Nazrul Hoque – 03 May 2017
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