OnePlus 4 Release Date: Since the days when smartphones made their way into the scenes, it has been ruled by the likes of Apple and Samsung. But things have started to change over the last few years. A number of smartphone making brands have found a strong foothold in this field as they have managed to produce some incredible smartphones and at a much lower price. Among those brands which have lately found themselves in a great position and in a place from where they can think of coming in competition with the likes of Samsung and Apple, we have Xiaomi and OnePlus.
Over the last few years the China-based brands have made a considerable progress and OnePlus is one of the biggest instances, if not the biggest one. They have come up with some eye-catching features in their smartphones and things are expected to be getting better with the release of the new OnePlus 4. The upcoming flagship device, according to the reports, has been slated to be one of the upgraded smartphone devices which will be available at a very reasonable price.
OnePlus over the last few years have been quite frequent in unveiling new smartphone devices. As it stands now, the release of the OnePlus 4 is not too far away although very recently they launched their flagship device OnePlus 3T which had some jaw-dropping features. OnePlus came into being for the first time in the year 2014 with their first smartphone. The phone was titled OnePlus One and it came out for sale in the month of June while the official unveiling took place in the month of April in 2014.
OnePlus followed it up with the second smartphone OnePlus 2 in the month of July a year later which was put up on sale in August 2015. Within a very short time OnePlus came up with OnePlus X in the month of November the same year. OnePlus 3 then followed in the month of June in 2016. And the last one in this series came out this year in the month of November. So if we have a closer look at the trend we get a somewhat blurred image of the whole scenario. There has been no trend as such as far as the release dates of the smartphones from OnePlus are concerned.
So we predict that the OnePlus 4 will perhaps come up in the month of June 2017. The summer of 2017 seems to be the probable release date of the upcoming flagship device of the smartphone for they have released smartphones during that time of the year previously. Also the fact that OnePlus 3T came up in the month of November this year, the Chinese smartphone making brand will require a bit of time in order to come up with an upgraded smartphone device. This is just a speculation and the OnePlus 4 release date could get delayed even further. In that case it will probably take place in the month of July next year. Possibilities are minimal that the revelation of the device will take place after that which sets June or July as the most plausible one.
OnePlus 4 Concept Design
Most of the smartphone making brands across the world are looking forward to making their device look attractive besides having updated specifications under the hood. And by the looks of it, OnePlus 3T has been quite impressive. Thus we can expect yet another attractive design from the house of OnePlus when their upcoming flagship device hits the market next year. The antenna design is one of the basic things where we can expect a major upgrade which is bound to make the device even more impressive. The device will perhaps be coming with a Waterproof Ceramic Metal Unibody design which is bound to make the device extremely durable.
The back of the phone will feature the rear camera which will assisted by a dual-tone LED flash. So these are definitely going to be a part of the design of the OnePlus 4 which is expected to be coming out in the middle of the year 2017. Also, the front facing dual screens are going to be a highlight in the new designs that of the OnePlus 4 that has been laid out lately. The device will have a dual edge display along with the Fingerprint scanner which was also one of the features in the design of the OnePlus 3T.
OnePlus 4 Specs and Features
Whenever news and updates come up regarding a new smartphone, the first thing that all the tech enthusiasts want to have a look in is the specs and features of the device. Rumours and speculations start to flood in regarding what the probable features of the device could be. And on a number of occasions we have seen that the rumours do turn out to be true. Following that trend number of speculation have already surfaced regarding the probable features of the OnePlus 4 and it has been revealed by most of those that the upcoming flagship device is definitely going to be one of the best once it hits the market within a few months’ time.
It is reported from various sources that the upcoming flagship device from the ShenZhen-based brand is going to come out with a Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood. Qualcomm is yet to roll out its latest processing unit but it’s scheduled to come out very soon which makes the possibilities of OnePlus 4 sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor are very high. Other smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 is also reported to be coming out with the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which makes the scenario very interesting as it will definitely bring in a great conflict between these smartphones. The Snapdragon 835 processor which is made out of the 10nm FinFET process will make the smartphone lightning fast which is going to make it a force to reckon with once it hits the market next year. Other rumours have suggested that it might come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor but chances of that happening are very low.
Along with the Snapdragon 835 processor, the OnePlus 4 is expected to be coming out with an Android Nougat 7.0 operating system couple with a 6 GB RAM. Reports are there that the OnePlus 4 might come out with an 8 GB RAM as well. It might happen that two variants of the device might come, one with a 6 GB RAM and the other with an 8 GB RAM. The internal storage of the device is probably going to be set at 128 GB for these variants. It is not yet sure whether a separate variant of the OnePlus 4 will come out with more internal storage or not. For that we have to keep on waiting for a bit as these are all speculations.
It is believed that the OnePlus 4 will come with a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. Reports are there that the device might come out with a higher display. So it remains to be seen whether OnePlus releases a later OnePlus 4T. If that happens OnePlus 4 might come with a 5.5-inch display. Also reports are there the device is going to support a 2K display resolution. The currently available smartphones from OnePlus support 1080p display resolution. So an upgradation in this sector is not going be too much of a surprise for all the users of smartphones across the world.
Coming to the camera features of OnePlus 4, it can be said that it is going to be even better than that of the OnePlus 3T. The recently launched device from OnePlus sports a 16-megapixel camera along with a number of sensors. The OnePlus 4 is expected to arrive on the market with a 22-megapixel or a 23-megapixel camera on the back which will also be assisted by an f/1.7 aperture, Phase Detection AutoFocus and OIS technology incorporated within it. It could also have a dual lens camera while a dual-tone LED flash is confirmed to feature in the OnePlus 4. The selfie shooter is expected to retain similar features as that of the OnePlus 3T.
The latest upcoming smartphone is expected to be backed up by a 4,000 mAh Li-ion non-removable battery. Also the device is expected to be coming out with a fast charging technology alongside the wireless charging facility. Along with these there are a number of additional features that are reported to be coming with the OnePlus 4. Fingerprint scanner is also expected to feature in the device and it might come on the front side of the camera. Along with these, other add-ons like the Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity sensor and Compass are all expected to feature in OnePlus 4.
OnePlus 4 Wishlist
It is beyond any question that all tech enthusiasts do have a wishlist whenever they come across a new smartphone. And when it is a brand like OnePlus, it is beyond any doubt that expectations are really going to be very high. The fans of the smartphones from OnePlus would definitely love to see is the incorporation of the Fingerprint scanner both on the Home button as well as on the back of the device. Also the users of the device would like to see the device sporting a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as a protective component of OnePlus which will prevent the device from getting damaged.
One thing we would like to have is the ability to expand the memory. The OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T come with no dedicated MircoSD card slot. And the consumers expect that the OnePlus 4 will come with an expandable memory. The device is expected to be incredible as far as the rear camera is concerned. But a better selfie camera is the order of the day. With all the video chats and other important things coming in these days the selfie camera is definitely one of the sections where we would like to see a major upgrade. Besides these a lighter device is something that the uses would love to have when the OnePlus 4 comes out on the market next year. So this is one of the sections where the manufacturers might have to get a look in to make the device one of the best in the world.
OnePlus 4 Price
The 64 GB variant of the OnePlus 3T came out with a price tag of $440 and the 128 GB one had a $515 price tag. The OnePlus One costs around $349 while the 64 GB variant of the OnePlus 2 costs around $389. It is expected that the OnePlus 4 will come with a price tag of around 32,000 INR which is equivalent to £300, $400 and AU$450.
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Is OnePlus 4 Going to be a Flagship Killer?
As we have seen, the upcoming flagship device from the China-based smartphone making brand will come out with some of the best possible attributes that a smartphone can have. And this makes OnePlus 4 as one of the most promising smartphone of the year 2017. And it is expected to be one of the flagship killers. There are enough reasons behind that.
If we take a look at the trend that OnePlus follows regarding the features of the smartphone, we can come to the conclusion that the smartphones boast of some of the best features that a smartphone can ever think of. Most of the specifications are very close to the features of the high-end handsets which are available on the market. In fact, the OnePlus 3T which the Chinese handset developers launched in the latter part of the year 2016, when pitted against Google Pixel XL emerges out as the better one. This is because of the fact that the smartphone costs much less than the Google Pixel while both are attributed with almost similar features. While Google Pixel had a price tag of $769, OnePlus 3T comes with a price tag of $439. Evidently the handset from OnePlus will be more affordable for the users.
Hence, there is every chance that the OnePlus 4 will turn out to be the flagship killer. The likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 8 and other flagship devices from popular brands across the world are going to have configurations very close to that of the OnePlus 4, but what will create the difference between the one from OnePlus and the others is the price tag. OnePlus has done a really great job in producing high-end smartphones at an affordable rate and this has been the prime reason behind the popularity that the smartphone developer has gained over the last few years.
The OnePlus 4 is expected to turn out to be one of the forces to reckon with as it might give the big names in the world of technology a run for their money. And for someone who is a follower of the smartphones manufactured by OnePlus, it’s a must-buy. They simply can’t afford to miss out on an opportunity to get hold of such an impressive smartphone. For others who are planning to get hold of a smartphone with high-end features and not ready to spend a lot, OnePlus 4 is the one that will suit them the best.