OnePlus has been gaining traction ever since it came on the market because of the release of decent-enough smartphones. The company has been slowly climbing up the ladder, but how will the OnePlus 4 stack up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8?
Both phones are not out yet, and there isn't much official information to go by. However, rumors do tell a lot about what we could expect from these devices when they hit store shelves in 2017, and it makes us extremely excited.
OnePlus 4 Specs Rumors
Rumors suggest the handset is a major flagship that's capable of releasing alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and competing well. It's a bit difficult to believe the OnePlus 4 could survive against Samsung's next piece of awesomeness, unless the S8 catches fire like its predecessor.
The OnePlus 4 could boast a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. The screen is expected to be Optic AMOLED, and should be able to display 4K content without a hitch. Furthermore, the display could support 3D video in an effort to enhance gaming and other video-based content.
Now, the previous OnePlus came with 6 GB of RAM, but this new device will take things a bit further. How would you like a smartphone with 8 GB of RAM? That's the rumored capacity of the OnePlus 4. In terms of the processor, Qualcomm might provide the smartphone with Snapdragon 830 as the main brain.
OnePlus 4 Camera
OnePlus isn't well known for having spectacular cameras. A lot of megapixels, yes, but the overall quality leaves a lot to be desired. However, it would seem the company wants to change things with the OnePlus 4.
Apparently, the new smartphone may come packed with a 23-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel camera at the front for taking selfies. The main camera is expected to be capable of taking 4K video, which isn't too surprising considering 4K is all the rage these days.
In terms of battery life, expect a meaty 4000 mAh battery to keep the device going.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs And Features
We loved the Samsung Galaxy S7, for in many ways, it had everything we wanted in a smartphone. Still, there is always room for improvements, and Samsung could highlight this with the Galaxy S8.
According to information from TechRadar, the Galaxy S8 could come with a 4K screen and 6 GB of RAM. At the heart of the device, we could see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor, and an improved camera for those special shots. Leaks suggest there will be two versions, one with a 5.1-inch display, and the other with a 5.5-inch display. Both will be curved, which is rather interesting if it turns out to be true.
Will it have the much talked-about explosion feature?
That wasn't popular with the Galaxy Note 7, so in order to move to a different direction, Samsung could decide to get the batteries for the Galaxy S8 elsewhere. We understand the company might decide to contract LG to provide the batteries, but for how long, we're not sure.
SamMobile made an interesting article recently where it claims Samsung will do away with the ARM-based GPU. The company could tap Nvidia or AMD to provide this important aspect of the smartphone, which could suggest Samsung is buffing up the device to deliver high-quality games and great 4K visuals.
Overall, both devices from the rumored specs are exciting, and we can't wait for the official information to trickle out come 2017.