Leaked Benchmarks Are Suggesting That OnePlus 5 Will Be More Powerful Than Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium are currently the only phones on the market that ship with a Shapdragon 835 SoC, which is the most powerful system-on-chip Qualcomm has ever made. The processor has helped Galaxy S8 to jump on the top ranks on the benchmark charts since its launch, but it seems that it won’t be for long.

GSMArena obtained some leaked benchmarks of the upcoming OnePlus 5 and these Geekbench marks show that OnePlus 5 will be faster in multicore performance. The listing suggested that single core score of OnePlus 5 is a very respectable 1963, but more impressively, its multicore score is massive 6687, which is higher than almost all flagship phones in the market including the S8, iPhone 7 Plus, and even Sony’s XZ Premium.

In single core performance, the phone lagged behind Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8, but multi-thread scores make it clear that OnePlus 5 will be a fast phone overall.

Credit: GSMArena

Apart from the performance scores, the leaked screenshots are also suggesting that OnePLus 5 will run Android 7.1.1 based on Oxygen OS.

The company has announced that OnePlus 5 will be launched ‘Sometime this summer’, considering the phone’s performance scores it will be interesting to see how OnePlus sells in the market compared to Galaxy S8.

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OnePlus 5 May Come With 8GB RAM, 256 GB Storage And Will Cost Far Less Than Galaxy S8

Current OnePlus flagship, the 3T is a great phone will good performance, decent camera and a long-lasting battery that costs far less than similarly specced Android flagship. Now that some leaks about the upcoming successor are out, it looks like OnePlus will want to do the same with OnePlus 5 too. Let’s discuss everything we know about the phone in this post.

Release Date

Although OnePlus is not a company that releases phones annually, it seems that the OnePlus 5 will be coming sometime the summer of 2017 as the company confirmed to The Verge. We expect the phone to come out on the end of June or at the beginning of July. One great thing about phone maker is that customers won’t have to wait too long to buy them as usually OnePlus’ public availability is far closer to release date compared to iPhones or Android flagships.

Leaked image of OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 Specifications

OnePlus 3, 3T and even OnePlus 2 have packed a serious punch for the price including a decent sized battery, fastest available mobile processors and more than enough RAM to make sure than phones perform on par with other big names such as Galaxy S7 or HTC One 10.

As per some recent leaks, we can be sure that the OnePlus 5 won’t disappoint. The phone will come with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display that will have either a Full HD or a QHD resolution, the latter might result in a vastly improved mobile VR experience. Some reports also state that the screen may be slightly curved similar to Galaxy S8 and the Mi 6.

As per a post on Chinese social network Weibo, the phone will come with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, however, we may also see another version of the phone which will pack 8 GB RAM with 256 GB internal non-expandible storage.

The post also said that phone will come with a fingerprint sensor in front and a slightly larger 3600 mAh battery which will support Dash Charging technology.

OnePlus may also sport two rear cameras just like LG G6, but we don’t have any further details about camera specs.

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OnePlus 5 May Come With 8GB of RAM And Snapdragon 835 SoC

OnePlus is expected to launch OnePlus 5 this year. There have been many rumors regarding it and some new leaks have suggested new Specifications for the phone.

A Chinese site PcPop stated that the OnePlus 5 will be powered by Snapdragon 835 Processor along with a stunning 8 GB RAM. The report said that the bezel will be slimmer than its predecessor, although there will be navigation keys. The fingerprint sensor will be placed on the back of the smartphone.

According to the report, OnePlus 5 will feature a 5.5-inch 2K display (1080×2048 pixels) display along with 23 MP back camera with features like optical image stabilization, zoom, and fast flash.

Earlier reports had indicated the smartphone featuring dual edge screen with 16 MP front camera. The internal storage on the smartphone is expected to be 256 GB. Earlier reports had indicated the smartphone featuring a ceramic body like the Xiaomi Mi MIX.

The OnePlus 5 is expected to be launched in the latter half of this year. The pricing of the device is unknown as of now. Although the company might follow it’s trend of offering high-end smartphone in the mid-range budget.

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OnePlus And Meizu Are Reportedly Cheating In Benchmark Tests

As we discussed recently, OnePlus 3T is one of the most powerful smartphones when it comes to benchmark performance, but it looks like they are not as powerful as OnePlus shows.

Folks at XDA-Developers recently reported that two phone makers have been tweaking some of their top selling performance including OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 and Meizu’s flagship phone, Meizu Pro 6.

Unlike standard testing optimizations, where the CPU stays on the same profile for all apps, these makers have modified their phones to automatically switch their processors into an overdrive mode whenever any widely used benchmark is detected running.

This nature of performance can be observed when monitoring differences in CPU Activity between running regular, non benchmark related apps and running benchmark apps.

While the work method is similar for both makers, they have used a different approach to accomplish this.

OnePlus programs their big and small processor cores to idle at 0.31 GHz for the non-benchmark tool, but whenever any benchmark is launched, the processing power is increased to 1.29GHz and 0.98 GHz respectively for big and small cores. OnePlus has hard coded some popular benchmark tools, including AnTuTu, Androbench, GFXBench etc. to the Operating System firmware.

Meizu, on the other hand, only activates the bigger cores of the phone when a synthetic benchmark is running. Meaning, most regular apps rely on smaller, slower core most of the time, but whenever any benchmark is run, the company makes sure that it is running on the bigger cores for higher test scores.

The report also discussed many popular smartphone makes were not caught cheating on benchmark tests; these makes include Google, Xiaomi, Huawei, Honor and Sony.

What do you think about makes cheating in benchmark scores? Share with others in the comments below.

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