OnePlus Talks About Performance on the Upcoming OnePlus 5

OnePlus Talks About Performance on the Upcoming OnePlus 5

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Android OEMs rarely speak about their phones before the device launches officially, instead choosing to rely on cryptic marketing and advertisements to generate and maintain excitement for the unannounced product. So it is always a surprise to have an OEM violate this convention of remaining tight-lipped about future releases by disclosing specific details.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to the OnePlus forums to talk about the upcoming OnePlus 5. His post talks about the performance on the device and how OnePlus took a few steps to continue improving the product which will be their next flagship. Inadvertently, the name ‘OnePlus 5’ has also been used officially, confirming that the next device will skip over the ‘OnePlus 4’ moniker.

The OnePlus 5 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC as confirmed by OnePlus themselves (and guessed by everyone else). This sets the stage for the device to at least stand against the other flagships coming out in 2017 in terms of performance.

Outside of hardware, OnePlus is also focusing on software to improve and deliver on the performance of the device. In order to learn from the touch latency issues on the OnePlus 3, OnePlus employed a special high-speed camera to track screen movements and measure input speeds. The company did not mention what steps they took exactly to fix the issue after that, but mention that “as a result”, apps respond quickly to touch for a seamless user experience.

OxygenOS on the OnePlus 5 also sees some improvements to aid the overall feeling of smoothness. OnePlus engineers added a feature to OxygenOS that supposedly lets it manage the way apps perform. Most frequently used apps are “ready to go” when you turn on the device, while the least used apps are de-prioritized to keep them from affecting device performance. The company did not expand beyond this, but we’d like to speculate that this appears to be a form of preloading mechanism like a boot manager instead of conventional memory management as it appears to be working on device startup only. How this pans out in real world user experience will be seen when the device becomes official.

What are your thoughts on the OnePlus 5 and the changes made official so far? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: OnePlus Forums