We’re only days away from the official launch of the OnePlus 5 and yet we continue to hear more rumors about the handset. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has apparently hinted on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, that the company’s next-generation flagship smartphone is going to feature faster UFS storage.

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If this is true, the OnePlus 5 is going to have the faster standard of internal storage as opposed to current alternatives that are quite a bit slower. Moreover, it comes at a time when both Huawei and Samsung have taken flak for claiming that their flagship smartphones had UFS storage.

Huawei tried to deny at first that there were memory chips of different standards in Huawei P10 units before it finally accepted that not all units had UFS 2.0 storage. The company later apologized for its handling of the controversy as well.

While Samsung didn’t do any of that, it did quietly remove the mention of UFS 2.1 storage for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from its website after Huawei received much criticism for its actions.

So OnePlus can play it off as yet another selling point for its new “flagship killer” smartphone if it’s really going to feature the faster UFS 2.1 memory standard. We’ll only know for sure once the official announcement about this handset is made.

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5.5"
  • 1920x1080
  • AMOLED
  • 401 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
3300 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
6GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 835
  • None
Price
~$335 - Amazon
Weight
153 g
Launched in
2017-06-20
Storage (GB)
  • 64
  • 128
Oneplus 5 Review
Score: 9/10
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