OnePlus 5 to use Snapdragon 835
Snapdragon 835 will power OnePlus' next flagship smartphone OnePlus

OnePlus' next flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as the phone eyes to deliver smooth, powerful and efficient performance.

South Korean giant Samsung is also using this processor inside the China and US-bound Galaxy S8 and S8+ models. The processor was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year in January. Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 835 is 35% smaller and uses 25% less power than Snapdragon 820.

In a blog post on Tuesday (16 May), OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau said with Snapdragon 835 running inside the OnePlus 5, the graphically-demanding apps will load and run fast. He explained one of the main areas where the company wanted to see improvement with Snapdragon 835 processor was touch latency.

"Our engineers tested why scrolling occasionally differed between phones. There wasn't a lot of precedent for them to work with – no benchmarks, no industry case studies to learn from. So we used a special high-speed camera to track screen movements and measure input speeds. As a result, apps respond quickly to your touch for a seamless user experience," said Lau.

To improve the smoothness of the smartphone, the company has added a feature to OxygenOS to help manage the way the apps perform. With this feature the most used apps would be ready when the OnePlus 5 turns on. And the apps that are used rarely will be deprioritised.

"These are just some examples, of course. But they illustrate how obsessively we pay attention to the details when optimizing the performance of OnePlus products. We're driven to perfect even the smallest aspects of our products. And when you get your hands on the OnePlus 5, we hope you'll notice the difference," added Lau.

OnePlus had earlier confirmed that OnePlus 5, which is the successor to OnePlus 3T and 3, would hit the market this summer.