OnePlus 5 coming in summer
OnePlus 5 is coming this summer OnePlus

The next flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus is arriving this summer. According to a new report, OnePlus has confirmed that its next Android phone will be called the OnePlus 5.

Earlier this week, the company's co-founder Pete Lau posted on Weibo to tease the company's next major smartphone. OnePlus has now confirmed to the Verge that the device it is working on is a successor to the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3.

The report also alleges that the device will arrive in the Summer, but does not provide a specific launch date. For those wondering why the device is called OnePlus 5 instead of OnePlus 4, the reason given is that the number four is considered to be unlucky in China.

Judging by early rumours, the OnePlus 5 is expected to sport a 5.5in screen featuring 2K resolution. Other key elements are Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, 8GB of RAM, a dual-lens 23 megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation and a 3,000mAh battery.

OnePlus sells its devices with a considerably lesser price tag than the offerings from Google, Samsung or Apple. The OnePlus 3 and its upgraded version, the 3T, are considered to be among the best smartphones released last year.