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A new leak coming from China sheds some light on the hardware features of OnePlus' upcoming flagship handset.

According to the disclosure by Chinese website PCPop, the OnePlus 5 is expected to come with the same screen size as the OnePlus 3T, at 5.5in, but with 2K resolution. This runs contrary to previous a rumour which claimed the use of a dual-edge screen as seen in Samsung's new Galaxy S8.

The phone is expected to use the Snapdragon 835 processor. Samsung too uses this in its new the S8.

Other rumoured key elements of the handset are 8GB of RAM and a 23 megapixel camera at the back with features including optical image stabilisation. The phone might have a thickness of just 7mm, which makes it slightly thinner than the OnePlus 3T. But this reduces the battery size of the OnePlus 5 to 3,000mAh, as opposed to the 3,400mAh battery in the 3T.

The report further mentions about navigation keys, slim bezel and fingerprint scanner positioned at the rear of the device.

A previous rumour hinted the smartphone might have a 16 megapixel front camera, Type-C USB port and 256GB storage space.

For those who are wondering why the next flagship is dubbed OnePlus 5 instead of OnePlus 4, the speculation is that number 4 is considered bad luck in China reportedly prompting the company to take a leap in terms of the version number for the handset.