OnePlus 4 release date, specs rumors: Smartphone to compete with iPhone 7? May be equipped with Snapdragon 830, 8 GB RAM and OLED display

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With OnePlus 3 hitting the market this year, talks about its next iteration, the OnePlus 4, are gaining traction in the rumor mill. It is predicted that the flagship device may compete with Apple’s iPhone 7.

According to reports, the next model in the series may be powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 system-on-chip, partnered with a stunning 8 GB of random access memory (RAM), up to 256 GB microSD external storage capability and a 4,000 mAh battery.

The processor is believed to be built on the 10-nanometer process, which is apparently the first chipset to have such technology. It may also have a refined Kryo cores for improved performance and power consumption, as well as an upgrade to the Adreno 530 graphics processing unit (GPU) found in the latest available Snapdragon 820.

Moreover, the OnePlus 4 may also be powered by Google’s latest operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat and equipped with a more impressive camera than its predecessor. In comparison to OnePlus 3’s 16-megapixel rear lens, the touted upcoming smartphone may have a 23-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with Sony’s sensor integrated.

In addition, it is predicted to be the first handset to feature a 4K resolution with a so-called Optic OLED screen in a 5.5-inch display. It may also have support for 3-D technology, a pressure-sensitive display, wireless charging, and could be encased in an aluminum unibody. The design allegedly follows a modular one which will allow users to connect different modules into it and offers a myriad of functions and customization.

Although it may go head-to-head with Apple’s latest flagship offering which is priced at approximately $899, OnePlus 4 is said to be more affordable as it will only cost around $300 to $400.

Some predict that it will be rolled out in 2017, sometime between April and May. However, since there is no official confirmation yet from the manufacturer, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.