OnePlus 5 teaser suggests it's smaller than the 3T

02 June 2017
Hiding in the shadows, the OnePlus 5 might also have a dual-edge screen.

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Bezel can be easily fixed with some bulky ugly rubber case to prevent accidental touches, like I had to do on my OP3T :) .

  • Ding ding

This kind of tease just like first Oneplus, we are all was hoping for smaller body with same size of display and unfortunately it turns to be dissapointed

  • finophile

no bezel ... well then, its hard enough to hold modern phones properly now without your hand impinging on the screen ... If you want a bigger screen get a tablet

  • AnonD-667320

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2017"Screen size is only half the reasons phones are big - the other... moreI agree with most of what you say. I am not sure though whether its users who demanded a larger screen and thinner phones. Look at how most people end up having ugly bulky cases and covers over their shiny thin phones.

I recently found my old iPhone 4s and was amazed at how it felt in the hand. The screen was crisp to read too.

High on my wish list is

Thick but small form factor phones which pack a large capacity battery and excellent optics (which require depth). I wonder what happened to clamshells. Forget clamshells, when you can have laptops that flip 360° to convert into tablets, why can we have a single great camera that flips over for selfies and at any angles for photos at crowded places?

  • AnonD-647900

LOL watch this phone look like last years S7 Edge but with a much smaller battery and possible dual cams.

  • sunit

If this ever happens , it is going to be my new device . I like 3 and 3t but due to screen size kept back from buying...
Hope this news is true , fingers crossed.

  • AnonD-568493

-------"Screen size is only half the reasons phones are big - the other half is chunky bezels."

This is an absurd statement in the article. A phone with a 5.5" screen even if it had no bezels would be far larger than the original smartphones (Nexus One, original iPhone, etc.). Look at any phone, even with "large" bezels, 85% of the size of the device is the screen size. It's the screen that makes it big.

The reason phones have gotten so large is because people want larger and larger screens, not because bezels are growing or something ridiculous like that. Sure as phones get larger, because people want larger screens, some of that increase could be compensated for by smaller bezels (but shrinking them has larger been a technological limitation).

Further, the other reason phones are so large is because people (especially Apple--and Motorola lately) are obsessed with thin phones. If you want a huge screen and a thin phone then the only way to have enough volume inside the phone for the actual electronics and battery, is to make the phone larger in other dimensions. Those "huge" top and bottom bezels that everyone complains about often house most of the electronics in the phone (with the battery in the middle). If you want good camera sensors and sd card slots and 3.5 mm headphone jacks, all of that takes up space and that's what's in the bezels everyone whines about so much.

Lastly, as screen sizes not only getter larger, but more importantly have much higher resolutions, this requires more power to drive the screens, resulting in shorter battery live, which everyone complains about. The solution is a larger battery, which means a larger phone.

So at the end of the day it is absolutely and only screen size (and resolution) that drive the move to larger phones. Everything else is a consequence of this. In fact, all the other internal components continue to shrink, but can't keep up with the demand for ever larger and higher resolution screens and the batteries required to drive them.

So people should just stop whining about bezels. It's the consequence of the screens they want.

And don't point at the Essential Ph-1 or the Galaxy S8 or the Xiaomi Mi Mix or the LG G6 as somehow magically solving the bezel issue. They all do it by making the phone taller, wider, or thicker (or all three) than something like the iPhone. The iPhone has large bezels because it's so thin compared to all other phones--same for the Moto Z Play which is obssessed with thinness.

So it's either bezels or phones that are thicker, taller, and wider. You can have one, but you can't have both.-------------------

Your gigantic comment is irrelevant. The Galaxy S8 proves you don't need bezels.

  • Surficial

AnonD-667320, 03 Jun 2017Here's an estimate of target size for the OnePlus 5: We know t... moreIt has a home button still doesn't it?
If so got to be a little taller than that I think.

  • AnonD-667320

Here's an estimate of target size for the OnePlus 5:
We know the size of OnePlus 3T is
152.7 x 74.7
Corresponding screen size for 5.5" diagonal 16:9 is
121.8 x 68.6
So on an average the bezel width on the sides is 3.2 mm each and on top/bottom is 15.5 mm each.

This compares favorably with Xiaomi Mi 6 with body size
145.2 x 70.5 and screen size for 5.15 diagonal 16:9
114 x 64.1 that gives side bezels of 3.2 mm and top/bottom bezels of 15.6 mm - a very close match.

But OnePlus 5 has to beat Samsung Galaxy S8
Body size: 148.9 x 68.1 and screen size 132.5 x 64.5 (given that it's a 5.8 inch diagonal at 18.5:9 ratio)

The side bezels are 1.8 mm and top/bottom 8.2 mm

So assuming OnePlus 5 matches thin bezel sizes of the S8 the body size ought to be:

138.2 x 72.3 (screen to body ratio of 83.6%)

Can they match it? Let's see soon.

How did I get the body size?
Height = screen height + twice bezel top/down
So 138.2 = 121.8+2x8.2 and 72.3 = 68.6+2x1.85

Hopefully its the same screen size with less bezels.

  • Jason Melling

They pulled the same stunt with their very first phone. They lied.

  • Anonymous

Henning Lund, 02 Jun 2017Lets hope that the screen is not a "dual edge"/curved screen. It... moreBetter than having bezels there. Instead of thinking that you lose screen estate , think gaining some from a place that you had no business to have it...

Waka, 02 Jun 2017What was the 3T's battery life? my friend has the phone and thin... moreHe is lying.you have to charge it twice daily If you are a hard user or a gamer.

  • Anonymous

"Screen size is only half the reasons phones are big - the other half is chunky bezels."

This is an absurd statement in the article. A phone with a 5.5" screen even if it had no bezels would be far larger than the original smartphones (Nexus One, original iPhone, etc.). Look at any phone, even with "large" bezels, 85% of the size of the device is the screen size. It's the screen that makes it big.

The reason phones have gotten so large is because people want larger and larger screens, not because bezels are growing or something ridiculous like that. Sure as phones get larger, because people want larger screens, some of that increase could be compensated for by smaller bezels (but shrinking them has larger been a technological limitation).

Further, the other reason phones are so large is because people (especially Apple--and Motorola lately) are obsessed with thin phones. If you want a huge screen and a thin phone then the only way to have enough volume inside the phone for the actual electronics and battery, is to make the phone larger in other dimensions. Those "huge" top and bottom bezels that everyone complains about often house most of the electronics in the phone (with the battery in the middle). If you want good camera sensors and sd card slots and 3.5 mm headphone jacks, all of that takes up space and that's what's in the bezels everyone whines about so much.

Lastly, as screen sizes not only getter larger, but more importantly have much higher resolutions, this requires more power to drive the screens, resulting in shorter battery live, which everyone complains about. The solution is a larger battery, which means a larger phone.

So at the end of the day it is absolutely and only screen size (and resolution) that drive the move to larger phones. Everything else is a consequence of this. In fact, all the other internal components continue to shrink, but can't keep up with the demand for ever larger and higher resolution screens and the batteries required to drive them.

So people should just stop whining about bezels. It's the consequence of the screens they want.

And don't point at the Essential Ph-1 or the Galaxy S8 or the Xiaomi Mi Mix or the LG G6 as somehow magically solving the bezel issue. They all do it by making the phone taller, wider, or thicker (or all three) than something like the iPhone. The iPhone has large bezels because it's so thin compared to all other phones--same for the Moto Z Play which is obssessed with thinness.

So it's either bezels or phones that are thicker, taller, and wider. You can have one, but you can't have both.

MG7, 02 Jun 2017I see ugly antenna lines.Where? You can barely see the 5 so unless you're talking about the 3T you're lying

  • xvi

Smaller is definitely welcome. Curved screen if done right (subtle curves) is fine by me if it shaves a few mm off the width.

  • Joe

I see a.chicken burrito. I am hungry now.

  • JMTM

Anonymous, 02 Jun 2017Hey please put at least 3800mAH battery.. Hehehehope you are joking... 3800 in that smaller body than onePlus 3?
that will be another Note 7

  • Waka

Sean687, 02 Jun 2017Lets hope the battery is better than the Oneplus 3T (not saying ... moreWhat was the 3T's battery life? my friend has the phone and think's it's the best thing since sliced bread, I'm thinking about getting the 5T regardless what screen it has but the battery is one thing I want to be excellent

Henning Lund, 02 Jun 2017Lets hope that the screen is not a "dual edge"/curved screen. It... moreThats why curved screen phones are best seller.
loool!!!