The OnePlus 5 is about to launch on June 20, according to the latest leak and although it's not confirmed news, I am pretty sure that it's not far from the actual date anyway. However, should that influence your decision to buy the Galaxy S8/S8+? Let's find out.
Similar but Not Same
The OnePlus 5 will feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC which is powering the Galaxy S8, but that's where the "sameness" ends in-between these two smartphones. The OnePlus 5 may sport a QHD AMOLED display as well, but it will most likely not be as good as the Super AMOLED QHD+ panels on the S8, because nothing really is at the moment! The OnePlus 5 may have an edge in the RAM department as it's rumoured to pack 8 gigs of RAM. We will have to wait on the camera quality though.
The Bottom Line
Yes, you should wait and the reason is not because I think that the OnePlus 5 will be better than the S8. The truth is that if you really like the Galaxy S8 for its screen, camera and design, the OnePlus 5 will probably not be able to deliver anything better than that. On the other hand, the OnePlus 5 will feature a better fingerprint scanner, a more responsive UI and most importantly, a price tag that will make the S8+ in particular, seem overpriced. The main reason I would suggest that you wait is because the OnePlus 5 will come out by the end of the month and since you have already held on for this long, why not a few more days?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
POCO, a spin-out brand out of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is making its transition towards being an independent firm. The POCO F2 Pro, just like its predecessor hit the high price tag. It features an edge-to-edge 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED display screen with 2400 x 1080 pixels. The device is equipped with the latest network technology to support 5G connectivity. It has an in-screen fingerprint scanner that is fast enough to give users a smooth unlocking experience. The phone has a quad-core rear camera system with a pop-up front camera that tucks away when not needed without making any mechanical sounds. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack that is often missed by flagship smartphones.
The device comes in two variants: one model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that is roughly cost around $540. The other model features 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage that cost around $560. Both of these models operate on Android 10 and went on sale starting Tuesday through Chinese E-commerce sites. The company also has a plan to sell it on Amazon and other international big websites including its official website. The phone support dual-SIM, a popular feature in many Asian countries.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor, with Adreno 650GPU. The company also claims to design the largest vapor chamber to support liquid cool in any smartphone. This technology helps to keep the device cool even when a user is playing graphic-intensive games such as Fortnite and Pubg on the mobile phone. The phone has a 64MP camera by Sony as a primary lens, with a 13MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro, and one 2MP depth sensor lens in the camera system. The selfie-camera is housed in a pop-up camera casing. The front camera can take pictures up to 20MP. The rear camera system is capable of recording videos in 8K resolution at 24fps and 4k at 60fps. The phone is available in Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, and Phantom white colors. The battery is 4,700mAh with support for fast charging and ships with a 33W charger in the box.