If there is one smartphone in the world that is a true flagship killer, it would be the OnePlus 3. With more raw power and RAM than the top contenders in the smartphone industry, the upstart company has managed to make a discernible name for itself.
With the OnePlus 3 being a massive hit, speculations about the device's successor, the OnePlus 4, have begun to emerge. If rumors about the upcoming device prove to be true, OnePlus would most likely emerge as the top smartphone maker in 2017.
OnePlus has always been a smartphone maker that never scrimps out on the specs and features of its devices. There is no better proof of this than the company's current flagship, the OnePlus 3.
The OnePlus 3 carries a Snapdragon 820 processor, which is the best that Qualcomm had when the device was being manufactured. The powerful processor was paired with massive 6GB of RAM, which is three times more than the 2GB of the iPhone 6S and the significantly more than the 4GB offered in the Galaxy S7.
In classic OnePlus fashion, all these beefy specs were paired with an extremely attractive price tag of $399, roughly half the price of its competitors with comparable specs.
With OnePlus' trend of offering the best that the industry offers for a fraction of the price, speculations about the OnePlus 4 are very encouraging. Rumors about the device have not been confirmed by leaks or insider information, but speculations state that the OnePlus 4 will be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and 8GB of RAM. Considering the company's reputation, this is very likely.
The release date of the OnePlus 4 is rumored to be sometime during the first few months of the year, a bit earlier than the month OnePlus launched its flagship for 2016. These speculations appear to point to the notion that OnePlus seems to be meeting Samsung's Galaxy S8 launch head-on.
Samsung has recently been in dire straits due to the controversial issue of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, exploding in flames. Thus, the South Korean tech giant badly needs to make sure that its next flagship, the Galaxy S8, would be its best smartphone yet.
With OnePlus seemingly targeting the South Korean tech giant, however, it appears that Samsung might have its hands very full with intense competition on 2017.