Confirmed: OnePlus 5 is the company's next flagship smartphone, arrives this summer

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Even though the phone hasn't been officially announced yet, we know that it's going to be called OnePlus 5, skipping over "OnePlus 4" entirely.

A third-party retailer of Chinese smartphones has listed the phone on its website for $449.

The official teaser also doesn't give away any specifications or features, but a recently leaked render of the phone, and what are thought to be official shots from the camera, confirm a dual rear camera setup. It also estimates availability to arrive "beginning of June, 2017". However, if they turn out to be true, the OnePlus 5 will definitely continue the company's run of producing affordable flagship killers. It is backed up by a 3580 mAh non-removable battery with Dash Charge 2.0 technology.

OnePlus 5 is the successor to the powerful OnePlus 3T. It bounced back with OnePlus 3 on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and was quick to replace it with OnePlus 3t with the launch of Qualcomm 821 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. What might take you by surprise, however, is the name: OnePlus 5. In 2015, OppoMart had a listing for the OnePlus 2 before the phone launch, but key details were all incorrect.

For the past few years, Chinese tech company OnePlus has built a reputation among phone geeks for selling great phones for not so much money. If the mentioned listing is anything to go by, the much-awaited handset is said to be preloaded with an Oxygen operating system that is based on Google's Android Nougat OS. For a device that brings some significant hardware changes under the hood, it does seem a bit surprising that the price hasn't gone up by a significant margin.

As for the optics, there is expected to be a 12-megapixel dual camera setup (standard RGB + monochrome), and an 8-megapixel front camera setup as well. While the 835 is a given on the OnePlus 5, this is an octa-core processor.