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OnePlus 4: The Next Affordable Smartphone? Can It Take On Apple and Samsung?

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The OnePlus 4 is hotly anticipated to come out in the middle of 2017. It is expected to exceed the already great features in OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 4 will seek to be consistent to company?s tradition of offering high-end specs for mid-range price. Next year will be quite a year as top brands Apple and Samsung are looking to make the battle quite bigger.

Leaders Going Big

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Apple will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone in 2017. Experts predict that it will release a revolutionary iPhone 8 line with one of the three versions to have a OLED display?the first iPhone to have one. This would be the Premium version. Rumor has it that this will have the Touch ID and front camera integrated within the display to make it edge-to-edge.

Samsung, on the other hand, is rumored to be launching Samsung Galaxy X with a fully flexible and foldable Super AMOLED display. This is a throwback to the clamshell flip phone design as Know Your Mobile noted. It will have two forms. It would be a regular sized smartphone that can be folded to a more compact clamshell type. There is said to revolutionize the form, use and aesthetics of the smartphone industry.

OnePlus 4: What To Address

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If the OnePlus 4 is going to make a mark in the market next year, it has to make a noise. Richard Goodwin of Know Your Mobile pointed out that in the Android world, it is all about specs. He said that this is a specs race. Questions, he said, will be asked that OnePlus 4 needs to answer. Two big questions, in his opinion, are display and storage.

First, the display in the OnePlus 3 is not that good. The company needs to follow suit and feature a QHD AMOLED panel. This will take its specs up a notch and challenge other models of other brands.

Second, the OnePlus 3 comes with an internal storage of 64 GB. This is quite a lot. It would be a big spec plus for the company to add the option of expandable storage though. Customers who are data hogs would want more space for large-sized media.

Goodwin also calls for OnePlus to expand and create other models to take more market share. Sure, they are going to break their mantra of churning out good phones for good prices with premium high-end versions. This will drive both the performance and price up. They would not technically break it if the company just adds this to their lineup without abandoning their foundational commitment.

What do you think? Should OnePlus 4 come out with a premium version like that of the iPhone 8? Should it come with a better display and an expandable storage? Leave your comments below.

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