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OnePlus is one of the few smartphone brands that has not been predictive when it comes to the naming of its smartphones. The company skipped the OnePlus 4 last year and jumped to OnePlus 5. This year, the company is expected to unveil a flagship smartphone called OnePlus 6. However, fresh information from the company's co-founder suggests that the device could carry a different moniker.
According to a recent post made on the official Weibo account of OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau, there is a hint that the OnePlus 6 could be dubbed OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 8. On translating the post, it reads, "Equal to 7 or 8 equal to it". Though this post does not divulge any information regarding the upcoming flagship smartphone, it reveals that there is a possibility for us to see the company skip the OnePlus 6 name.
This is something that is not new for OnePlus. Last year, the company skipped the moniker OnePlus 4 and leapfrogged to OnePlus 5 as the number 4 is considered unlucky in China. If it turns out to be true that OnePlus will skip the moniker '6' as well, then there should be something serious reason associated with it.
Analyzing the smartphones launched by the company so far, the OnePlus 2 launched back in 2015 did not impress the consumers as the others did. So, there could be sentiment for the company to stay away from the even number products. But if this is the reason for the company to skip the name OnePlus 6, then we are sure that the upcoming smartphone could be launched as the OnePlus 7 and there would be no device called OnePlus 8.
Talking about the device, the company recently confirmed that their upcoming flagship will feature a display notch with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Also, it has been stated that the notch will be smaller than the one seen on the iPhone X. The company's CEO Carl Pei did affirm that the smartphone will not look like the Oppo R15, which was recently launched in China.
From the existing reports, the device is expected to arrive with a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage space. And, it is likely to be the most expensive smartphone to be launched by OnePlus so far.