Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is all set to launch their next ‘flagship killer’, the OnePlus 3. They’ve slowly inched towards the release of the smartphone, feeding us one detail at a time, keeping the public intrigued. Although they’ve set the official release date, the public already has a rough idea what to expect from the OnePlus 3. The smartphone will go on sale just a few hours post-launch and is expected to cost around $350(US).
However, the main attraction of the phone is the expected power packed version showcasing an enormous 6GB of RAM. Users displayed displeasure over the lack of NFC and hopefully OnePlus will sort that out in the OnePlus 3. The design of the OnePlus 3 has undergone a revamp, as confirmed by OnePlus founder Carl Pei. Leaked renders show the OnePlus 3 to be slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, having a curved body with silver antenna bands at the top and bottom.
Chances are that OnePlus might drop the laser auto-focus and the two-tone flash from the primary camera. The screen is expected to be 5.5-inch AMOLED display, with slim bezels and a home button housing a fingerprint sensor, similar to the OnePlus 2. As for the technical specifications, the OnePlus 3 is rumoured to sport a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 1080×1920 full HD display. In terms of storage, 64GB of internal memory, running Android Marshmallow packing a 3,000mAh battery, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera. Sources indicate another variant since the initial listing which boasts 6Gb of RAM as compared to 4GB in the inital listing.
This points to another rumuor that the OnePlus 3 might come in two variants: a 4GB RAM variant with 32GB of internal storage and one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Another interesting feature will be inclusion of Oppo’s VOOC fast-charging technology which will enable the phone to charge from empty to full battery in 15 minutes.
With iPhone 7’s expected release in September, and handsets such as Samsung S7, LG G5, HTC 10 in the market, the OnePlus 3 will be up against some stiff competition. The best news however OnePlus’s decision to scrap the invite system for their devices, menaing one can simply buy a smartphone without the hassle of first acquiring an invite. OnePlus used the invite system to scale their operations and seeing the massive demand has decided to scrap the system making the OnePlus 2 invite-free forever!