OnePlus 3, the successor to the amazing OnePlus 2, is being lined up for a release in the next few months. The Chinese smartphone maker has been busy working on a new device for its rather unique market and even though it has been keeping things quiet, leaks have surfaced giving us some clues of what this device will pack under the hood.
OnePlus has not mentioned a thing about the possibility of a new OnePlus 3 smartphone. However, the latest rumors suggest that this device will pack monster specs as well as run on the latest version of Android OS. Coming in to succeed a device that was unveiled to the public in July last year, we expect that the release date of this year’s OnePlus 3 will stick to the same dates, which means we should see the flagship somewhere in July.
In the latest benchmarking leaks, the OnePlus 3 will reportedly come with model number A3000 and it will be housed in an all-metal body to ensure that it keeps its premium feel. The front panel comes with an oval-shaped home button and it follows the footsteps of the OnePlus 2 by embedding a fingerprint scanner in this home button.
Just like most Android phones with huge displays, the power button appears on the right-hand side edge while the volume rockers can be found on the left. If you have been using the OnePlus 2 and you’d wish to upgrade to the new OnePlus 3 once it is here, you’ll be happy to learn that the Alert Slider will still be retained in this new model.
As for the display, the phone will feature a huge 5.5-inch Full HD unit with 1080p resolution. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is supported by a 4GB RAM for the 32GB variant and 6GB RAM for the 64GB variant. As for the camera, this flagship will reportedly come with a 16MP sensor on the rear and 8MP selfie camera. The rear snapper is equipped with single LED flash but this unit misses on Laser Autofocus that gave the OnePlus 2 photos an upper hand.
As for the OS, the OnePlus 3 will ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It is also rumored that the phone will keep USB Type-C port but add fast charging, something that was missing from last year’s model.
As for the pricing, we have no details, however, there is word that the standard 4GB/32GB variant might cost a lot less than the OnePlus 2.