Chinese manufacturer OnePlus will release its third generation flagship, which will be a flagship killer, according to the latest rumors and leaks. The company has been very secretive about the specs and features of this phone, which is expected to come with a metal design, a bigger battery and a more powerful processor. Here’s what we have found out about it, based on the information we’ve collected on the internet.
Three days ago, May 20 OnePlus CEO Pete Lau posted on Weibo that the OnePlus 3 “feels good to hold” and immediately, fans made connection with the metal unibody that appeared in the leaked images. On May 13, a Twitter user also known as @the_malignant has even posted two pictures in which he was holding the device in his hand, and we’ve noticed an oval home button/fingerprint scanner below the display, as well as the Type-C USB port at the bottom.
Unfortunately, the screen hasn’t been upgraded, so it’s not larger and doesn’t support a higher resolution, being stuck at a diagonal of 5-inch and a Full HD resolution. But the good news is that the battery will be increased from 3,300mAh to 3,500mAh and this extra amount of juice will handle the Snapdragon 820 chipset that will support 3GB of RAM when coupled with an internal memory of 32GB or 4GB of RAM and this variant offers double the amount of internal storage.
If rumors will prove to be true, then the OnePlus 3 will use Dash Charge technology, which has the same functionality as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech, and the retail price in the US will be $310 for the variant with 32GB of storage, while the other model will cost $75 more. In the leaked images, the OnePlus 3 looks like the HTC 10, featuring a metal chassis with two horizontal lines on the back and a protruding rear camera with a square metal ring around it.
Currently, the OnePlus 2 is sold for $349 and the company has posted on its blog that “We learned a lot from our first flagship phone. The invite system helped get the OnePlus 2 off the ground, and now thanks to both timing and scale, our operations have sized up to the Goldilocks principle of just right. So, why not let our fans join us in celebrating the fruits of our labor?”
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