OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 3 at the end of the second quarter, which means sometime in June. The phone has been part of rumour mills for quite some time now. A new pair of live images has now surfaced that allegedly show off the front and the bottom end of the OnePlus 3. The images highlight the OnePlus 3’s new design elements, as opposed to its predecessor phones.
That the OnePlus 3 will be different looking from the OnePlus 2 has already been confirmed by company co-founder Carl Pei. According to Carl Pei, the OnePlus 3 will feature a new design, different from its current-generation flagship phones and that it will captivate users just as the company’s first phone, the OnePlus One did when it was launched in July 2013.
The biggest change as per the leaked images could be the company ditching its characteristic ‘sandstone finish’ design. It would be interesting to see whether the OnePlus 3 gets the full-metal treatment or not. The OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus One were all-plastic with an outer metal frame. Twitter user, The Malignant who has posted the pictures says that he wasn’t in possession of the retail unit, so he didn’t share the rear image.
The OnePlus 3 looks much like the OnePlus 2 from the front. The physical home button most probably housing the fingerprint scanner stays put on the front below the main display.
The rear end of the phone is seen carrying the 3.5mm audio jack along with a USB Type-C port. The speaker out meanwhile now occupies the left side alone.
Rumoured specs of the OnePlus 3 include: a 5.5-inch FullHD display (with some reports suggesting a 5-inch variant as well), OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB memory variants.
The OnePlus 3 is said to sport a 16-megapxiel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The phone will reportedly come with a 3,500mAh battery and include Dash Charge, a home-brewed technology that would take on Oppo’s VOOC and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.