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OnePlus 3 to be released in June, new design incoming

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OnePlus 3 to be released in June, new design incoming
OnePlus is still a young and small company, but it managed to make a name for itself by selling high-end smartphones (comparable to many flagships out there) at very accessible prices. As you may remember, the company released the OnePlus One (in 2014) and OnePlus 2 (in 2015) as "flagship killers". While these handsets didn't really kill any flagship, plenty of customers bought them, and many others would have done it, too, if it weren't for OnePlus' loathed invite system.

At the end of last year, OnePlus released a mid-range handset (OnePlus X), and it recently also got rid of its invite system. All in all, things seem to be going well for OnePlus, but what is the company preparing for this year? Well, a new flagship smartphone, of course.

According to CNet, OnePlus founder Carl Pei confirmed that the company's next flagship handset will be released at the end of the second quarter - thus in June. It looks like the device will be called OnePlus 3 (just as expected). Reportedly, the OnePlus 3 will bring a "new design", so it should look different from the OnePlus 2 (pictured below) and OnePlus One, which share the same design language. Car Pei believes that the company will be able to surprise and "captivate" users with the OnePlus 3.

OnePlus 3 to be released in June, new design incoming

Just like the OnePlus smartphones that can be bought now, the OnePlus 3 will be sold unlocked in the US and various other markets around the world. There's no word on the new handset's price, but we expect it to be on par with the price of the OnePlus 2, thus possibly hovering around $350.

Car Pei mentioned that the OnePlus 3 should benefit from a "better buying process", though it's not clear what that means. He also said that, this year, the US will be really important for the company, which might promote the OnePlus 3 using "traditional marketing" strategies.

As for the features of the OnePlus 3, Carl Pei didn't reveal anything. Rumors have it that the handset will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, while sporting a 1080p display (of unknown size). But we'll see about that.

What would you want the OnePlus 3 to offer?

source: CNet

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posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:24 18

1. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2366; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Hope they're returning to their senses with this version. The OnePlus 2 was a total downgrade compared to the OnePlus One.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:26 2

2. Shocky (unregistered)


This could be good.

Not interested all these 32GB devices, so will hold out and see what OnePlus can deliver.

The OnePlus One was a great device, the OnePlus 2 was ruined by SN810, OnePlus X is an excellent budget device.

No excuses this year with SN820.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:31 1

3. Furbal (Posts: 944; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


652 + nfc+ sd card+ fingerprint scanner+IMX377(with ois) for $199

+820 option +1gb ram @$299

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:40 5

5. xocomaox (Posts: 123; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)


Without expandable storage, I'm out.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 01:46

35. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Why?
Honestly, if they offer 128Gb for 350€ I don't need any SD-card.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 17:00

15. Wiencon (Posts: 1818; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


And 4.7 variant.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:12

23. ibend (Posts: 3860; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


seems right price, considering xiaomi as their rival :-/

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 23:22

33. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2259; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Lol @1GB ram

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 23:37 4

34. Furbal (Posts: 944; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


You can't be that dumb, its an additional GB on top of the what would come with the base.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:37

4. camera531 (Posts: 343; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


If it doesn't work on Verizon like the Nexus phones, Moto X, BlackBerry Priv, etc. then they ARE NOT serious about the US market. Don't be fooled by this incompetent company...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:41

6. xocomaox (Posts: 123; Member since: 14 Dec 2015)


I'm pretty sure the Moto X and Nexus phones do work on Verizon..?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:07

21. ibend (Posts: 3860; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right, didnt MotoX have complete set of frequency bands? :-/

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:41

7. mrmessma (Posts: 174; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


The last 3 Nexus phones work on Verizon.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 16:05

12. Adsr14 (Posts: 87; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Another way to look at it is CDMA sucks and GSM rules. More unlocked options and prepaid carriers.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 21:18

30. Artio (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Sprint is releasing the Priv, so you could theoretically buy one outright from them & use it on Verizon.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:42

8. mrmessma (Posts: 174; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


We don't need a OnePlus 3 because the OnePlus 2 was the 2016 flagship killer, right?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 16:31

14. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2366; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


2017...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:43 1

9. htcisthebest (Posts: 166; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


1080P resolution...flagship killer...in 2016? You gotta be kidding me. Almost every major flagship (except iphone, which sells on brand power and not on technology) has moved to 2K display these days! And while I agree it's hard to tell the diff between a 2K and 1080P screen, 2K is just more advanced and more expensive to produce than 1080p panel. So at least in a value to price ratio perspective, 2K screen phones are more valuable to me.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:51 2

10. VVayne (Posts: 82; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


Indeed. Achieving same horsepower with dual core, like Android has with 8 cores, now that I call not really focusing on technology. I know it's because Android works, and because it's full of Java, still, I've tried some flagships last year, and none of those come even close compared to iPhone 6s+'s non-existent overheating, to energy efficiency, to really consistent and smooth performance, when you reduce motion in accessibility settings. Not even the S6 line from Samsung. I know I know, Android can do more, is more customizable, has the ability to install cracked asks, but that's not the point here.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:11

22. ibend (Posts: 3860; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right, two core with huge size that obviously bigger than any quadcore snapdragon...
just wait until apple use 4 or more core, and suddenly their fans will think that core count is important, lol

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 21:20 1

31. Artio (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


I think Samsung phones are the wrong place to look for consistent and smooth performance. Sense is the smoothest of the lot along with stock, which are on par with Apple as long as you're not using too many apps running background processes all of the time.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 15:57 3

11. abdoualgeria (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


2078 flagship killer

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 16:24

13. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


A little excited.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:54

25. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Hope it follows the design of its previous version and not ugly like the G5.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 20:58

29. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Amen to that.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 17:15 1

16. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I Hope I can win a ''invite''

LOLz

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 17:46

18. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Bro do you even....(I'm with you) Lel

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 17:46 2

17. antmiu2 (Posts: 305; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


I hope its a
5.5 1080P
Snapdragon 820
4 GB RAM
16MP rear Cam with OIS + 8MP front facing wide
32GB + Microsd expansion
3300 mAh + battery
Marsh Mellow

For $350 Unlocked

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:56

26. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


For $470 6gb Ram with 1440p display and Exynos 8890

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 23:06

32. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 480; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


but add NFC and maybe a even better audio card for music

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 18:09

19. Awalker (Posts: 1431; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


They should use the design of the OnePlus X.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:03

20. jove39 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


OnePlus is only android option I'd consider after nexus. I like what Samsung & LG are doing but I don't like their skinned version of android.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:25

24. p51d007 (Posts: 231; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


LOL, OP3... BEST thing to do is WAIT about 6 months AFTER the beta "company" OnePlus releases the upcoming Oppo phone to fix the bugs. Once they release the Oppo version of the OnePlus 3, with the ext SD card, removable battery etc, you can pretty much figure they have most of the major bugs worked out. That's how Oppo does it. Create a fictional company, drum up the hype by offering a semi-flagship phone at a rock bottom price. No marketing other than "viral" and cute promotions. Let the customers find & report the software bugs, hardware bugs etc. Once you get most of the bugs squashed, put in the higher end features, release it as the Oppo device. The OnePlus, OnePlus2(more on that), OnePlus X all are identical to their Oppo counterparts.
The OnePlus2, was before the end of 2015, to be released as the Oppo Find9, but, was ditched til 2016, after Oppo's try at cooling down the 810 chip didn't really work as they
expected with the OnePlus2. The 820 chipped phone that Oppo will release as the OnePlus3, will be released later in the year, as most likely late 2015 canceled Oppo Find9.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 19:57

27. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


My friend has the oPpo7, which he really loves. Aswell as I adore the slickness.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 20:49

28. Rocket (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


hope they copy xiaomi 4s design bcuz thats a beautiful phone (happy opo owner here)

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 04:14

36. Ray.S (Posts: 320; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Reasonable screen size, OnePlus X-style design.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 05:12

37. lallolu (Posts: 458; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Metallic phones are in vogue now so it is not surprising that Oneplus will go that way too.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 08:41

38. Vanliewn (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I hope the sandstone back makes a comeback

posted on 06 May 2016, 18:02

39. romdude (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)


They are not a young company per se, it is owned by oppo. Search for Oneplus Oppo IPO. Don't pretend this is just a small company fighting the big companies. It's a big company fighting other big companies.

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