Flagship Killer? Purported OnePlus 3 benchmarks suggest a version with 6GB RAM

Flagship Killer? Purported OnePlus 3 benchmarks suggest a version with 6GB RAM
It was hotly rumored that the OnePlus 3 would be unveiled earlier this month at a special event, though the Chinese firm quickly put paid to those suggestions. Specs and details of the handset have hitherto been at a premium, though AnTuTu did recently offer glimpse of what OnePlus model number A3000 might entail. Now the OnePlus A3000 codenamed 'Rain', along with an apparent alternative variant numbered A3003, has been spotted through both GFXBench and Geekbench. 

According to the new findings, models A3000 and A3003 will pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor, which isn't too much of a surprise. What is rather eye-opening, however, is the indication that model 'Rain Rain A3000' could house a whopping 6 GB of RAM, as shown in the following Geekbench screenshot

It should be noted that both the AnTuTu and GFXBench have the 'Rain A3000' instead running on 4 gigs of RAM, which could indicate that 'Rain Rain A3000' is a different, potentially stronger version. With quite a few bits of scattered information currently doing the rounds, though, we're keeping a very open mind with regards to what's in store.

These apparent OnePlus 3 variants could bundle 64 GB of internal memory along with NFC. Each may include a front 8-megapixel shooter for selfies, and a 16-megapixel snapper to the rear complete with 4K video capture. The specs also round up the usual connectivity suspects, including NFC, Bluetooth and GPS. 

We would expect the full-HD panels to be 5.5 inches in diameter, similar to the sizing of the OnePlus 2. Just to add a little more confusion to proceedings, though, recent GFXBench stats (right) suggest the Rain A3000 may include a 5-inch panel. If true, it's possible that this device will be a successor to the OnePlus X, rather than being the enigmatic OnePlus 3. 

OnePlus has risen to prominence and forged a cult following in the crowded smartphone business, though its announcements and launches haven't always gone too swimmingly. The invitation system has proved arduous and frustrating at times for fans, and despite a fair amount of hype, the OnePlus 2 didn't exactly live up to its quizzical 'Flagship Killer' billing

It seems that the company is taking its time to ensure that every meticulous detail is catered to this time around, and with these specs popping up all over the place, an official unveiling could be just around the corner. Speaking of which, Chinese site ifeng believes that the OnePlus 3 will be showcased next month on May 28, and could make retail by June 6th.

What would you like to see from OnePlus this year? Let us know in the comments. 

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. aegislash

Posts: 1537; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Let's hope they don't try and use the 'flagship killer' slogan again. The only area the OnePlus 2 was a truly a flagship killer, was pricing.

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well when you get about same hardware for almost half the price for me its a flagship killer. Problem with today market is ppl buy for brand recognition and marketing instead of quality..

19. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

And costumer service... I had a OPO that broke, sent it in for repair 4 weeks ago, and I haven't heard from them since... And that's not even mentioning the 6 weeks it took before I even got to send the device. I am done with that bulls**t company. All the horror stories you can read online are true... The best one is from fortheloveoftech.com.

20. Abdbaas

Posts: 163; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I guess you never bought a htc or Samsung then. If you have a problem with a htc you call them they send you a prepaid stamp and you get you device back within 10days. If it happens 3 times they give you a brand new device. Have you seen the build quality of the latest Samsung phones? Do you know any other brand that matches this quality? No This is why you pay the premium and avoid Chinese companies.

33. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Nailed it Bro!!

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

But the price one plus is charging, is way lower than Samsung and HTC. So I cannot expect same level of customer service from them... If One Plus is going to put 12mp imx377+OIS with same quality of Nexus 6p then I will go for it... I want 5.5inch FHD display with extremely small bezel, sd820, 4 or 6GB ram, 3500mah battery and no invite system for purchase...

43. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

You really need to learn how to deal with customer service if HTC did you like that. HTC has always replaced mine

47. zoidbort

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

Samsung has the WORST service I have ever dealt with. HTC has been awesome and BTW, HTC is Taiwanese and "considered" part of China to China.

22. TerryTerius unregistered

I would argue that the one+ 2 was objectively not a better phone than some of the flagships the company claimed superiority over. Especially when it was missing basic functionality some of its competitors had.

25. Abdbaas

Posts: 163; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Agreed. The opo was a true flagship killer. The miserably failed with the 2

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Mi5 the 2016 flagship killer

31. Jason2k13

Posts: 1478; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So whats 'quality' to you or does that mean your favorite brand only?

32. Jason2k13

Posts: 1478; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The same hardware? your telling us the camera quality, battery life and features are the same as Sony, Apple or Samsung?

13. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Very true

26. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hmm...the 16MP is hopefully the imx290 or the new OV8860 sensor.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Invite system sucked.

4. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Amen. They have to understand by now, that the invite system actually kept a crap load of people from buying it. Good phones. Worst marketing & sales team, ever.

14. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

+1 .. I hate this rubbish invite system and i promise you i will never buy this phone as long as it is sold by the invite system!

5. Eclectech

Posts: 360; Member since: May 01, 2013

It better include NFC this time around or else it's a non-starter for me.

7. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

If you want NFC and want to use it for mobile payments, get a Samsung that has Samsung Pay. There have been many instances where I get, "you can't use that here" and 5 seconds later it goes through and I leave with them scratching their head, wondering what wizardry I just pulled off. It's quite entertaining.

12. Nopers unregistered

I mean mobile payment isn't the only use for NFC and I'd say the usefulness of Samsung pay all depends on where you live, it's not even out yet in all of Europe despite promises of it coming with the S6 and even when it does come out it seems my bank won't support it. Samsung pay is great for the people who can use it.

9. Roland_

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

spec on gfxbench clearly says NFC is included.

6. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

You can't say Usual suspects and NFC together with OnePlus since they decided to remove it for the OnePlus 2

44. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

It's not widely used anyway, so it was removed to reduce the price. My phone has NFC, but I didn't use it 1 time.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Hydrogene OS sucks

15. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014


10. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

What's all this sudden craze with 6 GB ram for smartphones? Have we used 4 GB ram to its potential already?

11. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

No we havent... but in the numbers war game, 6GB HAS to be better than 4GB.

16. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

No its not used .. my S7 Edge never reach close to 4 GB even !!

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1866; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

"Backup Flagship Killer"

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