If OnePlus 2 and HTC 10 had a baby: OnePlus 3 promo render leaks!

Just yesterday, we were sifting through everything we know so far about the upcoming reiteration of the “flagship killer” — the OnePlus 3. Some leaks have shown us real-life photos of its full-metal body, and some benchmark listings have confirmed a Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB or 6 GB (could be two variants) of RAM. But now, we get to see what looks like a pretty official promo render, thanks to serial leakster Evan Blass (a.k.a. @evleaks).

The image looks a lot like what we've seen in the previously mentioned photos. A handset that does away with the grippy Sandstone back, and replaces it for a matte-finished metal casing, complete with the obligatory antenna lines. The camera module kind of reminds us of the ones we see on the Galaxy S6 and later, while the overall design language has switched away from the typical shapes of the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, and looks kind of HTC 10-ish.

Of course, we are not pointing fingers, calling “stolen” or “copycat”, just doing what the human brain does best – looking for similarities. In all honesty, it looks like a pretty sleek handset and we can't wait to see more of it, or even get to play with one, when the time comes!

In an extra bit of info, @evleaks corrected previous rumors that claimed the battery of the OnePlus 3 will have a 3,500 mAh capacity, by saying it will be a 3,000 mAh juicer instead. However, he does confirm an AMOLED display. Now, all that's left is to find out if it's a 5" or 5.5" panel, as the two rumors are still juxtaposed.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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



1. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

That's too bad about the battery.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

And it needs either a dual tone or larger flash

26. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Just a heads up didn't see it anywhere so I figured I relay the info .HTC 10 comes out tomorrow on T-mobile's network. Comes with HTC Free Rapid Charger & Ice View Case. $28.34 over 24 months (FRP: $679.99).

28. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Honor 5X IS THAT YOU? ??

2. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

cant wait to buy this baby

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

This looks good,but please not tablet size!5inch max!

21. DoggyStyle

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 08, 2015

5.5 is Perfect I've own the Oneplus One with that screen size and its perfect...

4. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Looks great, hopefully the design isn't the only thing that has changed from the OP2

5. Shocky unregistered

AMOLED 4tw 3000mhz mAh is probably for the 5" version which is fine, chill guys.

6. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Hmm, I would say, that this looks more like a Huawei, than a HTC, especially the back... But yeah, I understand, that PA needs idiotic titles to make people click on them and I assume, that considering how well known Huawei is in the US, no one would click on the title "If OnePlus 2 and Huawei Mate 8 had a baby: OnePlus 3 promo render leaks!" (Anyways, I don't really understand why acts PA that way, like every smartphone enthuasiast were only from the US... And even they aren't from the US, but from anywhere from East-Europe...)

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did I really need to explain this?? I'm in charge of trolling around here :-/ well, okay.. front is just like the old oneplus and that metal back with antenna line plus square camera is common on HTC thats why they write that title (and how the heck did you think this phone similar with Huawei Mate 8??)

16. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Uhh, I'm sorry, that Mate 8 was a typo. I meant Mate 7. But you can look at the (Huawei) Honor 5x as well. Both have squaris camera lenses and that little antenna going to them (as I can recall, non of the HTC One M phones had that). And as for the bottom, it looks just like the new P9's bottom (spiced with a little iPhone). But yes, everyone sees to what they are used to (I saw a lot more Huaweis than HTCs).

25. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

HTC One M7 had the little antenna going to it.

23. TerryTerius unregistered

That back looks nearly identical to the back of the M9 (granted a bit flatter with the antennae closer to the ends) as well as the Mate 7. Either way, it's not an incorrect statement. And it has the aesthetic that started with HTC's M7, that Huawei later borrowed, and now One Plus. Don't give me wrong, it is a good looking device. But it's pretty clear where their inspiration came from. And it depends on what Phone Arena's traffic looks like. I'm not entirely sure, but I think most of their readership comes from here in the US. But still, point well taken.

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I still think the Oneplus One has the better shape and design.

11. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

It's a good design no doubt

12. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Well. No matter whatever the magic they do, Their sales logic still hurts them. I see 1 OP devices to 10 Other manufacturer devices. They should work on that first.

13. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

What happened to the dual flash...

14. lamseunyau

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Another HTC lookalike. smh

15. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I hope they may release two variants like 5 inch with 4gb ram and 32gb,64gb 5.5 inch with 6gb ram and 64gb, 128 gb

20. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I wish the 5.5 inch would just have 4gb ram, and 32gb or 64gb to keep that price down but then: 5 inch 4gb Ram 32GB $300 5.5 inch 4gb Ram 64GB $350 5.5. inch 6gb Ram 128GB $400

17. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

This looks really nice. I bet the camera will be nice as well. Too bad I just gought an LG G4.

18. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

It looks like a cross between the HTC One M9 and HTC 10...so it's a handsome device. If you're going to copy, copy the best.

19. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Looks good...I still wish OnePlus devices had Cyanogen OS.

22. Ca51no

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

3,000 mAh is very disheartening.

24. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Would make a excellent Nexus phone .... Nice

27. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

saving time ..

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