Nope, the OnePlus 3 will not offer a red color option
For all its mistakes with the much-maligned OnePlus 2, the Chinese start-up has seemingly bounced back with the OnePlus 3. Apart from its rather disappointing display and a few other niggling issues, it's a great device that's hard to balk at for a mere $400. Amid the excitement for OnePlus' latest export, the blogosphere was recently abuzz with reports that a very eye-catching red flavor of the handset might be on the cards. Unfortunately for those with designs on this very intense shade of smartphone, though, OnePlus has now denied its existence.
Sure, the bold redness would be too rich for the taste of some. But with consumers and commentators alike bemoaning the stale and saturated nature of the smartphone market as a whole, a red coating would offer a dash of variety to the OnePlus 3's slick metallic outer.
The image you see above, which leaked a few days back, is unfortunately not likely to see the light of day. The renders spread like wildfire as the unannounced color option was even spotted on the official OnePlus website. Alas, OnePlus has since noted that the listing was a mistake, and that no red version of its new flagship is in the works.
In more encouraging news, a Soft Gold option will soon roll out to accompany the Graphite-colored model, so there will be at least a remnant of choice to prospective buyers.
If you would like to take a detailed look at the new OnePlus 3, you can find all of the specs, images and general details in our review.