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

source: GSMArena

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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. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Lol disappointing display? Because its 1080p? Apple uses 1080p and lower and you people piss on yourselves like excited dogs over how great it is. Because its saturated? Prior to 2015 you people couldn't stop praising saturated colors because they "pop" and are "vibrant". What's disappointing is the inconsistency of this site.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well this funny thing happens when you hire authors. They all have their own opinion...

3. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This other funny thing happens when phone companies invest money into sites like this....I believe they call it "biased".

4. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Phone Arena calls the display disappointing because the colors are inaccurate. In that way it is worse than other 1080p screens on the market although a software update is coming to improve it. By the way I am interested in the OnePlus 3.

6. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

PA was actually riding Anandtechs dick because they posted an extremely overly detailed report on why the screen was so "bad" then the whole internet ran with it. These bloggers show how expect this phone was meant to be used for Photoshop editing of some s**t like that. Jerks.

5. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

"Because its 1080p?" Where did you get that from? Read the review. Apple uses 1080p with RGB matrix - that's 50% more subpixels than on OP3's AMOLED. And it's visible.

7. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Where to did you get 50% more? Your butt? Even accounting for the pentile matrix, that still means its 800p. Beyond that of the iPhone 6 yet that phone and its display has been praised by PA..

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