OnePlus 3 clears TENAA: seemingly metal body, 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 4GB RAM in store

As the most anticipated phones of H1 2016 are already official, the rumor mill is slowly shifting its focus towards the OnePlus 3. The company's previous devices all gathered lots of media attention, and it seems the same applies to the OnePlus 3. We've already seen and heard a substantial amount of info about the handset, we even have a pretty informative rumor round-up that you can check out here.

Today, we got hold of the most substantial OnePlus 3 leak so far. Coming straight from TENAA, China's regulatory agency, it shows us full front and rear pictures of the phone, as well as hardware specs that fall in line with what we expect from the OnePlus 3.

Design-wise, we once again get to see the OnePlus 3's seemingly full-metal body, which measures at 152.6 x 74.6 x 7.3mm and tips the scales at 160 grams as per the specs listing. This hints at a good screen-to-body ratio, as the OnePlus 3 is boasting a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, as TENAA reveals.

Powering the whole shebang is most likely a 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 chipset aided by 4GB of RAM for multitasking prowess. According to the leaked regulatory document, there will be 64 gigs of native storage on board. 

There's a 16MP camera at the rear while the front one is confirmed to be an 8MP one. There's a 3,000mAh juicer beneath to keep the lights on. Android 6.0.1 will be powering the show, with Oxygen OS most likely on top of it.

As usual, TENAA does not hint at a possible announcement date, but the leak itself is suggesting that this will happen sooner than later, possibly in the coming week.s After all, OnePlus already began giving away free Loop VR headsets that will allow consumers to witness the announcement in the oh-so-trendy virtual reality, which means the OnePlus 3 will materialize sometime in June, probably around June 14.

source: TENAA via AndroidCentral



1. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Darn. I was hopping it's a big phone like the Xiaomi maX

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

5.5 inch isn't big enough for you?

6. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

My previous phone is Nexus 4, 4.7" Then Xperia Z, 5" My current phone is LG G2, a 5.5" my wife current phone is Note 4, 5.7". Before that is 4.6", 5.2". I (and also my wife, and lots of my friend) want bigger phone, otherwise, I don't really have a reason to upgrade.

7. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

LG G2 is 5.2"

10. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Sorry, misstyped.... LG G3.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Okay so next phone should be 6 inch then next 7 inch then next 8 inch ect.. So in 10 year you will use a 16 inch phone? :)

31. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I don't know about that. But right now, I see friends/relative that using 6"+ phone, and I think the 6"+ is my perfect size.

19. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And I am glad t isn't...5.5" 1080p display is perfect mix for phablet. Why dont you buy Xiaomi Max!

32. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Perhaps I will. I really hope Xiaomi will offer international version of it (the one that pre-loaded with google play)

2. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

It looks generic. I liked OnePlus when they first entered the scene, with the One. The One stood out, and at the time was truly a flagship killer. But now, this just looks like HTC and Samsung had a baby, and the baby grew up to be average. Nothing remarkable.

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Exactly what I wanted to say. The first one looked original... then unheard of from a Chinese manufacturer. The second iteration looked OK but the third... omg am I disappointed by them.

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Mostly agree, but it looks more like HTC and LG's G5 had a baby...the front just looks bland ugly, that's from the G5 IMO :P

5. yashar2080

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 18, 2014


8. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The original Oneplus One will always have the best design they ever made.

14. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016


9. TerryTerius unregistered

...... Meh. It may bore me, but one+ fans have something to look forward to, as do those in the market for a good affordable phone. So for all of your sakes, I hope this turns out to be what you've been looking for. Best of luck 1+. I just hope they cut back on the unwarranted aggrandizement this year. That was just unnecessary.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I have nothing more to add to what terry just said. This phone, while good, is as generic and as boring as they come. Reminds me of the htc 10. Nevertheless, i'm still excited for the op fans as this seem to be a worthx upgrade from the op2 at least.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC 10 is the most rugged flagship currently on the market. its took 32 drop using a professional drop test machine to make the screen stop working. took 5 drop for iphone 6S 1 drop for Samsung S7..

11. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Samsung like camera design.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Look at HTC M9...

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This is pretty much a standard 2016 flagship, nothing special or exciting. But, then i'm really liking their metal design of choice. Its quite reminisent of the geogeous htc m9 render that never materialised. Plus, its thin at just 7.3 which is neat. However, i do wonder what this phone will actually standout for? It is neither better nor worse than the competition as nothing seems to be the actual selling point of the phone which is very important these days.

16. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Is Oxygen OS considered a selling point?

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Price point will be better than most OEM * beside chinese one ) So its already thats.

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Looks tasteless.. just because you go for metal doesn't always mean you'll look good doing it.

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The S820 might be more efficient than than the S810 but there is no chance that 3000mah will give great battery life on this size phone.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

1080p screen will do wonder.

20. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well done OnePlus with specs of why don't you improve you device update strategy? OP2 is still waiting for stable M release. For OP1 Cyanogen OS based on M is already available and it is really good so far.

21. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I freaking love the black lines, makes for such a good contrast unlike white ones that seem to be the norm.

22. Shocky unregistered

If that 3000 mAh battery is for a 5.5" device they've failed. That would make sense for a 5" phone but not 5.5"

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

1080p screen take less power on GPU ect than those quad hd screen. 3000 mah with 1080 5.5 inch will get better battery life than 5.0 inch with quad hd.

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