OnePlus 3 production could be scrapped permanently, new model incoming

OnePlus 3 production could be scrapped permanently, new model incoming
Most of those who had already placed their orders for the OnePlus 3 are most likely upset that the Chinese company can't handle the demand. Many customers have been notified that it could take between three and four weeks for their OnePlus 3 to arrive, which is unacceptable for a premium device that's been launched back in June.

The good news is OnePlus plans to halt smartphone's production permanently to make room for another device that will be able to meet the high demand. The information comes from a source inside the supply chain, who also revealed that the next OnePlus smartphone could pack the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor inside.

One of the reasons that OnePlus 3 is so hard to come by is the AMOLED supply shortage, which is why the upcoming OnePlus smartphone will feature an LCD panel instead.

Even though OnePlus confirmed plans to focus on a single smartphone per year, the company may be forced to launch the rumored OnePlus 3 Plus this year rather than the next.

OnePlus 3 stock is dwindling and since the Chinese company does not seem to plan to replenish them, customers can only buy the graphite model, as the gold version is now out of stock.

The only thing that remains to learn now is when exactly OnePlus plans to unveil its next smartphone, the OnePlus 3 Plus or whatever its name.



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well it obviously means they weren't expecting this much of a demand and it comes to a conclusion that it is a well rounded device. By the way, I read in GSMarena that it could be around 14 days...3-4 weeks sounds exaggerated.

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Awesome! Probably my next phone!

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

I miss the old OnePlus designs

11. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I don't.

34. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

I do.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"Oneplus 3 Plus" LOL

7. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

oneplus 3 plus one equal to 5

17. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

What did you want? LOL they surely didn't think too much about the name if, true. I would had gone with Max or XL. They just probably put it Google translate, mandarin to English, best they could do.

5. hansip87

Posts: 231; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

the weird thing with OP3 is that despite having AMOLED screen, their battery life is just so average even lower than average. what gives?

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Lower than average? 4-5 hours is pretty normal for a OnePlus 3 which is above average, average being 3-4 hours SOT like the Galaxy S6. Not sure I see that as a problem, used to get over 6 hours SOT but it seems to have degraded a bit since installing the community builds, not very consistent anymore .

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Lower than average? 4-5 is pretty normal for OnePlus 3 which is above average, average being 3-4 hours SOT like the Galaxy S6" Remember the S6 packs a 2550mAh battery capacity, and a Quad HD display, while the OnePlus 3 features a 3000mAh battery and a Full HD panel. Despite that, the S6 scored 73hrs at GSMArena, while the OnePlus 3 scored 66hrs. I wonder where you got that "3-4hrs SOT" of the Galaxy S6. Lol Admit it, the OnePlus 3's battery life is below average, and also inferior to the Galaxy S6's battery life.

14. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Where did I get it from ? I used the Galaxy S6 for a year so I have a lot of experience with the phone, 4 hours SOT was the best I could ever get out of it over a day, it was usually around 3 hours or less Go and troll somebody else. If you think the Galaxy S6 has better battery life then you're a clueless idiot. Although to be fair we already knew that about you.

15. Andy.Smith

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

i guess that GSMArena tested both devices using the same methods. so, @ebilcake, your SOT is related to your particular usage. this being said, if you would have used the OP3, maybe you would have had lower SOT than you have now with the S6. (don't call ppl idiots. it ain't nice). aaaanyway, there's something fishy about a device that has a full HD display and larger capacity battery to last less than a device that has a Quad HD display and a smaller battery (i say again, tested the same way).

16. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

No, not at all. I recently went back my Galaxy S6 as there was a fault with my OnePlus 3 which took two weeks to sort out. Exactly the same apps and usage and it's the same 3 hours SOT I remember, you can make it last 4 hours and maybe a little longer but you have to make an effort to manage usage, the same effort on the OnePlus 3 nets you around 6 hours SOT. Yes, I will call him an idiot because that's what he is, if you're going to blindly believe battery tests then you're a fool. Galaxy S6 battery life was and still is abysmal.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That's because AMOLED screens, unless they come from the top bin and are displaying a lot of deep colors or blacks, are actually slightly less efficient currently than a good LCD. Personally, as long as OnePlus sources a really good LCD like the kind on the iPhone 6 or later generation, I would be so happy. I don't like to have to be forced to displaying dark colors in order to get good battery. This phone would be so much win with an iPhone level LCD. I would instantly buy. And if the rumors are true, I will.

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

iPhone 6 level? Stop drinking the Apple koolaid. Basic 1080p LCD screens are far superior to the iPhone 6 display. This went as far back as the HTC M7 which is really really old and dated now. So imagine how dated the iPhone 6 display is? Yes IOS has nice looking icons but it looks like crap in in videos.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

By iPhone 6, I mean that generation. Things to be considered are brightness, reflectivity, color reproduction, touch sensitivity, etc. Not just pixel density, sheesh. And I'm sure others have great LCD screens, like HTC and the Mi5, all I'm saying is have a screen as good as one of the later iPhones or other very good panels that other OEMs use. I really can't understand why some of you people get so hostile. You need to calm down and get a life, dude. I have no allegiance to any OEM...especially not to Apple.

37. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

It's bad in a lot of metrics because resolution is pretty much the most important metric. Like I said, I use an iPhone 6 for work and the display is crap.

36. Furbal unregistered

my OP3 battery life was stellar, literally twice as long as my 6p.

6. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Not sure I would see it as an upgraded device without an AMOLED display.

8. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I agree.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I don't. An LCD like the ones on the iPhone are awesome. AMOLED panels are cool, but definitely not an end all without them. In some cases, like with ppi of less than 441, I prefer the LCD. Due to the subpixel arrangements, AMOLED panels are only at worst 2/3 of their stated resolution, and have that hatch pattern if not in QHD.

25. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016 AMOLED panels can use full sub pixel arrangements if the developer chooses too.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

They don't. Nothing HD or higher uses RGB due to lifespan issues. If they used RGB stripe and and could overcome the lifespan issue and the concerns with current density (which get solved with pentile), I would be more for AMOLED than anything else. The ability run a lower ppi and have a similar perceived sharpness (lower GPU strain), High typical brightness, and uniform power draw across the spectrum are selling points of LCD tech.

30. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The only time I can notice the difference is when reading very small text on the screen, and even then I'm struggling a bit to tell them apart in terms of detail. This is comparing the OnePlus One and OnePlus 3 side by side, the difference between Pentile and RGB is exaggerated at these resolutions. Back when we were using 480*800 displays it was a big deal, as the resolution has increased it's become a bit of a non-issue really.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah, it's not as much of an issue. I just know that FHD LCD is very sharp even up to 6", so I don't feel the extra resolution is necessary with LCD. Since our UI uses so many vertical and horizontal lines, it's makes navigating apps look cleaner. If you want the advantages of AMOLED, I say go QHD. I like AMOLED here, and they don't inherently draw any more power than their FHD versions (not including differences in GPU strain). As for LCD, the smaller the pixels, the dimmer they tend to be due to screen door effect. I say the FHD varieties give enough resolution for mobile.

38. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Yeah they do. Off the top of my head, two galaxy tabs don't use pen tile and a bunch other ones. I don't think the new tab pro uses pen tile either nor does the Apple Watch I believe. That's just off the top of my head and I am sure there are more. Don't quote me but the electronic viewfinders on the Sony high end cameras don't use pentile either.

28. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Not sure if serious.. :-S

39. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Plenty of OLED displays have full sub pixel arrangements. Galaxy S2, Galaxy Tab 8 S plus I believe it was called, the 10.1 Galaxy Tab S, the 9.7 Galaxy Tab S2.

10. truthwins unregistered

One plus 3 plus is the real next big thing

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