OnePlus 3 rumored to start from $310 for a 4GB RAM & 32GB of storage base model

By now, it's no secret that a OnePlus 3 is in the works. We have seen the third-generation "flagship killer" show up in benchmarks, going to war equipped with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 820 processor and up to 6GB of RAM memory, among other bells and whistles.

Specs aside, there's another interesting aspect about any OnePlus phone, and we're talking about the price. We have the first intel on that, courtesy of GizmoChina. An internal source at the hot-shot smartphone maker told the website that the OnePlus 3 will be available in two variants, starting at $310 (1999 Yuan). This is $19 less than the OnePlus 2's price at launch ($329) and seems like a fairly realistic price tag, given the company's strategy of selling high-end hardware at cost.

The source said that both OnePlus 3 versions will feature the Snapdragon 820 chipset, but the base model will get 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the enthusiast one will up the ante to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. We've seen a SD820, 6GB RAM alleged OnePlus 3 make the rounds at GFXBench, which gives GizmoChina's claims additional credibility. Naturally, this version will cost a bit more, though we don't see OnePlus crossing the $400 threshold. The 64GB OnePlus 2 used to be $390 before the $40 permanent price cut.

Finally, the OnePlus 3 might be announced in the middle of May and is to go on sale by early June. OnePlus unveiled its predecessor in late July last year, but seeing that high profile smartphone makers have begun making their announcements earlier to gain headway, the company might be looking to follow in their footsteps. We'll see in the coming weeks for sure!

source: GizmoChina



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Snapdragon 820 with 4 Gigs of RAM & 32GB Storage? That's less, WAY LESS than the iPhone 5SE O-O, right? In any case, what's the going rate of Snapdragon 820 Chips? Seems like they're priced on par with Helio Deca Core Series considering the fact that each and every bloody flagship phone is running on "DRAGON INSIDE" lately... Probably in the ballpark of $150, anyone?

5. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You think a mobile SoC costs $150? More like $40.

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@deanylev I must say that I'm genuinely surprised as I thought Snapdragon 200 Series would cost that much! But then again, I really never looked up to SoC prices! Thanks for clarifying it...

7. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Should be around $50 like previous 8xx iterations. Starting from 2000 yuan price tag has been standardized by Xiaomi long time ago, among Chinese flagships which contains latest Snapdragon high-end SoCs. It probably nowhere cheap as Helio X20. Its cost probably closer to Snapdragon 650/652. LeEco Le 2 starts from 1099 yuan with X20 and Qiku N4 gonna be released soon with maybe even a bit lower price tag.

16. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I've heard it's 70$. 150$ would be ridiculous. You can get a desktop i5 for 180$.

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@sarcastic_nerd You know what? You remind me of someone... The 'now banned' Tyron The Wise...

22. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Banned? He was never banned as far as i remember. He unregistered. Maybe got bored of the site. Well, you can think me as him. A long as you don't associate me with a troll, I'm fine

27. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Now I get to know why he didn't reply to some comments of mine on an article he thought of as relevant.

32. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah dude, I feel the same. He isn't banned tho.

23. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

so much for a "flagship killer" with marshmallow didnt hit the one plus 2 yet !! i can take any chinese phone with such speces with much lower prices if they dont offer updates as fast as they were with syanogen , then they better close Just saying

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

If it's has good looking as the one plus x then I am game.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

must be underclocked like cheapest version of Mi5 its still fast tough..

4. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

One plus after sales is terrible and a horrible experiance.Any oneplus phone is good to have until you dont need to carry it to service center.

6. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's very good starting price. Not sure about Oxygen OS though...I like Cyanogen OS on OnePlus One.

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I had a OPO before I bought my Nexus 6P. I thought Cyanogen OS on the OPO was buggy, oh boy was I wrong. I've encountered way more bugs with the stock Nexus software than with Cyanogen. I really miss my OPO.

24. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It sure was but recent M release has made OPO very smooth. It's very fast and responsive compared to previous releases L & K.

8. xocomaox

Posts: 201; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I would rather pay more money and get a non-compromised smartphone.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

You must know something from the inside, are you a leaker? What compromise does this one have?

14. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm pretty sure ^^ is referring to the one +2, which was lacking in some basic functionality (like NFC) compared to the flagships they were claiming superiority over. That said, I don't necessarily think one plus will make that mistake again but who knows... They may have to cut a corners somewhere, or omit something; in order to keep prices down. Not sure why that gets you so hot under the collar though.

25. xocomaox

Posts: 201; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

This is exactly what I was referring to. They have to cut price somehow.. And it looks like this will be a repeat of last year's flop.

9. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Hopefully it will be better than the 1+2, and more like the 1+1. Please don't make it a 2017 flagship killer.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

So it begins.

13. Shocky unregistered

Looking good, may be returning to OnePlus this year.

15. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm curious how much money one plus makes per unit, or if they are basically selling them at cost and can afford to keep doing so due to Oppo.

17. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

SD820's cost is $60 ,courtesy : le max 2's BOM list

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Is the phone waterproof?

26. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

With this price tag, I don't think so

28. Gadgetex

Posts: 199; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Half the price of an HTC10 and offering an enthusiast model with better hardware specs compared to HTC 10. Let's see how many LTE bands it is released with

29. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I feel like a sucker for buying a OnePlus One. Such an awful software experience. Talking to you Cyanogen!

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Really? I have an opposite experience. I would NEVER have touched an Android SmartPhone if it weren't for Privacy Guard that came built into my OnePlus One back in 2014, plus latest Marshmallow update is extremely smooth and is giving me the best SOT EVER! I was getting the following with KitKat: SOT: With MarshMallow, now I'm getting the following even though the WiFi is clearly using much more battery than it should, imagine how much longer it'll be once that bug is fixed: SOT: TLDR: COS 13 is the best SmartPhone experience I've EVER had. And it's just gonna get even better when MODS lands, basically Xposed built-in and officially supported:

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