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