OnePlus 3 specs rumored to include a 5.5-inch FHD display, a Snapdragon 820, and a 16MP camera

OnePlus 3 specs rumored to include a 5.5-inch FHD display, a Snapdragon 820, and a 16MP camera
While OnePlus is busy teasing the upcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone, it looks like the first concrete set of hardware specs have surfaced online courtesy of famous leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks. 

If these rumored OnePlus 3 specifications turn out to be accurate, then the OnePlus 3 could well become the most successful smartphone in the young company's portfolio.

Earlier today, Blass shared a screenshot allegedly captured on a OnePlus 3 prototype running the Android N developer build. This hints at the fact that the OnePlus 3 will either launch with Android N on board or will be updated to the upcoming Android version soon after Google publishes the final code later this summer.

Moving on to the OnePlus 3 hardware specs, Blass claims that the handset will come with all of the internal hardware that we've come to expect from a 2016 high-end smartphone. Included here are Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, 64GB of onboard storage, and a 16MP primary camera. Blass also claims that the OnePlus 3 will include an NFC chip, unlike its direct predecessor, the OnePlus 2.

Note that, earlier today, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau teased the upcoming smartphone's 8MP front-facing selfie shooter

Blass also puts further weight behind the notion that the OnePlus 3 will come with a 5.5-inch display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels. While all modern high-end smartphones come with QHD (1440 by 2560 pixels) displays, there is evidence to support that the extra display sharpness gained by making the jump to a QHD panel is offset by performance and battery life drawbacks. 

Given that OnePlus smartphones usually aim to provide a balance between cost and hardware, a 1080p display seems like an acceptable sacrifice.

Previous rumors and leaks have suggested that the OnePlus 3 will ditch the plastic build of its predecessors in favor of a more premium metal build. The image that you can see above is an alleged leaked picture of a OnePlus 3 prototype. Note that a recent leak has suggested that there will be two versions of the OnePlus 3, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage and one with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Like its predecessors, the OnePlus 3 is expected to be priced somewhere between $300 and $400, although nothing can be confirmed at this point.

What do you guys think of this set of alleged OnePlus 3 specifications? Is anyone disappointed to learn that the phone might come with a 1080p display?

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18 Comments

1. TechKids

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

1080p on 5.5 inches is fine, panel matters.

4. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yep. Make sure it's an efficient (like the Pro 5, A7, 8, or 9) and we'll calibrated one and that's all that matters

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Am I disappointed to learn that the phone might come with a 1080p display? No... Am I disappointed to learn that the phone might come with a 5.5" display? Ah, yes... Definitely yes... You've no idea how much I despise phablets... DEATH TO PHABLETS... B'Day...

18. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I'm disappointed that it has tiny 5.5" display. I was hopping that it will be as big as Xiaomi maX.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

BTW, am I too drunk or does it actually resembles Xiaomi mi5...? Anyone?

6. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You're too drunk. Front resembles Samsung / Meizu. The back htc / Huawei. The design for me is the current mainstream. It's alright. My concern would be the battery life.

7. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Smart guy you are, aren't you? You are not drunk at all, but you claim you do, so you can get away trolling and not get warnings or a banned. Very smart troll you are.....

13. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

You can't use the Mi5 in Europe so hopefully this one will have all the necessary LTE bands. And yes, FHD is enough. Now perhaps also an IR-blaster and inductive charging, please.

5. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

OMG 6gb Ram. Ip6s will be sold. To buy this.

8. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

seems good so far .. what about battery ?? any leaks/rumor ??

9. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

IR Blaster???

10. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

looking forward

11. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Standard 2016 flagship. Nothing special, nothing too bad. As boring as the htc 10. It should be a boringly reliable phone, nothing more.

12. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

I'm curious to see as to how well this stacks up against the upcoming note 6.

14. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Watch out its the flagship killer!

15. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

No ir blaster? I guess g5 is my only option this year.

16. loudharleys

Posts: 2; Member since: May 24, 2016

1080p is great. Give us sd card support and removable battery and it's a 10!

17. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1244; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I expected the TOP model to come with 128GB storage....

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