OnePlus 3 to be released in June, new design incoming

OnePlus 3 to be released in June, new design incoming
OnePlus is still a young and small company, but it managed to make a name for itself by selling high-end smartphones (comparable to many flagships out there) at very accessible prices. As you may remember, the company released the OnePlus One (in 2014) and OnePlus 2 (in 2015) as "flagship killers". While these handsets didn't really kill any flagship, plenty of customers bought them, and many others would have done it, too, if it weren't for OnePlus' loathed invite system.

At the end of last year, OnePlus released a mid-range handset (OnePlus X), and it recently also got rid of its invite system. All in all, things seem to be going well for OnePlus, but what is the company preparing for this year? Well, a new flagship smartphone, of course.

According to CNet, OnePlus founder Carl Pei confirmed that the company's next flagship handset will be released at the end of the second quarter - thus in June. It looks like the device will be called OnePlus 3 (just as expected). Reportedly, the OnePlus 3 will bring a "new design", so it should look different from the OnePlus 2 (pictured below) and OnePlus One, which share the same design language. Car Pei believes that the company will be able to surprise and "captivate" users with the OnePlus 3.

Just like the OnePlus smartphones that can be bought now, the OnePlus 3 will be sold unlocked in the US and various other markets around the world. There's no word on the new handset's price, but we expect it to be on par with the price of the OnePlus 2, thus possibly hovering around $350.

Car Pei mentioned that the OnePlus 3 should benefit from a "better buying process", though it's not clear what that means. He also said that, this year, the US will be really important for the company, which might promote the OnePlus 3 using "traditional marketing" strategies.

As for the features of the OnePlus 3, Carl Pei didn't reveal anything. Rumors have it that the handset will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, while sporting a 1080p display (of unknown size). But we'll see about that.

What would you want the OnePlus 3 to offer?

source: CNet



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hope they're returning to their senses with this version. The OnePlus 2 was a total downgrade compared to the OnePlus One.

2. Shocky unregistered

This could be good. Not interested all these 32GB devices, so will hold out and see what OnePlus can deliver. The OnePlus One was a great device, the OnePlus 2 was ruined by SN810, OnePlus X is an excellent budget device. No excuses this year with SN820.

3. Furbal unregistered

652 + nfc+ sd card+ fingerprint scanner+IMX377(with ois) for $199 +820 option +1gb ram @$299

5. xocomaox

Posts: 206; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Without expandable storage, I'm out.

35. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Why? Honestly, if they offer 128Gb for 350€ I don't need any SD-card.

15. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And 4.7 variant.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

seems right price, considering xiaomi as their rival :-/

33. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol @1GB ram

34. Furbal unregistered

You can't be that dumb, its an additional GB on top of the what would come with the base.

4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

If it doesn't work on Verizon like the Nexus phones, Moto X, BlackBerry Priv, etc. then they ARE NOT serious about the US market. Don't be fooled by this incompetent company...

6. xocomaox

Posts: 206; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I'm pretty sure the Moto X and Nexus phones do work on Verizon..?

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, didnt MotoX have complete set of frequency bands? :-/

7. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

The last 3 Nexus phones work on Verizon.

12. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Another way to look at it is CDMA sucks and GSM rules. More unlocked options and prepaid carriers.

30. Artio

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Sprint is releasing the Priv, so you could theoretically buy one outright from them & use it on Verizon.

8. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

We don't need a OnePlus 3 because the OnePlus 2 was the 2016 flagship killer, right?

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014


9. htcisthebest

Posts: 438; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

1080P resolution...flagship 2016? You gotta be kidding me. Almost every major flagship (except iphone, which sells on brand power and not on technology) has moved to 2K display these days! And while I agree it's hard to tell the diff between a 2K and 1080P screen, 2K is just more advanced and more expensive to produce than 1080p panel. So at least in a value to price ratio perspective, 2K screen phones are more valuable to me.

10. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Indeed. Achieving same horsepower with dual core, like Android has with 8 cores, now that I call not really focusing on technology. I know it's because Android works, and because it's full of Java, still, I've tried some flagships last year, and none of those come even close compared to iPhone 6s+'s non-existent overheating, to energy efficiency, to really consistent and smooth performance, when you reduce motion in accessibility settings. Not even the S6 line from Samsung. I know I know, Android can do more, is more customizable, has the ability to install cracked asks, but that's not the point here.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, two core with huge size that obviously bigger than any quadcore snapdragon... just wait until apple use 4 or more core, and suddenly their fans will think that core count is important, lol

31. Artio

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I think Samsung phones are the wrong place to look for consistent and smooth performance. Sense is the smoothest of the lot along with stock, which are on par with Apple as long as you're not using too many apps running background processes all of the time.

11. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

2078 flagship killer

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

A little excited.

25. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Hope it follows the design of its previous version and not ugly like the G5.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Amen to that.

16. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I Hope I can win a ''invite'' LOLz

18. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Bro do you even....(I'm with you) Lel

17. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I hope its a 5.5 1080P Snapdragon 820 4 GB RAM 16MP rear Cam with OIS + 8MP front facing wide 32GB + Microsd expansion 3300 mAh + battery Marsh Mellow For $350 Unlocked

26. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

For $470 6gb Ram with 1440p display and Exynos 8890

32. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

but add NFC and maybe a even better audio card for music

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