OnePlus 3 to be released in June, new design incoming
posted by Florin T. / Feb 24, 2016, 3:15 PM
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?
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.
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:26 PM 2
652 + nfc+ sd card+ fingerprint scanner+IMX377(with ois) for $199 +820 option +1gb ram @$299
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:31 PM 1
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Without expandable storage, I'm out.
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:40 PM 5
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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...
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:37 PM 0
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I'm pretty sure the Moto X and Nexus phones do work on Verizon..?
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:41 PM 0
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1080P resolution...flagship killer...in 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.
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:43 PM 1
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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.
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 3:51 PM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 9:20 PM 1
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A little excited.
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 4:24 PM 0
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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
posted on Feb 24, 2016, 5:46 PM 2
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