OnePlus live chat rep reveals that the OnePlus 3 will be unveiled on June 14th

OnePlus live chat rep reveals that the OnePlus 3 will be unveiled on June 14th
Earlier today, we passed along some of the alleged specs for the unannounced OnePlus 3 which were disseminated by tipster Evan Blass. Now, a fresh rumor has the unveiling of the OnePlus 3 taking place on June 14th. This comes from a OnePlus live chat rep who reportedly revealed the date to someone on the OnePlus website.

Like last year, when OnePlus sent out 30,000 Google Cardboard VR headsets for the unveiling of the OnePlus 2, the company has already announced that it is returning to the world of VR to unveil the OnePlus 3. Instead of sending out free Cardboard headsets, it is going to ship 30,000 Loop VR headsets. Created by AntVR and OnePlus, the free headsets (those who requested one still had to pay the taxes) are more substantial than Google Cardboard, and work with any phone with a 5-inch to 6-inch screen.

Like last year, OnePlus will unveil its new flagship phone using VR. Unlike last year, those watching the event with the Loop VR headset will be able to purchase the phone in Virtual Reality.

Based on this morning's leak and previous rumors, the OnePlus 3 is expected to come with a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood. One version of the phone will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, while a premium model will feature 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. A 16MP snapper should adorn the back of the phone, which will support NFC. A 3500mAh battery will be powering up the unit.'

If the OnePlus live chat rep is telling the truth, we should know all about the OnePlus 3 three weeks from today when the device is unveiled in VR. And if you can't get the Loop VR headset (it already is sold out), you will still be able to view the event on your phone. OnePlus still needs to make this date official, and release information on how those interested can join the VR feed on that date. Stay tuned!


Thanks for the tip!

source: @krispitech via TheNextRex

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

6 gigs of RAM? More is always better I suppose, although I find it hard to believe any number of tasks on a phone require that much RAM. Come on Android OEMs.....work..on..optimization!!!! I am kinda glad there sticking to their guns with 1080p though :D.

2. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

So am I. Just put a well calibrated, efficient generation of panel on this thing and I'm there

3. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Whole heartedly appreciate OnePlus for sticking with 1080p display. Not buying android device anytime soon but I hope OnePlus could make 3 their best device so far (2 wasn't if you ask me.

4. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I am torn. They are having a VR launch yet no 2k screen? 1080p is sufficient for VR, but 2k & 4k are optimal and the future. To compensate, a larger battery would have done (Nowadays they have phones with 5000mah that are relatively thin). But, I guess that would increase cost and that is why they didn't do it.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's probably what happened. We have to remember the standard Oneplus models usually start at under $400 USD. No way you can get all those luxuries in a phone that cheap :D.

7. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Yes probably. That's disappointing since the original OnePlus One was truly a flagship killer. Everything after it had to many compromises.

6. BlynkOfAnEye

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

They kinda already do have 2k screens. 2K is a pretty loose term for anything with a horizontal resolution of around 2000px, so while some video people might call 2048px "real" 2k, it's not actually that big of a bump over 1920px. I'm guessing that it's gonna take a few more years for VR to really take off, so maybe by that point the battery/resolution tradeoff won't be so bad. :)

8. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

And here is where all the disparate nomenclature runs into issues. I am assuming (as is the most common use) that by 2K the person above meant QHD (4x720p) not to be confused with qHD (1/4 of 1080p - 960x540). You make a good point that FHD could be considered 2K though. Furthermore, technically, 4K could be the cinematic variant (4092x2160) or refer to UHD (which is 4x1080p - 3840x2160) Confused yet?

9. BlynkOfAnEye

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Agreed, it's definitely confusing. I work in post-production, and for all intents and purposes I consider both 4096px and 3840px to be 4K. :) I've now started getting footage in 5K (5120px), but I don't even have a monitor that can show me it full-res. *sob* #firstworldproblems

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