OnePlus 3: New design, possible AMOLED display, launch on June 14 and everything we know so far

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first_imgOnePlus phones have built quite a reputation for themselves. Touted as flagship killers, these phones are synonymous with high-end hardware specs but at more mainstream prices. Quite obviously then, every time the company is gearing up for its next launch there is visible excitement amongst fans and enthusiasts alike. The company is all set to launch its third flagship (and fourth in general) phone, expected to be named the OnePlus 3 soon.Update: OnePlus Founder Carl Pei has confirmed that that OnePlus 3 will launch on June 14. The launch event will be entirely in virtual reality. People will need the OnePlus Loop virtual headset to watch it. Also, one important bit about the OnePlus launch is that it is going to be available for purchase without any invites. This means, open sales.  The company has however remained relatively tight-lipped about the OnePlus 3 as opposed to say last year when it was all gung-ho with teasers around the OnePlus 2.  Company co-founder Carl Pei did spill some beans here and there, but then it was nothing remotely substantial that would give the OnePlus 3 away.Having said that, you just can’t stop rumour mills, can you? Leaks and rumours about the OnePlus 3 have been doing the rounds of the world wide web for quite some time now, leading us to construct what could eventually be ‘the’ OnePlus 3. Here’s a lowdown.DesignThe OnePlus 3 will follow a new design scheme. This is not a rumour, but a genuine fact coming straight from the mouth of company co-founder Carl Pei who has gone on record to say that the OnePlus 3 will feature a new design, different from its current-generation flagship phones. According to Carl Pei, the OnePlus 3 design will captivate users just as the company’s first phone, the OnePlus One did when it was launched in July 2013.advertisementAlso read: OnePlus 3 concept images show off new design, camera shutter button The OnePlus One brought in a characteristic ‘sandstone finish’ design, and the OnePlus 2 followed suit. But, at the periphery both these phones were plastic with an outer frame made of metal. Now that phones like the Xiaomi Mi 5 have gone all glass and metal, it would be interesting to see if OnePlus goes the all-metal way with the OnePlus 3 or not.Features like a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port standard are expected to continue although some reports suggest that the OnePlus 3 may ditch the fingerprint scanner in favour of an iris scanner. Addition of an iris scanner would invariably increase production cost, something that the company would like to avoid if it wants to sell the phone at an aggressive price.DisplayThe OnePlus 3, much like the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 will most likely come with a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Some reports suggest that the OnePlus 3 could have a 5-inch variant, but that would put the OnePlus X in a tight spot. Therefore, the chances of that happening appear slim.Updated: There are reports that the OnePlus 3 will come with AMOLED display, similar to what you get in Samsung’s top Galaxy phones.   Also read: OnePlus X review: Third time is not the charm SoftwareThe OnePlus 2 shipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop-based OxygenOS which is the company’s custom skin on top of Google’s Android OS. Now that the team behind the OxygenOS is ready with the Marshmallow version of the ROM, the OnePlus 3 in all probability will ship with OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.Also read: OnePlus 2 review: The dark knight returnsProcessor and storageThe OnePlus 3 will most definitely be powered by Qualcomm’s current-generation flagship Snapdragon 820 processor. Multiple reports suggest that the phone would come in two variants: 4GB RAM and 32GB memory, and another 6GB RAM and 64GB memory. There have been some rumours going around saying that there could be a third variant in store, possibly carrying 128GB of memory.Also read: OnePlus 3 benchmark listing confirms Snapdragon 820, 16MP camera CameraThe OnePlus 3 is said to sport a 16-megapxiel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. We can expect Optical Image Stabilisation and fast focus capabilities in the phone.BatteryRumour has it that the OnePlus 3 will come with a 3,500mAh battery inside which if it were to be true would be bigger than what the OnePlus 2 has to offer (3,300mAh). Moreover, the phone is said to include Dash Charge, a home-brewed technology that would take on Oppo’s VOOC and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge. To recall, even though the OnePlus 2 was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, it did not support Quick Charge.Also read: OnePlus 3 rumours: 3,500mAh battery, Dash Charging and more advertisementPrice and availabilityOnePlus will launch the OnePlus 3 at the end of the second quarter, which means sometime in June. While the 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory variant will reportedly cost $308 (roughly Rs 20,500), the 6GB of RAM and 64GB memory is said to be priced at $385 (roughly Rs 25,614).Also read: OnePlus 3 to come with two variants, 6GB RAM and morelast_img

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