Now that Xiaomi, Samsung, LG and HTC have already launched their 2016 flagship smartphones, its OnePlus turn next. The company is gearing up to launch its highly-anticipated OnePlus 3 smartphone, and ahead of the official unveiling, we have come across a number of leaks that have given us a fair idea on what to expect. Now, a new leak sheds some light on the hardware the OnePlus 3 is expected to boast. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
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Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 24, 2016
According to a tweet by a reliable leaker, Evan Blass (@evleaks), the OnePlus 3 will sport a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 SoC, 64GB of onboard storage, 16-megapixel rear camera and NFC support as well. He has also posted a screenshot that shows the OnePlus 3 (with model number Rain A3000) running on Android N preview build wrapped under OxygenOS 3.1.0. However, at launch, the smartphone is likely to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and Android N update would be made available after Google officially releases it.
OnePlus co-founder and CEO Liu Zuohu, has also posted a sample photo on Weibo clicked on OnePlus 3 s selfie camera, PriceRaja reports. The photo was shot in dim lighting, has a watermark and there s no EXIF data. However, it does show a resolution of 2,448×3,264 pixels, which adds up to 8-megapixel resolution.
Based on the past rumors, the OnePlus 3 is also expected to boast 6GB of RAM with 64GB storage, and a less powerful variant with 4GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It is also expected to pack a 3,000mAh battery, along with a new fast charging tech called Dash Charge .
Recently, OnePlus announced a new Loop VR headset, which it will be offering for Re 1 on Amazon India (shipping charges extra). It will be an app only sale for which the registration has already started. The sale will take place on June 3 and June 7 at 12PM IST. The company also mentioned that the OnePlus 3 will be launched in virtual reality in its brand new virtual space station called The Loop.
Now, as you can see in the above screenshot, one of the OnePlus fans got in touch with the company representative via online chat. He revealed that OnePlus 3 will be made official on June 14, AndroidAuthority reports. However, there is no word on the pricing and availability of OnePlus 3.