Thanks to the recently surfaced renders now we know how the upcoming OnePlus 3 might look. The serial tipster Evleaks had posted the actual shots of the OnePlus 3 showing the device in its full glory. After the OnePlus 2 fell short of expectations it is but evident that OnePlus 3 needs to take up the task of living up to its ancestors “flagship killer” image.

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We also hope that the OnePlus invite system won’t be retained for long allowing potential buyers to purchase the devices instantly. The OnePlus 3 is devoid of the signature Sandstone look and instead it comes clad in a full metal design. It is very likely that the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 820 under the hood and paired with a 4GB or even a 6GB of RAM (possibly two variant’s).

OnePlus 3 is expected to come equipped with a 5.5-inch or even a 5-inch AMOLED display, again it would be safe to expect two different sized screen variant’s, much like the iPhone and the iPhone Plus. The phone is further expected to come with the usual set of connectivity features including a fast charging option and a 3000 mAh battery pack.

Design wise the OnePlus 3 looks sleeker and the back panel resembles the Le Max, at least in some aspects. The fingerprint sensor is baked into the physical home button. We are yet to ascertain if it will actually be a physical home button or a capacitive one. On the imaging front the rumor mills have been pointing at a 16-Megapixel sensor with a wide aperture and 8-Megapixel selfie camera. The OnePlus 3 is expected to be announced on July 2016 but again it’s just a guess derived from the fact that OnePlus 2 was announced on July last year.

In the meanwhile, we do expect OnePlus to tidy up their supply chain and at least maintain a settled demand to supply ratio. They also need to understand that the market dynamics has undergone a paradigm shift and almost all the Chinese phone manufacturers are coming up with their own “flagship killers’. Just like most of the other speculations we would suggest you to take this piece of rumor with a dollop of salt.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.