OnePlus 3 rumours have been making rounds for quite a while now. Spotted clearing benchmarks earlier this year, speculations are ripe regarding the upcoming flagship from the upstart Chinese brand. While OnePlus 2 failed to get reasonable traction, it failed to create as much hype as the first gen OnePlus. But can the OnePlus 3 change the fortunes for the Carl Pei led smartphone brand?
As of now it seems yes, it can! If the benchmark listing is to be believed the OnePlus 3 will pack some sheer internal processing prowess. Now even, the pricing of the alleged smartphone has been leaked in a repot coming from China. Incidentally the source of the report is an employee of OnePlus itself. So without further ado, let's get started and find out what all will the OnePlus 3 popularly referred to as OP3 packs.
Sports a 5 inch Full HD display
OnePlus 3 Leaked Specs #1
As per benchmark listing of Antutu and GeekBench, One Plus 3 will sport a 5 inch Full HD IPS display upfront as compared to the previously expected 5.5-inch panel. In fact, the last gen OnePlus to came with larger display.
To launch this May
OnePlus 3 Leaked Specs #2
OnePlus 3 is leaked to launch later this May, possibly on 18th or 20th of this month in China. OnePlus is soon expected to start teasing the launch of their upcoming flagship smartphone.
Powered by Snapdragon 820
OnePlus 3 Leaked Specs #3
Just like other flagships of 2016, the OP3 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octa core chip coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU. Just to recall the last gen OnePlus 2 came with a much slower SD810 cheap, which also had heating issues. The latest SD820 chip from Qualcomm is a marked upgrade over its predecessor and boasts of an Antutu score of around 1.5 lacs.
To come with two RAM variants
OnePlus 3 Leaked Specs #4
While previous benchmark results indicated at two variants of the OnePlus 3 with different RAM options, nothing was confirmed them. This was especially due to the lack of faith in the GeekBench listing, but now a report coming from China confirms that OnePlus indeed plans to launch two variants of the smartphone - one with 4GB and other with 6GB of RAM. Interestingly the news is confirmed by an employee of OnePlus itself.
Now with a 16MP rear camera
OnePlus 3 Leaked Specs #5
According to the benchmark listing the OnePlus 3 will sport a 16MP rear camera capable of shooting 4K videos, as compared to the 13MP f/2.0 unit found in the OnePlus 2. The rear camera aside, the OnePlus 3 will sport an 8MP camera on the front.
Reported to be priced lower than OP2
OnePlus 3 Leaked Specs #6
As per the new report OnePlus 3 will be priced starting at 1999 Yuan (Rs 21,000 approx.) which is lower than that of the OnePlus 2. Just to recall the OnePlus 2 was launched in India at a starting price of Rs 22,999. Expect OnePlus 3 to undercut the Xiaomi Mi5 in terms of pricing when it launches in India. The pricing of the 6GB RAM variant of the OP3 however, isn't known yet.