OnePlus 3 Selfie Sample Released – Specifications and Launch Date
Now it is OnePlus’ turn that Xiaomi, Samsung, LG, and HTC have already launched their 2016 flagship smartphones – OnePlus 3.
CEO Pete Lau has posted a selfie taken from the front camera of the OnePlus 3 on Chinese social networking site Weibo. The resolution of the picture is at 2448×3264 pixels, which sums up to 8-megapixel.
In the meanwhile, noted tipster Evan Blass also took to Twitter to share a screenshot from the OnePlus 3 running on OxygenOS v3.1.0 based on an Android N preview build. The screenshot revealed that the smartphone may come with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, and a 16-megapixel rear camera. Blass also tips that OnePlus will reintroduce NFC technology – a dropped feature in OnePlus 2.
Evan Blass, the serial leaker has shared a brief overview of the OnePlus 3‘s specifications. For the spec-hungry among you, they might make for disappointing reading given that they’re much the same as last year.
Blass has previously mentioned that the display will be of the AMOLED variety, and that the handset will ship with a 3,000 mAh battery. Other past leaks and rumors talked about the phone sporting a fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port, and 4 or 6GB of RAM.
OnePlus is already testing Android N preview builds on the OnePlus 3, but it’s likely that the device will actually ship running Android Marshmallow.
What’s more, it appears OnePlus may be making some major changes to the outward appearance this year, replacing the Sandstone Black plastic cover for an all-metal casing which looks somewhat similar to flagship HTC smartphones.
OnePlus will announce the new phone via a VR live stream sometime in the very near future and even launched a bespoke VR headset to coincide with the launch. For Indian users, OnePlus will sell the Loop VR headset from June 3 to June 7 on Amazon India, registration for which is now open.
OnePlus is looking to give the OnePlus 3 a makeover of sorts with a more sleek, and all-metal design. It is expected to pack a 3000mAh or 3500mAh battery, and come in two variants – 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage bundles.
OnePlus wants 30 of you to review the OnePlus 3
OnePlus wants to receive feedback about its next smartphone from people interested in reviewing a OnePlus 3 before anyone else.
To participate, you only need to have internet access, and there are no geographical restrictions. You need to do is go to the OnePlus’s Lab page and register. Then keep your fingers crossed. The Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus will select 30 people from those who sign up, and will send them a OnePlus 3 each. The 30 people will be selected by the OnePlus team. In the application form, there is a 500-word field that you can use to explain why you should be chosen.
If you are one of the lucky recipients of the phone, you’re expected to thoroughly review it over the course of several days, giving its maker feedback about all aspects of the device.