OnePlus 3 renders show front facing speaker, plus spec details

oneplus 3 render leaked

With manufacturers speeding up development and launch times, it’s not that surprising to already see leaked renders and specification highlights for next year’s OnePlus 3!

We’ve seen a real speed bump in how smartphone makers develop and launch their mid-range hardware. Xiaomi, LeTV and Meizu have all really sped up, and we expect a similar change to happen with flagship launches and development too (Lei Jun said as much a few weeks ago).

So with this in mind it isn’t at all surprising to see the first renders of the OnePlus 3 have started to make the rounds along with a few details of the hardware on the inside.

OnePlus 3 leaked render

First of all let’s take a look at the design. The overall shape of the OP3 is similar to the current OP2 from the rear, with a clean camera and dual LED set up plus logo. As you can see there are grey areas at the top right and bottom left of the phone, these could be side touch sensitive areas like the ones seen on recent Nubia phones.

If you look carefully the rear of the phone has no speakers and this is because they have been moved to the front of the phone. Front facing speakers aren’t a new feature but they are rare in the smartphone world and it would be great to see OnePlus adopt the design.

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oneplus 3 render leaked

We also see that from the front of the OP3 that there is a white bezel around the phone. This could also come in alternate colour options.

As for hardware, well a Snapdragon 820 is the processor that has jumped out as the most promising for the flagship phone, and we also believe that the screen will remain a 1920 x 1080 unit.

So that’s the first OnePlus 3 rumour out of the way, what do you think?

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  1. afghanPower
    December 9, 2015

    Hope the rumor of them keeping the 1080p screen is true. 2K is such a waste of battery life.

    • Colin
      December 9, 2015

      Agreed! Diminishing returns mean that resolution increases come at a cost but give little benefit.

      Only devices approaching 7″ really benefit from it. There are other characteristics of the screen, like colour and contrast, which are more important than resolution.

      Save these <6" FHD+ screens for things like VR headsets, where they're needed.

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    December 9, 2015

    no dual cam ?

    • December 9, 2015

      They will make a quad cam device just for you @Muhammad Yasir:disqus. Don’t worry. I will talk to them :P.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 9, 2015

        sure thing bro 😀

      • Airyl
        December 9, 2015


  3. Ігор
    December 9, 2015

    Nice design.

  4. Adam Irvine
    December 9, 2015

    Fingerprint scanner missing?

    • Joel Adames
      December 9, 2015

      Might be on one of the sides

  5. Manjurul Islam
    December 9, 2015

    Looks like no fingerprint scanner, laser autofocus and probably no NFC this time too 😛

    • Joel Adames
      December 9, 2015

      Could be on the sides

  6. Christo
    December 9, 2015

    I’m guessing it could be using Qualcomms Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. I’m surprised that Andi’s article above didn’t mention the physical fingerprint scanner was missing in the renders.

    • Joel Adames
      December 9, 2015

      He did mentioned those white/grey areas on the sides which are good placements for them also if ever. So don’t rule them out yet. Think Sony

  7. Derp herp
    December 9, 2015

    Might be my next phone, after OPO and Mi4c. Oh and a bit lighter phone would be good, 165g is quite a difference from Mi4c’s 132g.

  8. AdM
    December 9, 2015

    OnePlus renders never lived to the hype…

  9. Joel Adames
    December 9, 2015

    I don’t really see op+ as my cup of tea brand for phones but this design gets closer to my comfort zone. Hopefully they won’t blow it up with stupid spec’s cuts and weird iPhone like limitations (again) but… With their price rates I will keep my self Hoping for the OUKITEL K6000 PREMIUM (even the pro) to get real and not just hot air. 😉

  10. Jay
    December 9, 2015

    No hints on the top and bottom, but I’m pretty sure an Infrared blaster (read universal remote control) is out of the picture. Ah well, LeTV, here I come!

  11. Wesley
    December 9, 2015

    As long as it has expandable memory and an amoled screen like the One X does. If so, it’s on my shopping list.

  12. Dante
    December 10, 2015

    fake as F bth

  13. Ronnie
    December 10, 2015

    OnePlus Phones are now on sale only below

  14. Alexei
    December 11, 2015

    These images are taken from designedbyhege few months ago…You can find some wicked concept phones out there.

    • Alexis T
      December 14, 2015

      thanks for this valueable piece of information, which proves reviewers should do a bit of homework before relaying total crap like that. These images came from the “OnePlus 10” (lol) page of designedbyhege wordpress blog.

      btw it looks like team pushes chinese news and infomercials we (readers) are forced to comment to keep information quality at a reasonable level.

      we should be rewarded with 20% off GCshop
      or a kiss from Deidre if you’re named “Dante”