OnePlus seem to have adopted a rather different (from their usual standard) design approach with the upcoming OnePlus 3. As some GizChina readers commented on the previous leaks, the design — especially the antennae lines — are very HTC-ish.
Fresh new photos of the phone have surfaced online, featuring the exact same design as the previous leaks. This includes a home button, which will most likely be capacitive (akin to the OnePlus 2).
OnePlus 3 Leaked Photos
In all earnest, it is a bit disappointing to see Chinese phone makers dish out designs that are far from new.
That said, OnePlus phones can be a bit deceptive in their leak stages. Both, the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 hardly had any fans for their design when they got leaked, but both phones gradually (exponentially?) grew on users, current and potential.
Coming back to the leaked images, they confirm the presence of the hardware profile switch that appears on both, the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X. Also seen is a USB Type-C port, chin speaker holes, and (phew!) a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As for the specs, it’s no surprise that the OnePlus 3 will be a Snapdragon 820 phone. More info here.