OnePlus 3 gets a June 15 launch date… in China

Word is that the OnePlus 3 will launch on the 14th of June globally. However, it has been learnt that the phone will launch on the 15th of June in China – possibly to account for the difference in time zones.

OnePlus made the revelation via their Weibo earlier today. One can’t help but think that the hype around the launch has been mellow compared to the previous two launches (excluding the OnePlus X).


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Coming back to the launch this year, OnePlus revealed that the phone would launch on 15th June at the Shenzhen Universiade Center at 10 in the morning. More importantly, OnePlus mentioned that the phone will be available starting the next day itself – 16th June.

OnePlus are infamous for their invite system, which although helps keep pricing and supply in check, can sometimes be frustrating for to-be buyers who’re used to paying up and taking a new phone home. No word on whether the OnePlus 3 will be an invite-only phone. In related news, a 6GB RAM variant of the phone was recently spotted.

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  1. Adam Irvine
    June 1, 2016

    I think I’m gonna buy one… I think it’s time for me to upgrade from the OnePlus One finally…

    I find myself wanting a fingerprint scanner too much these days!

    • Alexander van Scherpenseel
      June 1, 2016

      Agreed… It might be time to upgrade my One plus One, my One Plus X and my One Plus two… Good thing I also got the VR goggles to look at it in virtual reality!

      • Adam Irvine
        June 1, 2016

        Good idea 🙂 SD820 all the way! 🙂

        And ye, their VR Goggles looked ok, but I got a better pair from GearBest for cheap…

        • balcobomber25
          June 1, 2016

          I can’t ever go back to using phones without fingerprint. I tried it the other day and it was the feature I missed most. I got free Google Cardboards that I never use so really have no need for VR.

          • Karly Johnston
            June 3, 2016

            It is easy if you are addicted to double tap.

  2. balcobomber25
    June 1, 2016

    Invite System will mean I will not buy one. It’s time to end the foolishness. Hold flash sales and limited availability sales like every other company. Sales were anyone can log on and attempt to buy one. Not a system that makes you jump through hoops.

    This is One Plus chance to impress people like me, but a Invite System 3.0 will cause me to go to Zuk or Huawei.

  3. MattD
    June 1, 2016

    Meanwhile… Oneplus just used their forum to say that op3 (and perhaps every future op product) will be invite-free… That’s a good move!

    However, I’m not a fun of flash sales because resellers would buy all of the batches for months before people actually have the chance to buy one, but whatever