Open Thread: Let’s talk about the OnePlus 3


It’s no secret that the hype around OnePlus has died down. The young phone maker however is trying to redeem itself by doing away with the invite system, which doesn’t have too many fans around.

Now that the OnePlus 3 is set to launch later this month, does the device fit the bill to be your next flagship? After an unexpectedly successful launch of the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 turned out to be a device less radical. There were devices around its price range that could match the OnePlus 2, which made lining up for invites looks like a bad idea.

Then again, it isn’t just the price that OnePlus bet upon. The ‘geek’ factor is a strong one with OnePlus device (except for the OnePlus X).

What is the OnePlus 3 then? Let’s discuss.

OnePlus 3: Specifications

The OnePlus 3 is set to be in line with flagships from this year, with a powerful Snapdragon 820 beating at its core. With that, the OnePlus 3 will have 4GB (and possibly even 6GB of RAM), so OnePlus won’t really be beating around the bush with the specs.

Here’s a gist of the OnePlus 3 specs:

  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display (possibly AMOLED)
  • 4GB/6GB RAM variants
  • 32-128GB ROM
  • 16 mega-pixel rear camera
  • Full metal body
  • 3000-3500mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow based OxygenOS

Here’s a camera sample from the OnePlus 3:

OnePlus 3 camera sample

OnePlus 3: Pricing

Inventory control and a steady supply chain are two things that made pricing a controlled variable for OnePlus. Now that the invite system is gone, OnePlus will definitely have to cushion themselves with a little margin here and there.

Which is why, the OnePlus 3 might not exactly be $299. Perhaps $349, perhaps $319 if they feel adventurous. Then again, that’s what we think.

OnePlus 3: Over to you!


We all pretty much what the OnePlus 3 is going to be. Leaks and renders have given us a very clear look at the upcoming phone. While some thought the design lacked inspiration, others said that it looked like a great 2016 phone.

Which is why this open thread — so each one of us is heard. Let us know about what you think in the comments section below!

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