Our best look at the OnePlus 3 so far

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More OnePlus 3 leaks this morning, this time giving us the best look at the design of the phone so far.

The OnePlus 3 has been seen in renders, on TENAA and now the phone has gotten a very clear starring role in an advert for a super slender 0.2mm protective cover.

In the images we see the design of the phone which looks like a mash up of Apple and HTC on the rear (see the camera and antennas) while the front looks like the Oppo R9 down to the oval home button.

These up close and personal images also show that OnePlus have opted for a dual tone LED flash on the rear, USB Type C in the base and have retained the 3.5mm headphone jack (a feature LeTV ditched on all of its latest handsets).

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According to reports the OnePlus 3 will be shipped in a number of variants from a 4GB RAM version all the way up to a 6GB RAM option. Each version of the OnePlus 3 will have a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, single SIM support. There are also hints that the phone will have NFC too plus a 3000mAh battery.

OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 3 in the next coming days so watch out for more news.

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  1. Joel Adames
    June 9, 2016

    I say this poorly designed phone is awesome on paper for the specs but the top range one i mean.

  2. Joel Adames
    June 9, 2016

    I mean for a phone in the flagship department the design should be something also of a feature… lamer smaller brands have more guts are are.more daring to jump into designs that are really nice but lack the power toake a device interesting for a 2nd look.

  3. Joel Adames
    June 9, 2016

    My opinion would be that there should be just an option for features and specs for flagships. It gets less confusion among users and sells a unified user experience among all buyers.
    I guess it’s just lame for BALCO to get a 4gbRam OP3 and then MAX to get a 6gbRam OP3 and at the end of the week they come out with different ram management experience… not an ideal picture in my mind.
    Of course I have no company and that’s just my grain of salt.

    • MaxPower
      June 9, 2016

      Knowing Oneplus I would say it’s all marketing strategy.

      They make the more affordable version so they can say their phone starts from 1999 yuan or $300.

      Then they make a 64GB version (or bigger) and they try to push this one to make more money.
      This year there’s no much difference between 32GB and 64GB to justify $80-$100 more, so they made the 6GB RAM to justify the price.

      When they came out with the OPO you could get only the invite for the 64GB.
      The 16GB was a limited batch sold in China and gone to resellers.

      Last year they stop selling the 16GB of the OP2 saying that the 64GB was selling better (bullshit).

  4. balcobomber25
    June 9, 2016

    I wanna see it in a color other than Silver. So sick of silver phones.

    • NextHype
      June 9, 2016

      Yes ! Where the fuck is Rose Gold ?! 😉

      • Allanitomwesh
        June 10, 2016

        Oh God anything but that

        • NextHype
          June 10, 2016

          OK… Let it be Champagne Gold for you 😀

    • Arnie Linson
      June 9, 2016

      Need All Black

  5. njren
    June 9, 2016

    Seems like a sensible step forward. They might already have reached the point they need a safe, conservative device they can sell at a fair price to sustain the company. Probably have to jettison the company motto from here on out, though.

  6. hebelöö
    June 9, 2016

    Now, 4000mAH is base for me. Sory, thanks!

    • NextHype
      June 9, 2016

      Better have a well optimized phone with a 3000mAh then a poorly optimized phone with a 4000mAh battery as the latest may be drained faster…plus you’ll charge a 3000mAh battery faster.

      • Varun Varma
        June 9, 2016

        Better to have a well optimised 4000mah battery. No reason why we can’t expect to have both.

        • NextHype
          June 9, 2016

          There is a reason : battle over thin phones and SoC. A flagship thickness must stay under 9mm and have a powerful SoC, so you can’t stuff a 4000mAh battery inside.

          Let’s check the latest SD820 chinese flagships :

          Zuk Z2 Pro – 7.5mm – 3100mAh
          One Plus 3 – 8.2mm – 3000mAh
          Xiaomi Mi5 Pro – 7.3mm – 3100mAh
          Meizu Pro 6 – 7.3mm – 2560mAh
          LeEco Le Max 2 – 7.9mm – 3100mAh

          versus SD650/SD652 phones :

          Nubia Z11 Max – 7.4mm – 4000mAh
          Oppo R9 Plus – 7.4mm – 4120mAh
          Redmi Note 3 Pro – 8.7mm – 4050mAh

          Now if you really wanna grab a 4000mAh phone, just get a SD652 instead of a SD820. I bet you won’t see the difference in terms of speed / reactivity.

          • Allanitomwesh
            June 10, 2016

            Galaxy S7 Edge – 7.7mm – 3600mAh
            Huawei P9 – 6.9mm – 3000mAh

            Just pointing out 9mm is a lot of space to work with

            • NextHype
              June 10, 2016

              Samsung and Huawei pack enough financial power to develop their own SoC, hence managing space as they wish. We were talking about Snapdragon chinese phones, which are built around something that seems less flexible. I think there is a good (technical) reason why we see only SD652 phones with 4000mAh, and no SD820, as every brand has a strong financial incentive to be the first to release a thin SD820 phones with a 4000mAh battery.

            • Allanitomwesh
              June 11, 2016

              The most obvious reason is that spending on a big battery eats into the budget for the processor when you have a price ($400) to stay under…

  7. G'n'T
    June 9, 2016

    You would think they would bring out a black and a white model. The silver phone has become so lame and that’s why when I see a black handset now it does raise my attention levels. All of these silver handsets do have the same metallic look. Boring!

    • NextHype
      June 9, 2016

      Yup. It’s like they were shouting “hey look at my metallic phone that’s made of metal”. But this trend is outdated as even budget phones are metal made nowadays and many brands got over it by selling phones with glass or ceramic back panel.

  8. Manjurul Islam
    June 9, 2016

    Nope, oneplus will soon die. It is not a device from 2014 flagship killer. Seriously no unique design, no impressive specs, nothing. Maybe the price will beat other top ranger but otherwise it is a tired device.