On May 15th, the hammer company – Smartisan Technology – released the flagship Nut R1 as well as a special version of the mid-range Nut Pro 2.
Today, a new Smartisan machine quietly appeared on certification website 3C with model number OE106. While that code doesn’t tell us anything specific, the real giveaway is the charger it’s coming with. The website does indeed show an 18W fast charger with model number “CD101”, which is not-coincidentally the same we found on the previously launched Smartisan Nut Pro 2.
The Nut Pro 2 was launched back in November of 2017. So, knowing Chinese phone makers, it’s pretty easy to assume that its successor is coming very soon, at around 8 months since its official launch.
Smartisan’s Nut Pro 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, this means that the Nut Pro 3 is almost certainly going to pack its logical heir, the Snapdragon 710. A chip based on a 10nm process that uses the Kryo 360 architecture on eight cores, with a maximum clock of 2.2GHz and paired with an Adreno 616 GPU. Definitely a worthy successor with its powerful performance and improved energy efficiency.
As far as release date is concerned, Smartisan technology’s CEO – Luo Yonghao – previously revealed that “there will be new phones in autumn and winter”, so we expect the Nut Pro 3 to get launched in October/November.