Enough of the rumors and speculations, One Plus has finally confirmed the unveiling and release dates of its next generation flagship, the OnePlus 3! The smartphone will make its official debut later this month, and some countries will be able to purchase it the next day. This image containing a large ‘3’ followed by a date June 15 was shared on the official OnePlus Weibo page.
Previously it was rumored that the Oneplus 3 would be announced on June 14, just a day after Apple’s WWDC keynote, this is still true depending on the country you live in, as according to the teaser the smartphone will be revealed in Shenzhen at 10am local time on June 15 (3am BST, 10pm June 14 EDT, 7pm June 14 PDT).
OnePlus is also shipping a special Loop VR headset this month ahead of a virtual reality launch event. It’s available for free (plus about $5 for shipping) but OnePlus is only giving away 30,000 copies. The headset is set to ship on June 6 with this you’ll be able to enjoy the whole event in virtual reality, for those without VR, there will be a standard live-stream for them as well.
The device is expected to feature a 5.5″ 1080p display, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor, 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM and a 16 MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing one, 32GB or 64GB of storage and a 3000mAh battery, recent rumors also suggests that that “Premium model” will likely be released, having a whooping 6GB RAM.
OnePlus 3 is expected to cost about the same as the OnePlus 2, that’s about $330 and £240. Unlike its previous devices, OnePlus has announced that it will not be doing the invite system for the OnePlus 3, in essence you wont need to wait until you are invited to purchase the phone, it can be purchased anytime you want, here’s the company’s official announcement “We’re releasing te OnePlus 3 invite-free, right from launch day. In addition, invites are gone forever from future OnePlus products launches”
OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded in December 2013 by former Oppo vice president Pete Lau. It is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Apart from mainland China, the company serves 42 countries and regions around the world as of March 2016. The company’s main goal was to design a smartphone that would balance high-end quality with a lower price than other phones in its class, believing that users would “never settle” for the lower-quality devices produced by other companies.