New flagship device from Chinese tech company OnePlus has reportedly been confirmed by its co-founder, Carl Pei and co-founder. The company’s chief executive officer, Pete Lau, also made a similar announcement during the recent SURGE tech conference in Bangalore, India.
Dubbed as OnePlus 3, reports claim that Pei apparently shared that the device may be out by the end of the next quarter this year, sometime around June. The handheld is said to feature a new design which contrasts its predecessors, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus One.
The specifications are touted to assure consumers that they will be captivated by the device as the company is allegedly putting the United States as one of the markets to prioritize. Speculations have it that OnePlus 3 will be sold as an unlocked variant in the said country and in other regions as well.
The smartphone is believed to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 which will be offered in two versions – one with 3GB RAM partnered with 16GB internal storage and the other, 4GB RAM combined with 64GB built-in memory, both are expandable with support for microSD memory card slot. The firmware onboard is CyanOgenOS which is based on the latest Android operating system, Marshmallow 6.0.
Other features include 13-megapixel main lens and 5-megapixel for front-facing shutter while the display is measured at 5.2-inch in quad high definition display presumably with 1080p resolution. There may also be a removable battery.
It remains to be seen how much the company will sell the unit with some industry followers predicting that since OnePlus is known to offer high-end specs at affordable price, the device may become available for less than $350.
With the availability hitting the global market, it is deemed that the sales of the company will increase as its previous models have been a hit to buyers. More information about OnePlus 3 is expected to be released in the following months.