OnePlus 3 news: New concept images show what the next 'flagship killer' will look like


“Flagship killer” maker OnePlus is working on its next flagship, which is dubbed the OnePlus 3 and the successor of the OnePlus 2 that came out last year. The company is rumored to unveil its latest device sometime during the second quarter of 2016. According to a Tech Times report, among the things consumers should see in their next flagship is a redesign of how the device looks. It was reported that the company was spending a lot of time and effort on this aspect.

The OnePlus 3 is considered to be a highly anticipated smartphone that is expected to come out this year. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei earlier announced that the device will be coming in June 2016.

As the company has not been open about what kind of redesign is going to happen, concept images for the OnePlus 3 have already surfaced online. The Tech Times report cited a Chinese blog called Mobile-Dad which shared concept images of what they think the OnePlus 3 should look like. The images show a “sleek device with an elegant, chamfered metal frame.” The device is said to feature a physical home button which will also double as a fingerprint scanner. On the front of the device, the front camera is said to be situated on the top right side with a speaker grille in the middle part. The rear of the device shows a camera with a dual-tone LED flash.

The device is reportedly equipped with an alert slider, a dedicated camera button and a USB Type-C port. Under the hood, the phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 paired with 4 GB of RAM. Screen size is pegged at 5.5-inches with a full HD display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution.

The smartphone is expected to cost around $350, continuing the company’s thrust to bring high-end phones for an affordable price, a real “flagship killer.”