The long rumored new flagship device from Chinese developer OnePlus, the OnePlus 3, is now expected to be launched on June 14, after an online live chat support personnel allegedly revealed the said release date to a customer on the OnePlus official website.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the alleged release date was revealed by a OnePlus live chat customer service representative after a casual query about the device’s release date. While it may have actually come from someone inside the company, it raises issues regarding its authenticity since the release date for any upcoming flagship is one of the most guarded secrets when it comes to an upcoming device.
OnePlus, on the other hand, has not yet revealed the official release date for the new device but already confirmed that it would launch the new flagship via a virtual reality event. The company would be giving away more than 30,000 units of its Loop VR headset, which was developed in collaboration with AntVR. The new headset, different from what was used in the OnePlus 2 launch, can also be used by users who will take part in the event.
In the set of specifications recently leaked by mobile tipster Evan Blass, the new OnePlus 3 is expected to have a 5.5-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution. It is said to run under the Snapdragon 820 chipset. There will be two variants – 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM combo and the premium variant of 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM combo.
The camera is tipped to be a 16-megapixel one, and the device will also allegedly support NFC functionalities. The device will be powered by a 3,500 mAh battery. The leak showed the device running on a developer preview of the Android N, but the device is expected to launch with Android Marshmallow out of the box.