Just days after the first batch of OnePlus 3 leaks surfaced, more have appeared on Chinese social networking site, Weibo. This time, the device is shown completely case-less, with the boot-up screen clearly showing the OnePlus logo.
At this point it seems safe to assume that the third-generation device from OnePlus will indeed be this OnePlus 2/HTC One crossover.
Like the last leak, the front panel is very similar to the current OnePlus flagship. It’s one flat piece of glass covering what we assume is a 5.5-inch display, with the pill-shaped metal ring surrounding the home button. This button will also undoubtedly feature a fingerprint sensor, and if it’s anything like the last one, it’ll be incredibly quick.
The back is completely different to the OnePlus 2, but very similar to HTC’s One-series design. It looks like a solid, unibody metal build with a stealthy black/slate finish and dark, subtle antenna bands across the top and bottom. Still, I’m very happy at the prospect of no Sandstone finish.
Unlike the last set of leaks, this particular unit has been powered on by the person holding it, and we get a glimpse at the boot-up screen, which clearly shows the company’s logo. What’s more, there’s a screen from somewhere in the settings menu hinting at Oxygen OS, and the OP3’s rumored code-name ‘RAIN’.
While we’re fairly certain that the device in these pictures is the OnePlus 3, we’re not 100% on what features it’ll have, and how it improves on last year. Leaked benchmarks suggested we’re getting a 1080p screen again, but this time partnered with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 32GB storage and 4GB RAM. The benchmarks also suggested we’ll see an 8MP front camera and 16MP rear camera.
Whatever the device features, OnePlus has stated that the next phone will have a ‘better buying process’, suggesting we’ll either see an end of the invite system, or a major improvement to it.
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