OnePlus 3 expected to launch by June, will feature new design

Ian Hardy

February 24, 2016 5:48pm

A new “flagship killer” is on the horizon.

After successfully bringing the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, and OnePlus X to market, OnePlus is preparing to launch a new smartphone — this time hopefully without an accompanying invite system — in the form of the One Plus 3.

In an interview with CNET, Carl Pei, founder and director of OnePlus, said his company’s next smartphone will launch “at the end of the second quarter.” While Pei declined to comment further, he did say new model will feature a new design that he hopes will “captivate” potential owners. The OnePlus 3 will likely feature improved internals over its predecessor, which was recently discounted to $449 CAD. The current assumption is that the OnePlus 3 will ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and between 3GB and 4GB of RAM.

The OnePlus 3 will continue to be sold unlocked directly through the company’s website, with no signs of carrier adoption. Pei believes his company provides a “better buying process” than traditional methods.

OnePlus is a privately-held company and it rarely releases sales stats. However, in a July interview with the WSJ, Pei said that the company sold over 1.5 million One units.

Related: OnePlus 2 Review

Source CNET
  • Sanjay Kumar

    I am using oneplus 2….

    I was disappointed with its performance. Hope to see that OnePlus really make op 3 better and easily available.

    • Mo Dabbas

      Me too. It’s not bad, but nexus runs smoother even thought Oxygen OS is almost like stock android.
      BUT, the most I couldn’t stand is that screen. Oh man its clearly a cheap panel.

  • jay

    I had a voucher for an extra 50$ off

  • Mo Dabbas

    I am a bit disappointed with the OnePlus two. I really hope they up their game with the three. either that or they should stop claiming it’s a flagship killer (because the OnePlus two was obviously not a flagship killer).

  • SexyHyde

    I have the OnePlus One and it’s still a killer phone. It turns heads still, impresses regularly and I still don’t have an upgrade itch.

    For the 3/Three, I want it to be as open as the One was, with regards to 3rd party software. Cyanogen preinstalled was a big selling point, but having openness created a device with Nexus size support, something which has been lacking with the 2 and X.

  • rd0t

    Annnnnd the hype is dead.

  • WhuWhuWhuWhut

    CyanogenMod took the Oneplus One over the top and made it worth taking a risk on for me. Without that, Oneplus needs to find a “killer app” to draw me back – maybe if they can integrate Xposed Framework. I can dream, right?

  • Omar

    Still using the One and its still going strong. I can confidently say this was the best phone they’ve made so far.

  • Garrett Cooper

    The OnePlus X was the intriguing one to me. The others were just too big.