OnePlus, the Chinese startup backed by Oppo that has made headlines in the last two years with its “flagship killer” approach, is set to unveil a new smartphone, the OnePlus 3. As the name insinuates, the OnePlus 3 will be the third iteration of its flagship smartphone since the company has since started courting low budget users with another product, the OnePlus X.
While it has been widely expected that the OnePlus 3 will have 4 GB RAM in addition to other specifications that are a slight upgrade to what is on offer on the OnePlus 2, a 6 GB memory option was not previously on the cards. A listing on Chinese regulator TENAA’s website (where we also got to see the OnePlus 2 for the first time last year) all but confirm’s the device’s existence.
Other specifications of the OnePlus 3 include a 5.5-inch full HD display, a 16-megapixel camera at the back and an 8-megapixel camera on the front, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 3,000mAh battery and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The 6 GB OnePlus 3 will have 64 GB internal storage while the 4 GB variant will have 32 GB.
By unveiling a smartphone with 6 GB RAM, OnePlus is following in the footsteps of another Chinese smartphone maker, Vivo, whose device, the Vivo Xplay5, became the first 6 GB RAM smartphone when it was unveiled in early March.
Pricing of both devices is expected to keep with OnePlus’ principle of offering flagship class experience at a mid-range price. According to GizmoChina, the 6 GB RAM variant will cost a little over $300 while the 4 GB RAM OnePlus 3 is likely to go for a little over $270.
While OnePlus is still mum on when we can expect to see the OnePlus 3 in the flesh, it has already invited users to grab one of the 30,000 available pieces of the Loop VR, a new headset that OnePlus fans will be able to use to follow the launch event of the OnePlus 3 and even make orders for the device.