OnePlus 3 Rumored to Come in Two Versions, Base Version to Cost CNY 1999 ($310)

OnePlus 3 Rumored to Come in Two Versions, Base Version to Cost CNY 1999 ($310)

After the OnePlus One, the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X, a lot of Android enthusiasts are looking forward to see the next device to come out of the OnePlus stable. Even if the recent devices were not the best in light of the heightened competition in the market, they still offered a value package at an affordable price. So it is natural that the next OnePlus device will be scrutinized and judged on both of these aspects: the value it brings over the competition, and the price.

As we slowly inch our way to marking a year since the OnePlus 2 was released, the question that will inevitably pop up is: what about the OnePlus 3?

There are rumors and speculation floating around the interwebz on the successor to OnePlus’ affordable flagship lineup. This time, new information flowing from GizmoChina points that the OnePlus 3 will supposedly come in two variants, much like how several Chinese manufacturers are opting in late 2015 – early 2016.

The base model of the OnePlus 3 is rumored to bear the flagship grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This by itself makes this device competent enough with latest flagships, on paper at least. Further, this base variant of the device will cost CNY 1999 (~$310) at launch, which is lower than the launch price of the OnePlus 2. If you think that is not a good enough flagship for you, the OnePlus 3 will also come in a higher specced variant which will bump up the RAM to 6GB and the internal storage to 64GB. There is no leak or extra information regarding the price of this variant, but a guesstimate from our end would be a $50-$80 premium in the international market.

If these leaks and information do turn out to be true, the OnePlus 3 will be a direct competitor to Xiaomi’s Mi 5. In fact, it might just hold an upper-hand thanks to its comparatively wider presence and distribution in the West, while Xiaomi remains a player in select markets only. But in case you get too happy about it, there is no mention whether the OnePlus 3 will continue with the company’s invite system, so things could flow either way.

The OnePlus 3 is expected to launch in late May – June, so we hope to lay our hands onto more information as the days pass. Stay tuned for more coverage!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]