Part of the outstanding buzz surrounding OnePlus phones a while ago seems to have ironically fizzled out as marketing controversy died down and invite-based sales gradually transitioned towards normal, open practices.
The device manufacturer was probably not among the world’s top ten in shipment figures last year, as it no doubt hoped, and both domestically and internationally, brands like Huawei, OPPO, Vivo or Meizu appear to be growing at a much faster pace.
In response, OnePlus reportedly plans to do what it knows best in a few weeks, unveiling yet another ridiculously affordable “flagship killer.” Only this time, the quality – pricing ratio might well exceed your wildest dreams.
Rumor has it the OnePlus 3 will set you back the equivalent of $310 (2,000 Yuan) with 4GB RAM in tow, 32GB internal storage space, Snapdragon 820 processing power, a 5-inch Full HD display, 16MP dual-LED flash rear camera, 8MP selfie shooter, USB Type-C connectivity, fingerprint recognition, and even NFC support. Basically, everything but the kitchen sink for a fraction of Galaxy S7, LG G5 or HTC 10’s MSRPs.
Compared to the OnePlus 2, the OEM’s next big thing should thus be around 20 bucks cheaper with an extra gig of memory on deck, plus twice as much digital hoarding room, 3 extra megapixels for both main and secondary cams, and NFC-enabled at last.
If that doesn’t impress you much, perhaps hearing a top-of-the-line OnePlus 3 variant with 6GB RAM and a 64GB ROM is also in the pipeline will do the trick. Its price of course remains a mystery, but it can’t possibly go over the $450 mark. Even $400 is a viable guess… and the stuff the sweetest dreams of Android power users are made of.