Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen excited about the VR launch of the OnePlus 3 “flagship killer”, as the last and arguably most important puzzle piece falls neatly into place today, thanks to an inside blabbermouth.
Or maybe this is yet another intricate marketing ploy from the inventors of unorthodox advertising disguised as a goof. Either way, we strongly believe OnePlus will take the wraps off its HTC-inspired Snapdragon 820 powerhouse on June 14, just one day after the official kick-off of the 2016 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
Pretty ambitious timing, but we don’t expect Cupertino to announce a new iPhone until fall, so chances are there will be no direct competition for the OnePlus 3 unveiled anytime soon. Only the recently released usual suspects, including the Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC 10, Huawei P9, Xiaomi Mi 5, and Meizu Pro 6.
Compared to all the aforementioned, even similar China-made rivals, this bad boy aims to stand out with an unparalleled bang for buck (just like its predecessors), offering 16 and 8MP cameras, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, NFC support, rapid-charging 3,000 mAh battery, and 4GB RAM at a little over $300.
For the first time in the company’s short but tumultuous history, one of its handhelds could go on sale off the bat without pesky invites, though probably only for a select group of buyers, starting with those fortunate enough to have scored a free Loop VR headset the other day.
Remember to save the June 14 date (it’s a Tuesday anyway, so you likely don’t have a lot going on), and gear up for the very first global VR shopping experience.