In case you had any lingering doubt, the next “flagship killer” from unorthodox marketing champion OnePlus is coming soon. Really soon. Both publicly and commercially, with a regular, invite-free release tipped to go down as early as June 16 in China.
But first things first, let us tackle the formal introduction date, which is June 14… and isn’t June 14. How so? Well, it turns out the OnePlus 3 shall come out during a glitzy Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre-set party kicking off at 10 am local time on June 15. That’s technically still June 14 stateside, and the clock will be 10 pm EDT.
OnePlus directly confirmed all that on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, and we already know folks lucky enough to have got their hands on the free Loop VR headset will be able to watch the announcement in an immersive virtual environment and order the 3 before anyone else.
Rumor has it the 5.5-incher is to gradually spread around the world in the second half of June and July too, with open sales likely to take place not just on the OEM’s website, but also on Amazon UK and US.
Pretty much guaranteed to pack your choice of 4 or 6GB RAM, the OnePlus 3 could somehow start at a lower price point than its already ridiculously cheap predecessor, NFC support included this time around, as well as Snapdragon 820 power, 16 and 8MP cameras, fingerprint recognition, and USB Type-C connectivity.
In case you haven’t noticed, we know everything about the bad boy, which has also been pictured and rendered multiple times recently, so you might wonder what OnePlus can do to surprise us. Any tricks left up its sleeve? We’ll see in two weeks.