OnePlus 3: Latest leaked images show new all metal ‘flagship killer’

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If the rumours are to be believed the OnePlus 3 looks set to be this year’s best value smartphone and could actually live up to its ‘flagship killer’ tagline.

The successor to the OnePlus Two the new handset is rumoured to have a 3000mAh battery, a 5.5 inch 1080 pixel Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 chip, 16 megapixel main camera and a 8 megapixel selfie camera. It will also run using Android 6.0.

Reports also suggest that there will be two versions of the device. One version will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and will cost around $300 (THB10,500) and premium version will have 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space. The premium model is expected to retail at around $380 (THB13,300).

Earlier this week serial technology leaker Evan Blass Tweeted an image supposedly of the OnePlus 3. The image shows a device which closely resembles the HTC 10 and an iPhone 6S.

The all metal design appears to support USB Type-C, has a 3.5mm headphone jack and physical home button which would likely double up as a fingerprint scanner.

The device is expected to be launched in the summer with the official announcement likely to be made later this month.

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has gained an ever increasing following in Asia and Europe. It’s phones, often described as ‘flagship killers’, offer high specs, quality design and affordability.

Whilst OnePlus phones often receive rave reviews, they can be notoriously difficult to get hold of.

The company’s invite only sales policy has been criticised as being a gimmick but OnePlus says it is necessary in order to keep a balance between supply and demand.

However, the company has relaxed its invite only policy slightly. Earlier this year the OnePlus X was made available on open sale after only being available by invite. It is not known if the OnePlus 3 will be available to buy through an invite.

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