Leaked OnePlus 3 specifications include 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 processor and NFC

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As we head midway into 2016, it’s getting closer to the time when everyone’s favorite upstart handset maker prepares to launch its new flagship killer. Yes, you guessed right, it’s OnePlus. After handing out 30,000 VR headsets a few days ago for its fans to view the upcoming announcement with, the OnePlus 3 leaks have begun in earnest. Earlier today, a certain serial leaker dished up the specifications on OnePlus’s upcoming handset

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According to a screenshot posted by Evan Blass, the OnePlus 3 will sport Qualcomm’s newest processor, the Snapdragon 820, which is not really a surprise but may come as a relief to some. There’s no word on how much RAM is present, but it will probably be around the 4GB mark. There’s 64GB of internal storage, and a 16MP camera on the rear. The screenshot states that the handset is running OxygenOS 3.1 with up to date security patches (May 1st). OxygenOS 3.1 is based on Android N, which means the handset could launch running Google’s latest version of Android at launch.

Here’s where things get a little interesting. The OnePlus 3 will apparently stick with using a 5.5-inch Full HD display (allegedly AMOLED) with 1080p resolution. It’s a little different, and while a Quad HD display isn’t a required specification, it is the way the market is headed. Still, by using the 1080p panel, the OnePlus 3 shouldn’t strain the processor or GPU too much, aiding battery life. And it’s something that other companies have done,take the Huawei P9 for example. Speaking of battery, it’s rumored that it will feature a 3,000mAh capacity, which should result in getting through the day with ease.

The other interesting thing to mention is that this time round, NFC is included. That’s right, the OnePlus 3 will have NFC connectivity, which means that you’ll be able to use it with Android Pay. It’s nice that OnePlus listened to the criticism the OnePlus 2 received last year over the missing feature.

The list of alleged specifications is by no means complete, but it gives a nice snapshot of what the OnePlus 3 could bring to the table. What do you think of the OnePlus 3 allegedly sticking with a 1080p display?

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).


  • Shannon Harris

    1080p is almost overkill as it is on a 5 to 6 inch screen. I would much rather trade the unneeded pixels for more battery life.

    • Peter Holden

      Agreed-ish. I appreciate the higher pixel count on my S6 Edge Plus, but the Huawei P9 is good enough. I don’t sit and wish it had a higher resolution. But…the spec-monster inside would love an Octa-4k display with quadrillion ppi though lol.

  • Rok Adamlje

    Doesnt seem a case to replace my Oneplus One. Yet. And no Cyanogen…