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OnePlus 3 Visits TENAA, Confirms Metal Body Design & Snapdragon 820

by Joe 8

Evleaks gave us a first good look at the OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone a few days back. To be honest, it looked like the design was inspired by HTC. Now, OnePlus 3 has just passed through the Chinese TENAA certification website and guess what, the design we saw back then is almost confirmed today. TENAA reveals that the new OnePlus flagship will be going with the market trend by using an all metal design, a first for the company. Up front, the phone will feature 2.5D glass.

Design wise, the OnePlus 3 has a bit of an HTC feel, but overall the looks are not bad at all. You have a large camera sensor on the top center of the back panel, which for your information is protruding. Then, there’s a single LED flash and no laser focus, which is really surprising given that the OnePlus 2 had this tech. The black antenna bars are a significant part of the design and lies on top as well as near the bottom of the metal back panel.

Coming to the specs, TENAA confirms that the OnePlus 3 will feature a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s no information about a 6GB RAM version, which we had heard about before. At the back, the phone comes with a 16MP camera while up front, there is an 8MP shooter. The screen size is also confirmed. It will sport a 5.5-inch panel with 1080p resolution. OnePlus 3 is quite thin as well and will measure just 7.3mm in thickness. In this body, the company has fitted a 3000mAh battery. This should be enough since previous 3C certification of the device had revealed that the phone could feature OPPO’s VOOC low voltage fast charging. The phone also supports dual SIM dual standby with 4G LTE.

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While this particular model that hit TENAA was running on Android 6.0.1, it is said that the phone should be getting Android N version after it is officially released by the company.

Since the design of the OnePlus 3 is basically confirmed, what are your final thoughts about it?


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  • Adam Nazifi

    I think its a good step, but many flagships already dominate the market, but for me 5.5 should have been to 5.2 inch

    • bro-reac

      They will bring a 5.0/5.2 incher in the form of oneplus x or y or z who knows. But the similarity to HTC oh man impeccable.

      • Adam Nazifi

        Yeah surely it is, Ripping off is still in the chinese phone makers box

        • Sérgio Miguel Silva

          HTC? Not really. As usual with Oneplus, it’s a design based on an Oppo counterpart. This time from Oppo R9, no less.

  • Andreas Stennert

    Hope they have been clever enough to still allow for user repairs and in particular display swaps. Before I would even consider ordering any “odd chinaphone” I want to know if I can order spare parts (no problem so far with OPO) and that the phone can be taken apart (metal unibody does not sound promising in that regard).

    I can live with 5.5 if they keep the bezels in check. I want to be able to pull down the notification bar without dislocating my finger.

  • Andrei Pavel

    Ugly, ugly, ugly !!!

  • Jiraya Ziane

    i was expecting super amoled, sd card and more than 3000mah battery,damm

  • Naaga Viper

    Ugly and expressionless, with a design copied from others.
    Oneplus disappoints again.