In the previous month, Smartisan had confirmed that it will be holding a launch event on April 9 to announce a new smartphone. The rumor mill had been speculating that the Chinese manufacturer may launch the Smartisan Nut 2 smartphone through the upcoming launch event. However, a new Weibo post from the company confirms that it will be launching the Smartisan Nut 3 on April 9.
A recent Weibo post from the company states that starting from today until 2:30PM on April 14, users can setup sales reminder for the new Smartisan Nut 3 at Smartisan Tech Mall and its official store at JD. Users can receive SMS alerts and stand a chance to win Nut 3 through lucky draw. Smartisan’s official JD store will also provide its fans with a new gift every day.
It is speculated that smartphones with model numbers OC105 and OC106 that had been certified by China’s 3C authority in January are the two variants of the Nut 3. The OC105 was also spotted at TENAA on Feb. 27.
The Snapdragon 636 chipset that is present under the hood of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Chinese edition) and Meizu E3 is speculated to power the Nut 3. As far as appearance is concerned, it is likely to arrive with tri-bezeless design that features a thick bezel at the bottom and narrow bezels at the remaining sides of the display. The bottom bezel is pegged to feature a home button enabled with a fingerprint reader.
The Smartisan Nut 3 is expected to feature 4 GB of RAM, 12-megapixel dual camera module and it is likely to arrive in three storage choices like 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. These models are speculated to be respectively priced at 1,599 Yuan (~$255), 1,799 Yuan (~$269) and 1,999 Yuan (~$318).