The other day while rummaging through a drawer I came across a pair of bright red USB cables and thought to myself: “What a shame about OnePlus.”
Despite a controversial marketing campaign and the invite system that everyone loved to hate, their first smartphone was actually pretty good; if nothing else the OnePlus One at least showed the world that in 2014 an extra 32GB of onboard storage didn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Then came the OnePlus 2, which pretty much ruined the brand for Western markets—this “2016 flagship killer” (first sold in 2015) shipped with a USB-C cable that wasn’t up to basic spec. It was quickly followed by the OnePlus X, a device that no one asked for and few customers seemed to want.
But Carl Pei and company haven’t thrown in the towel just yet. Their OnePlus 3 will be officially unveiled on June 14th. And this one will at least have NFC.
Additional specs, according to Evan Blass, will be as follows:
5.5 inch 1080p AMOLED display
16MP rear camera
OxygenOS 3.1 (Android N)
For the phone’s launch OnePlus offered its remaining fans 30,000 free VR headsets over the weekend. I did have to pay $15.99 CAD shipping for mine, and really only bought one because a Samsung Gear VR costs $124 more. Hey, if the OP3 is a flop OnePlus might still have a sustainable business in the accessories racket…
Anyone excited about a new phone from OnePlus?