OnePlus is being vocal about its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3, unlike other major mobile phone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. Interestingly, the Chinese company is reportedly going to put up the handset on flash sale before its official launch.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that the OnePlus 3 will be unveiled at 12:30 pm (Eastern Time) on June 14, and open sales will start at 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) on the same day. The announcement will be made virtually via Loop VR headsets.
A report by AndroidWorld (via GSMArena) has claimed that the first flash sale of OnePlus 3 will be up on Monday in China, more than a week before its official launch. However, only 1,000 units of the device will be up for grabs during flash sale 1, and shipment will start only on the day of the announcement.
The report went on to say that the device will be available for 2,999 Yuan (around $455 / Rs. 30,600). However, it is not the official price. Buyers have to pay more if the actual price is more than 2,999 Yuan, and a reimbursement will be made in case the price is less. Consumers can pull out of the deal within seven working days if they are not happy with the price difference.
The OnePlus 3 has been spotted with a 5.5-inch AMOLED full HD display and 1,080×1,920 pixel (401 ppi pixel density), a 152.6×74.6×7.3 mm dimension, and 160 gram weight on TENAA listing. It is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocking at 2.15GHz and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device is also seen with a 32/64GB internal memory, a 4/6GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with LED flash, an 8MP front-snapper, and a 3,000mAh battery.