OnePlus already confirmed that its next flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone would be launched in Q2 2016 and the rumour mill continues to spin details of one of the most awaited devices coming this year. A leaked benchmark listing on AnTuTu of OnePlus 3's hardware specs revealed that the upcoming flagship would intensify the flagship race with premium offerings.
It's no secret that OnePlus is already working on the third-gen flagship. The first official evidence of the handset's existence came in February, when company CEO Pete Lau spoke about the handset's release, design and price. Ever since, there have been several rumours surrounding the handset.
The latest leaked benchmark on AnTuTu, first spotted by GizmoChina, bears significant credibility over the usual rumours. According to the listing, OnePlus 3 smartphone, which is referred to as the OnePlus A3000 on AnTuTu, would feature a Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, Adreno TM 530 GPU and 32GB built-in storage.
The benchmark also revealed that the 2016 flagship would feature a 16-megapixel primary camera and an 8MP front-facing shooter. Another noteworthy mention is that the handset that was tested ran Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS out-of-the-box. But, a separate report from GizmoChina, citing the company's Twitter account, revealed that OnePlus 3 would run Hydrogen OS based on Android Marshmallow.
While rumours had it that the OnePlus 3 would be launched April 7, the company debunked them all. GizmoChina reported that the event will indeed take place, but it would be for the release of the new HydrogenOS version.
If the other rumours are taken into consideration, the missing pieces of the puzzle can be assembled. Rumour also has it that the OnePlus 3 would feature a 5.5-inch display, a 3500mAh battery and a new radical design.
Since Lau confirmed the launch of OnePlus 3 in Q2 this year, we can expect the handset to be released before June 2016 if not April 7.