OnePlus launched 16GB variant of its flagship OnePlus 2 smartphone in India.
OnePlus launched 16GB variant of its flagship OnePlus 2 smartphone in India.IBTimes India/ Anirban Roy

Hype around the upcoming OnePlus 3 has slowly gained momentum over the last few weeks, with leaks revealing several details of the device bit by bit, and now, the CEO of the company himself has let the cat out of the bag. He has revealed his hands-on experience of the flagship device.

OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu aka Pete Lau has revealed in a post that OnePlus 3 feels good in the hand, reported GizmoChina, which has the screenshot of the post. This means the Chinese company could be ready to roll out the OnePlus 2 successor. 

It was reported that OnePlus 3 would be released on May 18 but it didn't happen. Now, there are reports that it will come on May 28, but it's not confirmed. In all likelihood, OnePlus' next-generation device could come in June. The OnePlus One was released in June 2014 and the OnePlus 2 in August 2015, so, the upcoming flagship, too, could be launched around this time.

There are contradicting reports on the specifications of the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 3 has a 1,920x1,080p screen resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, according to an AnTuTu benchmarking listing leaked on Weibo (via 9to5Google). It is also seen with features like 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, a 16MP main camera, and an 8MP front-snapper.

Leakster Evan Blass @evleaks has claimed in a Twitter post that the upcoming flagship device will sport an AMOLED display and be powered by a 3,000mAh battery, contradicting earlier reports that it would have a 3,500mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Interestingly, PhoneArena has reported that the OnePlus 3 could come with a price tag of around $320 for the 4GB model, and $400 for the 6GB variant. The website came up with the projected price after considering the specifications expected in the device and the trends of OnePlus, but it is not official. If it turns out to be true, OnePlus fans will be surprised as OnePlus 2 was priced $330 for the 3GB RAM model and $390 for the 4GB RAM variant. 

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