OnePlus rumoured to halt production of OnePlus 3: Should you have to forgo your buying plans?
OnePlus rumoured to halt production of OnePlus 3: Should you have to forgo your buying plans?OnePlus via Twitter

It looks like China-based OnePlus would be halting the production of newer OnePlus 3 units temporarily. This development has got nothing to do with the "explosion issues," which have recently plagued Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handsets, due to which the Korea-based brand has halted the production of the device.

OnePlus is temporarily suspending the production of newer OnePlus 3 handsets as the China-headquartered company plans to introduce a newer and refreshed variant of the OnePlus 3 soon, apparently incorporating a more recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, reported GizmoChina, citing internal sources. 

At this juncture, it is worth noting that the current-gen OnePlus 3 comes with a Snapdragon 820 under-the-hood.

GizmoChina also talks about the possibility of OnePlus releasing the above refreshed smartphone in the market and then permanently stopping the production of the current-gen OnePlus 3 smartphone. However, these rumours are advised to be taken with a pinch of salt as additional details regarding this development are yet to surface at this point in time.

As of now, the OnePlus 3 remains one of the favourite smartphones in the market. Also, there are reports about a next-gen OnePlus 3 Plus succeeding the OnePlus 3. These reports have come from a reputed Chinese analyst, and therefore cannot be disposed as just another rumour. With these aspects combined, there is every possibility that the technology world would witness a next-gen OnePlus smartphone in the future.

For the uninitiated, OnePlus 3 offers its buyers the following key technical specifications that are seemingly impressive on paper:

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 with pixel density of 401 ppi
  • Oxygen OS 3.2.4 operating system, based on Google Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • 16 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front snapper
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB fixed internal storage
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and USB Type-C connectivity
  • 3,000 mAh fixed Lithium-Ion battery.