OnePlus 3 set to launch on June 15th; will be available invite-free


Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, today, announced the launch date of their new flagship phone as June 15, with a teaser image on their blog, as well as on the Chinese social network Weibo. The launch is now expected to take place at 10 am. (7.30 am. IST) at the Shenzhen Universiadg Centre, a day after the earlier rumoured June 14th date we had reported about late last month.

The company had earlier announced that the OnePlus 3 would be launched on a virtual space station, and in order to be a part of this virtual space station launch, you would require the Loop VR headset. OnePlus gave away 30000 units of the Loop VR headsets to watch the event in VR, and plans to make these headsets available for Rs. 1 on Amazon India on June 3rd and June 7th at 12 PM. The phone is expected to go on sale the very next day and will first be available in China, and it may take a little longer for the phone to make its way to other markets, including India. Most interestingly, the phone is expected to be available invite-free.

As reported earlier, OnePlus will offer two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage, and the other with 6GB of RAM with 64GB built-in storage according to a listing on TENAA, China’s telecom equipment certification authority. Both variants are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. If the listing is to be believed, the OnePlus 3 may run on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS, and pack a 3000mAh battery. At present, it is still unclear if both variants will have the same battery capacity.