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Alleged OnePlus 3 Renders Surface

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The OnePlus 2 is not even half a year old but rumours regarding the sequel are surfacing and we have a pretty decent one to pass your way.  Alleged renders of the OnePlus sequel, which we assume will be called the OnePlus 3, have surfaced showcasing the design of the device.  While still looking fairly similar to its predecessors, the OnePlus 3 showcases some pretty slim bezels along the sides.  It also appears that the device will sport at least one front facing speaker as there appears to be a speaker grill on the pretty svelte chin of the device.  It’s possible that the grill at the top could serve as both an ear piece and a secondary speaker.

The renders also showcase 2 breaks in the frame of the device, one on each side.  I assume these are either buttons or possibly even ports or SIM/microSD slots, although the placement of the one on the bottom right seems odd to me.  You’ll also notice that there doesn’t appear to be a fingerprint reader on the front of the device so they may have followed Sony’s approach and gone with the side fingerprint reader which would suggest that one of those breaks along the side may be housing that.  An even better solution would be if they implemented Qualcomm’s sweet 3D fingerprint technology but maybe that’s just wishful thinking.

The source of the leak went on to say that the OnePlus 3 will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and a 1080p display.  If this is indeed the case, the device should be an absolute screamer since the powerful chipset won’t be pushing out tons of pixels.  This could also really help with battery life as well as we all know that higher resolution display require more power.

Of course, this is very much a rumour at this point and we really don’t know when OnePlus will out their next phone.  The renders look pretty decent though and if they can really get their manufacturing and distribution process going more smoothly, OnePlus could really begin to flourish.