Not all Chinese phone manufacturers are looked upon with respect, but there are a few that have certainly proved they are more than capable of creating good products. OnePlus is such a manufacturer and it’s apparently already preparing its next big thing, the OnePlus 3. Though there’s nothing official just yet, a render allegedly depicting the device recently surfaced online and shows some very interesting design choices. If the render in question turns out to be accurate, the OnePlus 3 is going to be a pretty big departure from its predecessors, at least in some regards.
Possibly the most intriguing change is the removal of the fingerprint scanner, a feature that was present on the OnePlus 2 and also one that many buyers are looking for nowadays. Then again, iris scanners are starting to become very popular as well, so maybe we’ll end up seeing one of those on the OnePlus 3. The speaker placement also seems to be changing because this time around we’re looking at a front-facing speaker. Moving on to the rear panel, the manufacturer is apparently opting for a brushed metal finish on the OnePlus 3, which is a bit of an unusual choice considering that the first two smartphones featured sandstone textures on the back, but maybe OnePlus is trying to give its fans something new.
As for the specs, the Chinese website that leaked the render says that we should expect the OnePlus 3 to come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and an FHD display. Granted, those aren’t a whole lot of details but since leaks are already starting to surface, it’s only a matter of time before more information will slowly start to appear.