While OnePlus is busy teasing the upcoming OnePlus 3 smartphone, it looks like the first concrete set of hardware specs have surfaced online courtesy of famous leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks.
If these rumored OnePlus 3 specifications turn out to be accurate, then the OnePlus 3 could well become the most successful smartphone in the young company's portfolio.
Earlier today, Blass shared a screenshot allegedly captured on a OnePlus 3 prototype running the Android N developer build. This hints at the fact that the OnePlus 3 will either launch with Android N on board or will be updated to the upcoming Android version soon after Google publishes the final code later this summer.
Moving on to the OnePlus 3 hardware specs, Blass claims that the handset will come with all of the internal hardware that we've come to expect from a 2016 high-end smartphone. Included here are Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, 64GB of onboard storage, and a 16MP primary camera. Blass also claims that the OnePlus 3 will include an NFC chip, unlike its direct predecessor, the OnePlus 2.
Note that, earlier today, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau teased the upcoming smartphone's 8MP front-facing selfie shooter.
Blass also puts further weight behind the notion that the OnePlus 3 will come with a 5.5-inch display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels. While all modern high-end smartphones come with QHD (1440 by 2560 pixels) displays, there is evidence to support that the extra display sharpness gained by making the jump to a QHD panel is offset by performance and battery life drawbacks.
Given that OnePlus smartphones usually aim to provide a balance between cost and hardware, a 1080p display seems like an acceptable sacrifice.
Previous rumors and leaks have suggested that the OnePlus 3 will ditch the plastic build of its predecessors in favor of a more premium metal build. The image that you can see below is an alleged leaked picture of a OnePlus 3 prototype. Note that a recent leak has suggested that there will be two versions of the OnePlus 3, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage and one with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Like its predecessors, the OnePlus 3 is expected to be priced somewhere between $300 and $400, although nothing can be confirmed at this point.