China never fails to deliver when it comes to smartphone leaks, and the latest delivery is the first alleged image of the OnePlus 3 that we’ve seen. Surprisingly, there hasn’t been much news regarding the upcoming smartphone, despite the rumors that it’s going to be unveiled sometime this month. What little news there has been has come in the form of some alleged benchmarks, which claim the OnePlus 3 will have the kind of specs you’d expect from a high-end smartphone. As for the alleged image, there’s not much to say, other than that the back won’t have a sandstone finish. All in all, it seems like the OnePlus 3 will be the most boring OnePlus smartphone yet.
We haven’t seen much of the OnePlus 3, but with the phone rumored to make its debut sometime later this month, photos of the purported handset are starting to trickle out of China. Today’s leak comes by way of Weibo, and shows off the front and back of what’s alleged to be the OnePlus 3. From the image (via PhoneArena), you can see that the volume rocker is joined by a third button, which is likely the notification switch that we saw on the OnePlus 2. The camera setup is also shown off, which looks very different to the ones we’ve seen last year. The material at the back also looks different from the sandstone finish seen in previous generations. The front sports a chin for the home button, which will likely retain a fingerprint sensor, and there’s a noticeable curve along the sides. As for the specs, the phone is said to offer a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 16MP camera, and an 8MP front shooter. On the software front, the phone will run OxygenOS 3.0, which will be based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We should know more about the phone in the coming weeks. In the meantime, what’s your take on the design based on the leaked images?