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OnePlus 3 looks ready to obliterate competition – 6GB of RAM, Snapdragon 820 and more

by Jacob Kleinman | April 26, 2016April 26, 2016 10:20 am PST

The OnePlus 3 is set to arrive within the next few months and, while we don’t have any official news on it yet, the device is already popping up all over the place online. A couple of recent benchmarks reveal that the new “flagship killer” could offer 6GB of RAM, NFC and plenty of other cutting edge hardware.

The OnePlus 3 was spotted on both Geekbench and GFXBench under the codename Rain A3000. The specs don’t line up perfectly, suggesting the company could offer multiple versions of the upcoming device.

According to Geekbench the OnePlus 3 will offer 5739 MB of RAM (likely rounded up to 6GB). It also packs a Snapdragon 820 chip and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. GFXBench reveals a bit more information, promising a 5-inch 1080p display, NFC, a 15-megapixel rear camera, a 7-megapixel front-facing shooter and just 4GB of RAM.

It’s possible OnePlus could offer two distinct models of the new phone, one with 4GB of RAM and one with 6GB. It’s a popular strategy in China, allowing companies to market the pricier handset as a premium variant. It’s possible one (or both) of the benchmarks could simply be wrong.

The OnePlus 3 is set to make its debut sometime in the second quarter of 2016, which means we should get an official look at the device by the end of June. It could also arrive a lot earlier, so check back soon for more news on the device.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...