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OnePlus 3 hyped by CEO: You’ll dig how it feels

by Jacob Kleinman | May 20, 2016May 20, 2016 11:45 am PDT

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The OnePlus 3 is expected to be a big departure from the company’s previous flagship phones, swapping that iconic sandstone material for a sleek metal design. But don’t worry, OnePlus CEO Peter Lau says the new device will still feel good in your hand. The company co-founder continued to hype the OnePlus 3 this week on Chinese social network Weibo without offering any concrete details. In a rough translation, he says the phone offers a “cool feeling.”

A leaked render making the rounds online shows a premium metal design seemingly inspired by the HTC One. The device certainly looks like it would feel nice to hold thanks to a unibody build and a slight curve in back. The OnePlus 3 is also expected to pack a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 3,000mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner in front. It could come in two different variants packing 4GB or 6GB of RAM, with the cheaper version starting at just over $300.

OnePlus is set to launch the new phone this spring with an official unveiling expected later this month. Last we heard the device could make its debut on May 28 before hitting the market in June.

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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...