The OnePlus 3 could be launched in July, according to the company’s co-founder, Carl Pei.
This news comes from an an interview with CNET Spain.
The OnePlus 3 will not feature a design similar as its predecessor OnePlus 2, and instead could look like the OnePlus One, which Pei admitted was more captivating than the OnePlus 2.
Additionally, Pei said that the company aims to move towards traditional marketing for selling its phones, and a better buying process, both of which indicate that it could be ditching the invitation-only system. OnePlus will be selling the phone in the US and other regions as an unlocked device (sans carrier contracts), directly through its own website. It will still offer free shipping in addition to accepting credit card payments, alongside the usual PayPal payments (which has been criticized).
It is likely that the OnePlus 3 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and support Dual SIM cards. But a welcome addition would be support for NFC and maybe a microSD card as well.