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First images of unreleased ‘OnePlus 3’ may have just leaked

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:05PM EST
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The OnePlus 2 might not be one of the best-selling smartphones of the year, but it’s easily one of the best. With solid specs, a gorgeous design and a shockingly low price tag, the OnePlus 2 offers value that few rival smartphones in the world can match. You can read our in-depth OnePlus 2 review to learn more.

As it turns out, however, an upcoming smartphone supposedly set to be released in the next couple of months could offer an even better value to Android fans on a quest to get as much bang as possible for their buck. And the company behind the new phone is none other than… OnePlus.

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Referred to by some as the “OnePlus 3,” another OnePlus smartphone is set to debut at some point this year. With time running out and the fourth quarter right around the corner, this unreleased handset may have just been pictured for the first time.

A pair of renders published on Chinese tech blog purportedly shows the unreleased OnePlus smartphone, which is believed to be more compact than the company’s flagship OnePlus 2. The phone pictured in the renders looks nothing like the OnePlus 2, featuring a softer design with rounded edges and a plastic case with back that doesn’t look like it can be removed. One of the OnePlus 2’s key features is its removable back, which can be swapped with a variety of premium materials.

The second image in the leak appears to show a dual-camera configuration on the back of the phone, along with a dual-LED flash setup. Also present on the back of the phone is a round fingerprint scanner, which appears to have been relocated since the device doesn’t have a home button on the front.

Little else is known for the time being, but the “OnePlus 3,” “OnePlus 2 mini” or whatever else the phone might be called should be revealed in the coming weeks if it is indeed set to be released this year.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.