New OnePlus 3 variant rumored to arrive soon

OnePlus 3 production might be halted in the near future

OnePlus unleashed its latest flagship smartphone a few months ago and the device really caught the attention of consumers everywhere due to its powerful set of specs and relatively affordable price-tag.

Lots of people were extremely excited about the OnePlus 3 and naturally, the company received a lot of requests to purchase the handset. Unfortunately, OnePlus seems to be having a big problem keeping up with the unexpected wave of demand.

The smartphone has been out since June, but current delivery times can take up to four to five weeks due to high demand and low stock. According to sources inside the supply chain reported by Gizmo China, OnePlus seems to be working towards a solution to solve this stringent issue.

If we are to believe the rumor mill, the Chinese device maker is going to stop production of its newest flagship, the OnePlus 3 to make room for another smartphone, purportedly dubbed the OnePlus 3S or quite possible the OnePlus 3 Plus.

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Now you might be wondering, what does OnePlus hope to achieve by replacing one smartphone with another one? Well, the move does make sense if you take into account that the reason OnePlus can’t keep up with OnePlus 3 demand is AMOLED display shortage.

That being said, the upcoming OnePlus 3S or OnePlus 3 Plus is expected to make use LCD panels instead, thus removing the issue from the equation.

Apart from the new display, the upcoming variant is also rumored to come boasting a new Snapdragon 821 chipset. Currently, the OnePlus 3 packs a Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 CPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

In the photography department, the handset takes advantage of a 16MP camera on the back with OIS and LED flash and an 8MP frontal snapper.

The report hasn’t been confirmed officially by OnePlus, so take this information with a healthy grain of salt until further notice.

Back in August, the company was forced to halt sales in Europe for more than a month due to inability to keep up with demand. Today’s rumor brings us a bit of hope that OnePlus is on its way to solving this frustrating situation.

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